|Me in the Media #1: New site promotes local blogs and views on S'pore
||[Aug. 30th, 2008|04:00 pm]
I will be archiving appearances of me in the Mainstream Media in the next few LJ posts.|
New site promotes local blogs and views on S'pore
Straits Times, 9 May 2005
PEOPLE who want to read what bloggers are saying about Singapore can go to tomorrow.sg
The site, set up about two weeks ago, features snippets of entries from online diaries, articles, comic strips and other material related to Singapore.
It was conceived by a group of 10 avid local bloggers over dinner earlier this year, to promote local blogs and Singapore. They were inspired by American-based boingboing.net and the Malaysian-based petalingstreet.org, both of which are online bulletins. The first comprises bits of data, while the other concentrates on Malaysian blogs.
The Singapore group behind tomorrow.sg comprises businessmen, students, IT executives and a civil servant. They include Mr Lee Kin Mun, 35, who writes a column under the pseudonym Mr Brown for the Today daily ( www.mrbrown.com ), and Mr Benjamin Lee, 35, who writes an online diary under the pseudonym Mr Miyagi ( www.myveryownblog.blogspot.com ).
Said Mr Benjamin Lee: 'There are so many local blogs out there that don't get the exposure they deserve.'
They each spend a couple of hours a day scouring the Web to pick out snippets about Singapore. They also accept contributions. One contributor is 21-year-old undergraduate Gabriel Seah, who writes about current affairs.