So, ten of Malaysia's top bloggers have been chosen by the New Straits Times (and Jaring) to represent US*, as a bridge between the new and old media @ http://www.monsterblog.com.my/.
The Chosen Ones:
Paul Tan - Malaysian Car God
Joe Rodrigo - Joe WHO?
Joyce The Fairy - She Who Rubs Shoulders With Celebs
Peter Tan - SuperBlogger on Wheels
Kimberlycun - Self Proclaimed Narcissist with Perasan Nickname
SultanMuzzafar - The Royal Full Time Blogger
KY - The Rojak Blog Man :)
Suanie - Angsty Girl in Quarter Life Crisis
Minishorts - Trapped in The Rat Race and Questing Against Pimples
ShaolinTiger - The Legal Alien in Malaysia
Srikhatirasa - Planted Double Agent (I think he's kinda out of place on this list actually)
(My Observation?: Hey look! No Kenny Sia! *gasp*)
There's not very much info on the website yet (except that this is "part of ... efforts to go beyond the traditional print edition and to provide a holistic package to readers") but seriously,.... is it really going to work?
I mean, the NST doesn't strike me as a particularly overzealous, left-wing, unpolitically correct kinda newspaper (I don't think any newspaper in Malaysia is)... So, what happens when the bloggers write about, oh, I don't know: Camel toes, politicians... or even comment on local newspapers?
Will MonsterBlog end up being a watered down, stifled and censored version of what is supposed to be open minded forum?
Only time will tell, I guess.
(*The new e-generation)
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