Warning: this post contains some swear words unsuitable for children.
Straits Times Digital Life cover the Bloggers.SG conference fairly extensively and I have to say, it was a good read. Cowboy Caleb thinks so too, and Lancerlord has the whole thing available on Flickr for your reading pleasure. Worth buying today's paper for, I tells ya.
As the eloquent Cowboy puts it:
"Just goes to show how much difference a little research, hardwork and friendliness gets you when you talk to bloggers. Now our bloggers seem like real people with real lives and interesting hobbies - not some reluctant reticent introverted geeks that the Sunday Times would have you to believe."
But the thing that made me laugh out loud was Joel's writeup, where his name was listed as Big F*** and his blog URL as http://bigf***.blogspot.com/. I think this is going to be a real challenge for mainstream media as they cover sites or blogs with swear words in their URLs or names. To asterisk or not to asterisk, that is the question.
At the same time deeper inside the Digital Life supplement, there was a reference to NKF blogs and Rockson's infamous post, complete with the URL, http://rockson.blogspot.com/2005/07/nkf-boss-got-cheebye-12-months-bonus.html.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing the first time the CB word is used in a local paper. For international readers, "cheebye" is a hokkien vulgarity that refers to a woman's genitals. The bizarre thing is that Bigfuck's URL and name were asterisked, but Rockson's use of CB was not.
Also funny was the unfortunate way the Rockson URL was truncated.
I can also imagine the the frustration of readers as they try to type Bigfuck's URL using the three asterisks and getting nothing. In fact, I think Joel is livid that people will not find his site typing the "starstarstar".
At least they will get to Rockson's post correctly.