November 02, 2006
Spreading the message on behalf of a fellow blogger... a call for sincere help.
I have, over the years, received countless emails appealing for this and that. From blood donation of a certain blood type to adopt a puppy. So of these emails can be real heart-tuggers but given that there are so many hoaxes and pranks out there, one cannot but feel skeptical or worse, cynical about the whole deal.
Even if the email was genuine, I am more or less pretty much unmoved as I don't feel anything towards the subject, be it a person or a thing as it is far too remote for me.
That was until that morning when the following email reached my mailbox.
This one really hit home.
January 27, 2006
Went to Chairman Mao's house, had a drink with him and chatted for about an hour. Friendly chap of few words, i was the one doing most of the talking and translating, oooh-ing and aaaah-ing at the exihibts.
Recommended by Kenny Sia: "Miss Singapore Tourism went to China and blogged about her experience.
Lots of photos. Lots of chio bus. No Furong Jiejie."
November 09, 2005
The Blog Boyz said:
As the prevalence and social influence of weblogs continue to increase, the issue of the ethics of bloggers is relevant not only to the blogging community, but also to people outside it.
This study explored ethical beliefs and practices of two distinct groups of bloggers--personal and non-personal--through a worldwide web survey. Over a period of three weeks, 1,224 responses were collected and analysed.
Recommended by mb: "This honors thesis study by undergraduates at the School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (SCI/NTU), is going to be presented at the Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research in Florida."