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Define Your Identity

How does one define their identity? Is it by the way they choose to portray themselves, their cultural associations or their personality? There are various definitions of the term identity. In the case of a popular Internet guide, The Free … Continue reading

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Tabloid Central

What exactly is a tabloid? The term tabloid was initially coined by a pharmaceutical company in London called Burroughs Wellcome & Co. They were manufacturing compressed tablets and therefore started calling them ‘tabloid pills’. The term then led to the … Continue reading

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Reasons behind the success of STOMP

The award-winning STOMP is Asia’s leading citizen-journalism website with user-generated material fuelling its success. It is successful in its own unique way via social networking, enabling thousands to come together to interact and bond both online and offline in Singapore … Continue reading

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Civic Engagement on STOMP

After exploring how STOMP is shaping to be the new public sphere, perhaps even being the most successful platform in encouraging Singapore youths to express their opinions and ideas to date, let’s look at how STOMP has propelled civic engagement … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 – A threat to the Internet?

It has been twenty years since the birth of the Internet in CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) took the world by storm. Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Internet, then had the vision of a “single universal … Continue reading

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STOMP: A Muse?

Close to two decades into the internet epoch, new media operations – blogs, news aggregators and alternative news media – have flourished. Americans have Drudge Report and Huffington Post, Britons collect insights from Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes, and our … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 and STOMP

In 2004, Tim O’Reilly and MediaLive International launched the Web 2.0 Conference (now known as Web 2.0 Summit) with the intent to restore confidence in an industry that lost its way after the dotcom bust. (O’Reilly & Battelle: 2009) The … Continue reading

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