20.8.06

It's official

Unless you are Al Gore or Howard Dean, no other politician can speak about "the latest" popular internet sites without sounding like he's totally out of touch.

Just listen to our Prime Minister's fine example, during the "digital age" segment of his National Day rally tonight. Talking Cock? MySpace? "Narrowcasting"? Microsoft blogs? So last quarter, if not last year or more.

He did, however, mention some handy advice:
First of all, be sceptical. Don't believe everything you see. Not everything which is published is true. Know what is right or wrong.
Indeed, and it's equally applicable to the mainstream media (local and foreign), government press releases and anything else that tries to pass itself off as an authoritative source.

Like, oh, the National Day Rally, for example.

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5 Comments:

At 8/21/2006 8:47 am , Blogger Ruok said...

I half suspect it was drivel when I saw part of it advertised as "My Big Fat Idea".

I'm glad I was watching soccer instead. hehehe.

 
At 8/21/2006 12:13 pm , Blogger strangemessages said...

Oh! That was clever of you. =P

 
At 8/21/2006 9:54 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well after he mentioned that Singaporeans must be sceptical of what they read, he comes back and says that we can trust the news in ST and on the CNA website. I was like "did you just contradict urself there?"

 
At 8/22/2006 3:52 pm , Blogger Mr Wang Says So said...

Heheh. Teaching people to be careful about what they read in the mainstream media was precisely one of the original reasons why I started my blog.

 
At 8/24/2006 8:01 pm , Anonymous marlowe said...

how...recursive.

 

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