DIY reality videos made with free online tools the rage among netizens
HOSTING video files on the Internet is not a new concept, and you can find a variety of services â€” both free and paid â€” to store and share your video clips. Two of the most popular are YouTube (www.youtube.com) and Google Video (video.google.com).
Afterthoughts and comments by Netizens about the election
WITH the dust still settling from Saturday’s polls, check out the post-election quips from our bloggers.
On the still-brewing James Gomez saga, blogger “beconfused” (beconfused.com) wondered whether it would be the end of the Workers’ Party member’s career.
“If the PAP are aggressive enough, perhaps it may just be the end of politics for James Gomez. In Singapore, to survive in politics, you will need a squeaky clean image. You wear white,” he said.
Netizens get active in their blogs about the election – and even upload rally clips
THE Labour Day break made for good (blog) reading, what with the election rallies out in full swing, taking advantage of the long weekend just before Saturday’s polling.
But I qualify “good” reading here with blogs. You have to sift out the information you want from blog posts that swing from one topic to another.
Blogger “esotism’s” entry about the elections has a typically off-topic paragraph. “I can’t believe that Fiona Xie (who lip-synched her way through a Vivian Hsu cover with three other MediaCorp lip-synchers) made it the front page of the papers for the Labour Day concert, instead of Stephanie Sun, who was easily the best performer of the evening,” he griped.
Podcast: the mrbrown show 2 May 2006: the persistently non-political podcast no. 7 (MP3, Filesize: 3.2mb, Time: 00:06:02)
“Remember! Prison got no broadband!”
Politicians have stopped blogging but netizens continue to give their takes on next monthâ€™s elections
SO IT seems you can blog about politics during the election period except when your website has “persistently political views”.
But Workers’ Party member Goh Meng Seng is taking no chances as he stopped blogging after his entry on April 19. His blog, Singapore Alternatives, “is about the political struggle” he is “engaging in”.
Podcast: the mrbrown show 26 Apr 2006: the persistently non-political podcast no. 2 (MP3, Filesize: 1.4mb, Time: 00:02:44)
AT the blog “The General Paper” (generalpaper.wordpress.com), Victoria Junior College (www.vjc.moe.edu.sg) teacher Hoe Gim Yau points students to Internet articles relevant to the A level General Paper (GP) subject, telling them that they should practise leaving comments on the entries posted there.
And why should students bother? Hoe explains:
“So you practise formulating your opinion
To expose yourself in a legal fashion
To make the page more fun”
I like that last point. A fun classroom is generally a productive and creative one.