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2. Blog Reflections

Posted on: August 10, 2009

City dwellers who do not own a blog or heard of the internet, here is the newsflash: you live in the age where the dinosaurs roam. Blogging is a popular culture and weblogs have also become an efficient way to mainstream media. For example, weblogs can become blogshops:

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more blogshops for men

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According to Kress (1997, p. 71), the written language is now more specialized and similar to speech. Thus, through the written form, blogs allow bloggers the capability to interact with readers in real-time. Take Singapore’s famous blogger for example. Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue, gets 40,000 hits per day on average and advertisers pay her to endorse their products through her blog. She made her TV debut by co-hosting with Ros in ‘Girls Out Loud’-Episode 1 Part 1:

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According to Business Week online about blogging trends, from 2006 to 2007, statistics show 15.5 million active blogs and 1.3 to 1.5 million new postings daily:

http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/blogspotting/archives/2007/04/blogging_growth.html

Blogs are no longer just an online diary but a powerful media tool.

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References

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♥ Chia, C 2009, ‘Now, more blogshops for men’, Mypaper, August 7, page A6.

http://www.youtube.com, ‘Girls out loud Episode 1 Part 1’, viewed 9 August 2009 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S3twoNohLo&gt;.

♥ Baker, S and Green, H 2007, ‘Blogspotting’, Business Week online, viewed 9 August 2009.

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