May 31, 2010
The hint of trouble was when TOC started doing lifestyle stories, including articles by a SEXologist... Temasek Review on the other hand was smarter. They grabbed people by the eyeballs early on, and then moved into more serious political commentary. The Apprentice is now the Master.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A slightly weird analysis of two big political blogs The Online Citizen and Temasek Review. Looks at how sex sells, and how sex gives insight into these blogs."
December 05, 2008
Oh, and there's one more thing, as our buddy Steve Jobs would put it.
We're releasing panoramic street images. This is something that we initially used to help us create our map, but we figured you'd like it as much as we do. This is still a bit of a work in progress, so it might change a little during the next few weeks. Here's how it works.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "shows that determined people can beat the big corporations, and all that matters is creativity and determination!"
July 13, 2008
Streetdirectory.com was a kind of guilty necessity. We’d rail about how they made us pay for maps, and cheered when Singapore Land Authority hammered them for us, but SLA’s provision of Singapore maps was lacking. But I digress. We still crawled back to Streetdirectory in the dead of night, because that was the only way to get bus information. We needed Streetdirectory like we needed pocket money from an abusive parent.
Gothere.sg rocks. And I don’t mean conceptually - it rocks right now.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A sign of how things have moved on without SD, I'm quite amazed how good this little-known site is, really makes one wonder why anyone would miss SD. "
March 08, 2007
Tan Kian Ann asks if blogging is for everyone and he identifies 4 groups of people who should not blog.
after reading several books, blogs and articles, it is no doubt that blogging is the current wave of user generated content, and virtually anyone who have or have not used a computer can blog...But the real question here is - is blogging really for everyone? Is there a group of people who really should not blog?
November 24, 2005
James Seng recently asked why the Singapore blogosphere seemed to have predominant influence over Technorati. Finding it interesting, I digged deeper:
James' observation stemmed from how issues in the local blogosphere, such as the “Sarong Party Girl” issue in June and and “NKF incident” in July, made it as the most searched keywords on Technorati. Currently, the top 10 searches on Technorati includes “Daphne Teo” (#2) and “Dawn Yang” (#7), both of which are talk of the online town.
My initial impression is that the social structure of Singapore has strategic qualities which lend itself well to Media Literacy (See Wikipedia: Media Literacy). Where “Information Literacy” referred to the ability to find, comprehend (linguistically) and consume information for use, the term “Media Literacy” refers to the ability to produce, create and successfully communicate information in its various forms. This runs parallel with the produser philosophy and the new traditions highlighted in Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 model...
If you are tickled by this kind of thing, have a look at the rest of the article here.
August 23, 2005
I wanted to take a second and email you to let you know we have been adding some servers this weekend and that is probably why you might have had problems.
Lancerlord got contacted by Blake Rhodes, the CEO of IceRocket because he left a comment on Cowboy Caleb's post saying that he was experiencing problems with IceRocket. After trying again yesterday, he has come to the same conclusion as other bloggers - IceRocket Rawks!
July 23, 2005
June 22, 2005
Think of yourself as a parent. And you earn enough to make ends meet every month. Then your kid comes up to you and say, "Mom(or Dad), can you please buy me a _________(insert item)? Pleaseeeee?" You know that you can't afford to buy something so expensive for your kid right now, even though you would like to. You tell her/him no, you can't. Your kid's unhappy. You're unahppy too, because your kid doesn't understand that she/he can't be like other better-off kids, getting whatever they want without much difficulty. You then feel bad you can't fufill their wishes.
I don't want my parents to feel bad.
Ningx is such a sensible teenager. In this post, she wonders what she might have been like if she had been born into a rich family instead, and feels grateful that being poor has instilled different values into her. There may be hope for the human race after all.
May 23, 2005
Nick has been trying to be real good and not say anything negative about tomorrow.sg but decides it is time to eject the elephant in his living room.
What could have been Singapore's BoingBoing or Volokh Conspiracy or something in between has instead turned out as (continuing in that High Concept vein) Her World meets Chicken Soup for the Singaporean Soul, with a sprinkling of bafflingly punchline-free humour posts, bafflingly pointless news items and the simply baffling. Rarely have I seen so much cachet expended on so inconsequential a venture.
*come on guys! post this up and let's have some fun! Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
May 19, 2005
Elia Diodati complains about people who complain that the phrase "Singapore blogosphere" is wrong English.
Language is about communication, not the unthinking application of arcane grammatical rules. If it makes perfect sense and is unambiguous, why should it be “wrong”? I, for one, am going to continue using “Singapore blogosphere” until someone comes up with a better reason not to.
May 10, 2005
May 08, 2005
Mr Miyagi explores why Singapore's Blogosphere has a "sense of community" via his Satellite of Love...
One of the reasons why people have been saying that the Singapore blogosphere has a 'sense of community' is that we all work and play very close to each other. We're only inches apart, most days.
April 27, 2005
Cowboy Caleb speaks much truth about blogging in Singapore.
Our blogs are being taken seriously now. Our blogs are being watched. Bloggers, thy name is Legion. They would cast us out if they could because we cannot be controled. We can make or break a person, business or idea if we choose to do so. And most of the time we are doing this, even if we’re not aware of what we’re doing.