March 06, 2009
February 02, 2009
I just came across this insightful article on FastCompany.com that Google has launched a network analysis service with a pair of non-profit organizations, in a move to help regular users like you and me to support net-neutrality and expose ISPs (Internet Service Providers) that are secretly degrading the connection speed of users, a practice known as discriminatory network management.
Recommended by AenTan: "Expose the ISPs!!!"
December 02, 2008
The Online Citizen said:
After months of consultation with various sectors of society and organizations, the Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AIMs), finally presented its report on Internet regulations this morning.
“If the Government warmly embrace what we are suggesting…it will lead to more diversity, more choices, more space for political discussion,” AIMs chairman, Mr Cheong Yip Seng, said at the press conference which was held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel at Kim Seng Road.
The report, titled “Engaging New Media, Challenging Old Assumptions”, is a 224-page document, neatly packaged and given out to the media. It comes after consultation with groups such as the Law Society, Government Parliamentary Committees, businesses, bloggers and individuals.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This may change the landscape of the internet for Singaporeans."
May 28, 2008
Mr Smith recognises that Mr Koh's stand will likely not be a popular one, and his firm is already girding up for a public backlash.
'Website owners are just upset because they never had to pay for it before,' said Mr Smith.
VueStar will begin enforcing its patent claims in Australia and the US 'soon', he said, and the firm is also working on invoices for Internet heavyweights like Google and Microsoft.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "SG firm takes on Microsoft and Google"
April 20, 2008
Uniquefrequency clarifies why he doesn't read the newspapers and gives reasons why.
Papers are slow. It’s not their fault, I know. Papers are published daily, not hourly, I get that. But explain to me how I hear about an Outram MRT shooting via Twitter, check out the CNA website and it’s not there? Yes I know CNA’s Twitter mentioned it, but sorry, dead man found at Outram MRT is not the same as man shot at Outram MRT.
January 25, 2008
October 26, 2007
IDA announces plans to allow use of fully numeric domain names.
Internet users can soon look up website addresses easily with just numbers, and website owners can use their favourite numbers as their website addresses. This is because pure numeric domain names will be introduced by the Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) to link websites to businesses, organisations and even personal pages.
July 02, 2007
Isaac Riley Ritz said:
Like I promised before, I have photos of a couple engaging in indecent act in front of alot of residents, but I just couldn't find the photos. If I find them, I shall post them on my blog. So here they are.
Recommended by meanie: "After the successful Casino proposal, will we attack the porn industry next? This is published on Stomp as well: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/viewPost3737.aspx lol"
May 28, 2007
Twitter is totally the spokesperson for the “Me Culture”. In the little pink and blue boxes that are fast invading more and more corners of the Internet, we see nothing more than shouts for attention.
“Look at me! I just did my laundry and wiped the kitchen counter clean!! Can you beat that???”
What the hell? What the hell?
Where is the creativity? The entertainment value? The thing that will make people go, “Ahhh… that was worth my two seconds reading it.”?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Its honest and funny. "
April 02, 2007
April 02, 2007
"In 2003, plans for [usa] Total Information Awareness, or TIA, sparked outrage among privacy advocates....Poindexter resigned...[TIA was terminated, to be reborn in] Singapore, a country that mixes elements of democratic governance with authoritarian rule..."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Data mining and surveillance of internet works against privacy of the internet user and his free speech. It will send everyone back to the stone age of controlled "Speakers corners" where nobody speaks anything significant or controversial and nobody listens."
March 07, 2007
Entrepreneur27 SG said:
We were pretty excited to learn of Velvet Puffin’s (VP) lightning rise to the top of the local Web2.0 pile today; first the local Business Times feature and then the “Web 2.0 Richter Scale” of Techcrunch. Both founders, R Chandrasekar and Sam Hon are 26 and Velvet Puffin is a project under Radixs, a 60-person company both have founded since 2002. Co-founder Chandrasekar also reveals a total of $10million financing (seed and Series A) for the startup from Purple Ray, Artisan Encipta and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A review of the website that launched today. We can all take a look at our home-grown Web2.0 company and help support it!"
February 23, 2007
The internet as we know it now is mostly what I would call “informational” - where people access content...Besides the informational, the internet also has a large experiential element.
February 11, 2007
We continue to unearth the more exciting Web2.0 startups in little Singapore, those with crazy ideas that should really sink or swim, as evaluated in front of our live audience. There’s no better way to crash-test your business model in front of real consumers themselves — young university students and bored young professionals with lots of free time spent surfing the web at home, in dorms and offices. If you are keen to practise your VC analytical skills, come sit in. Its really kinda like American Idol where the audience members are all Simon Cowells, Randy Jacksons and Paula Abduls.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Interesting, even the MDA folks who launched the $500M IDM fund will be at the same event. No harm checking out if our local Web2.0 initiatives will take off. "
February 03, 2007
Some people are known to make police reports about such racist content. But in some ways that is the easier path to take: it passes the buck to the State, when the battle against racism is also fought through the hearts, minds and actions of individual citizens.
And there are many things you can do as an active citizen...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some very good ideas for citizen activism, and how to combat racism and discrimination through the use of everyday actions."
January 08, 2007
This event almost looks like another initiative by some harried civil servant who pulled together a bunch of kakis from the other ministries to show the whole world they are all collectively putting effort in doing something that meets their KPI/ ROI/ whatever.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some views offered on what the government agencies are doing to create a "Web3.0" Industry in Singapore. Are these guys hopelessly out of touch or are we missing something here?"
December 03, 2006
Two Steps From Twilight said:
Intellectual honesty is the central point of the sharing of information, whether via blogs or newspapers. Opinion on the internet and on western newspapers is necessarily sharp, biting and ruthless because it is honest. What makes the Straits Times so worthy of contempt is that it is neither objective nor honest. (Not to mention credibility.)
Recommended by at82: "There is no such thing as an unbiased and objective media. Hence it is important to have a plurality of views. "
November 13, 2006
Speranza Nuova said:
As of this morning MrBrown, Tomorrow.SG and the Singapore Government are an unlikely threesome of bedfellows, having been left out of the "[Uncensored] Search". Dunno if the blogger will kena tight slap though...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "An interesting look at a new search engine. Timely analysis, given that interest groups from Gahmen to Opposition are all trying to develop an Internet strategy in the era of the living blogosphere. Dunno if the blogger will kena tight slap though..."
September 15, 2006
This site aims to provide a comprehensive database of Singapore government interventions in internet communication... Contrary to the widely held view that the PAP is just like other dictatorships, our theory of “calibrated coercion” argues that the PAP’s longevity can be explained in part by a deliberate restraint in its use of repression.
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "Yet another (still rare) example of blogs used for academic discourse and research."
June 01, 2006
Molly Meek said:
Actually Molly also welcomes the move. It sounds good, except that Molly doesn't know what a light touch is. Molly only knows that "light" can be defined in dark and heavy-handed ways, but that's really another story altogether. Molly really likes the term "light touch." It complements the other cute term, "soft authoritarianism." We live in a unique culture, the biggest achievement in which is that the most bitter ingredients are always whipped into palatable world-class dishes.
Recommended by lunatic_fringe: "Molly shares with us the realms of possibility arising from Dr. Lee Boon Yang's comments on how the Gahmen should take a lighter touch in the way it manages new media such as the Internet and podcasts."