Update: Singapore's largest circulating Chinese broadsheet, Zaobao, also ran a piece on Mr Miyagi and myself today (28 July 2005) entitled 博客uncle红了. I will see if I can get a scan.
Here is the link for now.
Sandralicious got featured in Shin Min
(Wanbao), that paragon of journalistic integrity, and is not too happy at being called a scheming 20-year-old posting pictures on the net so that she can lure wolves into her net.
Our Bloggers.SG Convention was covered by Associated Press ("Singapore's Net-dwellers gather for first official 'off-line' conference").
SINGAPORE (AP) - Spread out over the nightclub dance floor, Singapore's Web journal community officially gathered off-line for the first time to put faces to the popular Web pseudonyms and discuss important blogger issues - including how to avoid a ruinous government lawsuit.
For more than five hours Saturday about 200 people - some hunkered over laptops - listened to Singapore's most famous Web writers in person as a big-screen television beamed a chat room taking questions and comments from cyberspace.
In another instance, a social commentator for Singapore-published Today newspaper caricaturised as "Mr Brown'' essentially started out as a blog celebrity.
His acknowledged public status is no surprise, considering that Singaporeans are perhaps the most progressive in the region to embrace blogs as a newfound subculture. Its residents recently staged the first-ever annual Singapore Bloggers Conference in early July.
Aside from being approached by the local press (in his comments section since he left no email), Rockson also got quoted in an AFP news report, "Singapore spends big on no name change", in a South African online newspaper, Mail & Guardian. The quote comes from his post on Marina Bay.
Not surprisingly, many Singaporeans were quick to lambaste the government's latest publicity efforts as an utter waste of public funds.
"Waaah, you so clever ... [you] think and think and think and come up [with] this new old name," Rockson Takumi Tan wrote on his popular blog. -- AFP