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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 10:49 pm

 1 CONCLUSION

Blogging definitely is a convenient and cost-effective way to fame, but the sacrifice one has to make in order to gain that fame would be the blogger's privacy. Living too much in the blogosphere would also have a detrimental effect on the individual's life in the real world.
It is also worth noting the effects of an unethical blogger on an impressionable youth - would the youth grow up learning to be superficial, shallow and narcissistic?
That said, blogging is indeed a lucrative means of living and a fast road to celebrity status, however controversial it may be.

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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 10:42 pm

 2 WORRYING IMPLICATIONS

1. Inculcation of negative values
2. Erosion of rights to privacy

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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 10:32 pm

 3 POSSIBLE FUTURE SCENARIOS

1. BLAPPING (blogging and app-ing)


2. Lifestreaming

Julia Allison has got the art of Lifestreaming perfected.

3. Microblogging


Twitter, Tumblr, etc...

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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 10:21 pm

 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHLY POPULAR BLOGS

CONTROVERSIAL
NARCISSISTIC
ENTERTAINING
EXTENSIVE USE OF MULTIMEDIA

'Nuff said.

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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 10:17 pm

 5 SINGAPOREAN BLOGGERS THAT HAVE ATTAINED CELEBRITY STATUS

1. Wendy Cheng
aka Xiaxue



  • famous for her controversial blogposts about handicapped toilets and taxi drivers
  • a perfect model of narcissism
  • honest about her numerous plastic surgeries and immensely photoshopped photos
  • hosts her own programme, Xiaxue's 'Guide to Life'
  • her life is widely publicised, and even her marriage and love story was covered with great detail
  • Singapore's most popular blogger!
"Xiaxue.blogspot.com. Everyone's reading it."



2. Dawn Yang
aka ClapBangKiss


  • known for extensive plastic surgery done and refusal to admit it
  • had a widely known spat in the blogosphere with Xiaxue 
  • involved in many scandals with old rich men
  • capitalises on her good looks to attract readers
Dawn Yang's Blog (Nickname: ClapBangKiss) - Singapore's Hottest Blog


3. Celeste Chen


 
  • 20 years old
  • famous for her partying and consumerist lifestyle
  • blogs VERY FREQUENTLY
  • connects with adoring teenagers on Facebook, Formspring, Twitter, videos, photos, etc.

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4. Hong Qiu Ting
aka bongqiuqiu


  • wants a sponsored boob job to turn her A's into C's
  • in talks to launch a new reality show, Bored in Bikinis 2
  • self-proclaimed attention-seeker
  • advertises and endorses many blogshops
  • has engaged in a spat in the blogosphere with fellow blogger Gui Xuesha (xueshasha.blogspot.com)
Qiu Qiu


5. Kin Mun Lee
aka mrbrown


  • educated in HWA CHONG JUNIOR COLLEGE (:
  • known for his social and political commentary
  • his entertaining podcasts attract 20,000 downloads a day
  • produces the WTF! (Wow, That's Fierce!) Show, the See What Show
  • affectionately regarded as Singapore's 'Blogfather'
mrbrown: L'infantile terrible of Singapore

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Blogging: the new route to fame

Jul. 26th, 2010 | 09:24 pm

6 REASONS WHY BLOGGING IS THE NEW ROUTE TO FAME

1. the Internet is encroaching into every part of our lives



Quoteworthy:
Hey babe,
Wanna come over to myspace and twitter my yahoo till I google all over your facebook?

2. Conventional media has experienced much slower growth than the blogosphere


15729 blogs in a span of five years
A little more than 1000 TV programmes produced by Mediacorp over 26 years


3. Convenience

Question: How long do you take to create one blog post?
Answer: This blog post took about 1.5 hours)


Question: How long do you take to film one TV programme? 
Answer: Long dramas, needless to say, a few months. A game show, hours.


Question: How much does it cost to create one blog post?
Answer: It is free, unless you factor in the electricity costs.


Question: How much does it cost to film one episode of a TV series?
Answer: WikiAnswers says it takes a minimum of $500,000.


4. The average netizen is young and impressionable and hence prone to idolisation


"OOOOH, XIAXUE IS SO INTELLIGENT AND AWESOME. I WANT TO BE LIKE HER, I WANT A NOSE JOB WHEN I GROW UP!"


