Bernard Leong of SingaporeAngle shows us how we can get involved in Singapore’s socio-political blogosphere. If you notice the markers on the video timeline, those indicate additional comments and clickable links to things we mentioned in the interview.
In this 20 minute episode, Bernard spills the beans on:
– who’s who in Singapore’s socio-political blogosphere
– the background stories behind these bloggers (as far as he knows)
– how to getting started with your own socio-political blog (safely & quickly)
The video interview also relies on a directory of socio-political bloggers compiled by my social media students earlier this year. Their assignment involved each of them “adopting a local political blogger“, writing a personal profile, then adding it to the spreadsheet / directory as seen in the video.
This directory was shared publicly on this blog, where bloggers such as Bernard filled in the missing pieces. You can view the directory here, and if you wish to contribute to it, please drop a comment here for an invite.
Incidentally, in today’s Straits Times “Digital Life” supplement, there was a two-page feature on some of the socio-political blogs and aggregators mentioned in this video. See “Digital Life: More Netizens Open Up to Blog” (17th July 2007).
Update: See Bernard Leong’s afterword on the Singapore Angle, as well as the discussions on Singabloodypore and Intelligent Singaporean. Some prominent blogs were missed in our short video and will being noted via the spreadsheet.