How believable are socio-political blogs in Singapore? Give your two-cents!

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Damn it! Mention Singapore and Fried Kway Teow at Ghim Moh comes to mind…

Fellow Singaporean communication researcher, Linda Heng, would like your help in her Internet survey on “Internet Users’ Perceptions of Socio-Political Blog Credibility in Singapore”. Here are the details:

Much has been debated about the viability of the Internet (i.e. citizen journalism, blogs) as a credible alternative to mainstream media. In the arena of social and political discourse, the credibility debate has been dominated by key stakeholders of both sides and is fast becoming rhetorical. What is lacking is an understanding of how the general Internet community perceives Socio-Political (SP) blogs as a credible medium for political information and discussion. The objective of this research is to shed light on the Internet community’s (both readers and non-readers) perceptions of SP blogs credibility. If achieved, this would be a benchmark of the influence of the SP Blogosphere in Singapore.

As mentioned on Journalism.sg (awesome Singapore journalism blog BTW), the survey comprises of 19 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. This survey will run throughout May 2008 and respondents stand a chance of winning $200 cash. You can take the survey here.

Alternatively, you can learn more about political blogs in Singapore by watching our 20 minute video entitled “Introduction to Singapore’s Socio-Political Blogosphere