5. Narcissism and voyeurism characterise youths today


Ever posted Twitter messages screaming LOOK AT ME, MY LIFE IS WONDERFUL?
Ever uploaded excessive photos of yourself after being photoshopped beyond recognition?
Do you like to 'watch' people online?
Do you want to know who they hang out with, where they go, what they wear, even what pets they have?
Well then, you might be suffering from the symptoms of narcissism and voyeurism (:


6. The gap between idols and fans is smaller

Many many artistes/celebrities now have blogs
Fans can talk to their idols by just posting a comment!
They are basically just a computer screen apart from each other


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Mar. 12th, 2009 | 09:14 am

HEY BABEEEZX IM CHANGING MY BLOG!
:D

as with a new start, comes a new blog! HAHA.

girlymonologues.blogspot.com

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Where, oh where, are my pineapple tarts?!

Jan. 21st, 2009 | 10:40 am
mood: crazy crazy


Hehe there's this organic craze in my life now (: organic milk, cornflakes, jelly, strawberries, yaddddddda. OKAY realised that i havent been blogging for a really long time. whatever! am a busy girl (:

I like mel's brownies. and im gonna bake pineapple tarts later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHAHAAHAAA WOHOO promise promise promise to upload photos WHEEEEEEEE! its gonna be my most significant achievement in my otherwise useless life (:

had the annual health screening just now, and awwww my back is still humpy ): and KK was originally called KANDANG KERBAU!!! WHICH MEANS WHAT AHAHA! so cute ^^

I FOUND OUT THAT:
1. I was a thin baby
2. I was born at 1907 on 21st May 1993
3. I was really cute ^^ (actually no i knew that long ago)
4. The KK health booklet doesnt include my baby footprint ):

Argh anyway Ive some crises in my life now! (crisises? crises?) Number one is MATH. Following that is my resolution to be hardworking this year, which is apparently not working! Need. To. Have. More. Determination.

SO EXCITINGGGG CHINESE NEW YEAR IS COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT FOR ALL THE HAE BEE HIAM HEHE AND OF COURSE THE ANG PAOS AND FREAKING RED CLOTHES. Red is the new black! And of course, being away from school is always welcome (: four days of sleeping in! Now THATS heaven :D

Everyone's been telling me how cute my sister is recently. AHEM!!!!!!!!!!!! She's VIOLENT. and ANNOYING! haha but er her hair and her height (1.37) probably contribute a lot to her cute factor (: three weeks of school, and its still quite fun (: yay! hope the rest of the year is gonna be like that. I LUV MY FRIENDS.





Baking is gonna be my new love (;
(and i dont know why im so random)

P.S P.S P.S !!! if more people comment im gonna post more hehehhee

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Jan. 2nd, 2009 | 10:57 pm

 Btw I'm really hurt by your random moodswings/PMS whatever I know you can;t help it, but why take it out on me? I don;t know where this is heading ------------
I'm tired of trying to catch up..

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Hi 2009 (:

Jan. 2nd, 2009 | 09:24 pm

 SO, as the new year (2009 for those who are living in caves) has started, I think its only appropriate that I write down my RESOLUTIONS (:

2008 has been pretty fantastic, and super eventful, and I really made great friends! (: the ups and downs made me realise that uh those who will be watching your back for you, catching you when you fall, putting up with you even if you get too annoying sometimes :D, and just loving you for who you are! yeah those people are so precious, no???? i'm glad ive people like that with me ^^

1) I will attempt to be nice to EVERYONE (DAMN DIFFICULT CAN LOL) even those who dont deserve it
2) I will not bitch excessively
3) I will treasure all my GREATEST FWENS AND LOVED ONES
4) I will not BINGE (must be healthy!!! :D)
5) I will study relatively hard
6) I will pay attention in class most of the time
7) I will not laugh at my teachers most of the time
8) I will save $$$$$$$ (recession, ): )
9) I will have time for DADDY AND MOMMY so they dont feel neglected :D
10) I will not bully Shuning
11) I will not care about all the crappy gossips
12) I will be ME ME ME <3

okay so thats it heh lurves (:

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