Saturday, August 25, 2007

Intelligent Singaporean Closed Down

InSpir3D has ended Intelligent Singaporean, the manual aggregator for social political blogs.

Contributed by BL.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Legal threat against Tomorrow.sg

Grand Seasons International, through its legal representative, Gurdip & Gill, issued Tomorrow.sg with a demand to remove an entry entitled "Grand Season International-TimeShare Scam Company". It also demanded to know the identity of a comment author, "GECKO".

Contributed by Yuhui.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Self-regulation

Dharmendra Yadav opines in a TODAY column that bloggers should self-regulate. Subsequent discussion divides bloggers between those who support self-regulation through a Code of Ethics and those who don't.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

MDA survey on Internet usage

The Media Development Authority released results of a survey about Internet use in Singapore. It found that about a third of Singaporean Internet users aged 15 to 49 years old are creating their own online content.

More results:
  • About 50% of 15-19-year-olds and 46% of 20-24-year-olds create content. (The numbers are greater if occasional bloggers/podcasters are taken into account.)
  • 65% of 15-49-year-olds use the Internet in their daily lives.
  • 55% rated themselves as at least moderately able to analyse and discern information on the Internet (four or above on a scale of seven). Teenagers rated themselves more highly.
  • 36% of 39-49-year-olds are at least moderate users, compared to 70% among teens.
MDA surveyed about 1,000 people face-to-face between July and August.

MDA will use the results to get more people to be savvy and comfortable users of new media.

Contributed by Yuhui.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wee Shu Min

Netizens criticised Wee Shu Min for her arrogant reply to an entry by Derek Wee, ending her entry by telling him to "get out of my elite uncaring face." The two blog entries are reproduced on Sam's Alfresco Coffee Shop.

Derek, who works in a multinational company, had written a response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's call on the young to be more involved in Singapore's development. He lamented that he did not feel secure about Singapore's future and was worried about various issues, including the influx of foreign talent.

Shu Min is a former Gifted Elective Program student and now studying in Raffles Junior College. Her father is Member of Parliament Wee Siew Kim of the People's Action Party. She responded to Derek's post by saying that he was complaining about nothing and had benefited from Singapore's system.

Shu Min has since removed her blog.

Contributed by Yuhui.