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Digital Life is giving $18,000 worth of prizes to Facebook Fans by recognising Fans at Comex 2011

Digital Life will be at Comex 2011 and is giving their Facebook Fans a chance to win $18,000 worth of prizes. What a way to reward Fans! DIgital Life is the only publication at Comex 2011 with the ability to identify fans directly. The results so far has been encouraging. We made an announcement on Tuesday 30 August 2011 to get Fans of Digital Life to register their mobile number to be recognised as a Fan at Comex 2011. In 24 hours, there were about 213 Fans registered their mobile number. The 213 Fans generated an impression of 31,950 on their wall post and it resulted in 233 story clicks. Also, it attracted 73 new Fans to join their Page. We have linked the Stories Published with FB Sponsored stories and will share the impression numbers when they are available. We expect the numbers to improve exponentially after the show.The status update itself drew about 410 clicks.So how can you enjoy the Fan Benefits with Digital Life?Step 1: Go to Digital Life Facebook Page (…

Switching to Starhub Digital Home Line left my 90-year-old grandfather without a home number for 3 days and counting..

(Update 26 August 2011 645pm – Kudos for Starhub for checking up with me directly after reading this blog post. They are currently investigating and will inform me of the status soon.)After persuading my grandfather to switch from Singtel to Starhub Digital Line, the decision to switch have left my 90-year-old grandfather without a home number for three days, and counting, after the scheduled date of transfer. My grandparents have been using Singtel for years and only finally decided to switch to Starhub Digital Line because of the cost savings it provided. The date set for transfer from Singtel to Starhub was supposed to be on 23 August 2011. Singtel would cut the line from 10am – 12pm and Starhub would activate the Digital Home Line at 2pm – 4pm on the same day. Singtel terminated the line as schedule but Starhub line as not activated as scheduled. There was no call from Starhub to inform of my grandfather of the delay. My mom had to call to Starhub hotline to check on the status. T…

Travel agency promotes Seoul market as destination in Japan (‘cause photo used without blogger’s permission)

(Update 25 August 2011 - 1125am: Chan Brothers have apologised, via email, to Daniel Goh and has since taken the photo off from their website and Facebook Page.)A blogger discovered that one of his travel photos have been used without permission by a travel agency to promote a destination in Japan. The biggest irony - the photo used was taken at a wet market in Seoul, Korea. Blogger Daniel Goh discovered that one of travel photos was being used by Chan Brothers to promote a wet market in Japan but he was not approached by the travel agency that his photo will be used to promote their “7D Perfectly Delicious Hakkaido with Celebrity Chef Eric Teo”. The only problem was that the photo was shot at Noryangjin Fish Market in Korea.
Daniel Goh’s photo in Flickr.
Photo used at Chan Brother’s Facebook Page.The two men walking down the market is clear evidence that the photo was taken off Daniel Goh’s Flickr account. A comment on Daniel Goh’s Facebook  photo highlighted that the creative agency …

Straight Talk With Tan Kin Lian - Independence from PAP

There have been uproar about how an opposition party, elected to represent their constituents, were limited to the use of public spaces within their constituency. Wrote Siew Kum Hong,The Workers' Party's revelation has to be read to be believed, but in a nutshell, the HDB had the brazen nerve to lease some prime spots for grassroots events -- apparently previously by the PAP-controlled Aljunied Town Council -- to the People's Association. This was done quickly after the General Elections, on 27 May and 13 June, and apparently without any announcement or publication anywhere. On 15 August, the PA informed Sylvia Lim, Chairman of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, that "bookings by WP will not be allowed".…As for the PA, this drives the final nail through its pretense of being a true grassroots organisation -- as opposed to a state-funded para-political organisation used as a mobilisation vehicle by the ruling party. If it was truly non-political, it would not issue a …

Straight Talk With Mr Tan Kin Lian–Voice Of The People

I knew of Mr Tan Kin Lian when he started his blog when he was CEO of NTUC Income. It was unprecedented then for a local CEO to blog. I have faith that Mr Tan Kin Lian will continue to blog if he gets elected as President.He can't share everything, but at least there will be some form of communication between him and Singaporeans. Such openness in the Presidency will have an effect on the current or the future government to do likewise.The other time I took notice of Mr Tan Kin Lian when he stood up for those affected by the minibonds saga. HK investors were compensated but SG investors won't. Same bank, same investment product, different country, different rules.Mr Tan stood up for them and helped them to get legal support. However, it was against Goliath so everything was against them. I believe he would stand up for Singaporeans when the need arise.

Straight Talk With Mr Tan Kin Lian Series–“Live” on

I will be helping out with “live” streaming of the Straight Talk with Mr Tan Kin Lian during the upcoming campaign period in the evening.

Viewers are invited to provide feedback and ask questions during the “live” broadcast at the comfort of their own home to learn more about Mr Tan Kin Lian, one of the four candidates for the President of Singapore.Straight Talk with TKL: Voice of the People
Date: 19 August (Friday)
Time: 9.00pm – 9.45pm
Mr Tan Kin Lian will be sharing with the audience why it is important for the President of Singapore to be the Voice of The People and how he will carry out this role when elected. Viewers are invited to ask Mr Tan Kin Lian questions via the chat channel, email at, twitter with hashtag #tkl2011, Facebook at, or sms at 81685845.Straight Talk with TKL: Independence from the PAP
Date: 20 August (Saturday)
Time: 9.00pm – 9.45pm

Mr Tan Kin Lian has announced that his campaign will adopt a neu…

How DBS Places can be better for DBS

Kudos for DBS for launching DBS Places, where Facebook users can check-in to Facebook Places to enjoy special deals at selected partners.

I have tried DBS Places on Facebook mobile and there are some room for improvement for DBS to generate better ROI than just a branding campaign. One major shortcoming of this “social” campaign is that you can enjoy Facebook check-in deal without the use of DBS cards to make payment for the deal. In fact, you could even use cash or other bank cards, like Citibank, HSBC, etc to pay for the deal.The more extreme view of DBS Places is that a consumer with a smart phone but without a DBS card can enjoy the special DBS Places deal, but a DBS card holder without a smart phone cannot enjoy the DBS Places deal. This is indeed a bankers’ nightmare. In comparison, if you DBS cards at selected venues, you get an exclusive discount.
An exclusive promotion for DBS & POS card holdersWould a bank go on an online branding and advertisement campaign so that o…

Understanding the US debt problem

If you have problems understanding the US debt problem and how it can affect you, here’s a video to explain it.

How to apologise to the Nation of Singapore

A Member of Parliament was caught fidgeting with her mobile phone on ‘Live’ TV during National Day when the National Anthem was being played.
Image from MrBrown.comThe MP, Ms Penny Low, she apologised to the Nation but her apology fall short of forgiveness from most Singaporeans. Wrote Yahoo Blog,"I was so caught up in the wonderful NDP 2011 and felt so proud of being a Singaporean that I wanted to capture that moment of pride at the very tail end of the anthem, to share on Facebook with my residents," she said."If in my enthusiasm I offended anyone, please accept my apologies," she said. "NDP is a time to unite, not divide. Majulah Singapura!"Singaporeans online have found it hard to accept her apology. In her apology, Ms Penny Low asked offended Singaporeans to forgive her enthusiasm and not for her actions. A student fidgeting with his mobile phone during assembly when the National Anthem is played will have to spend a few hours explaining to the disci…

Taggo will be at Social Media World Forum Asia

Aneace Haddad, Founder and CEO of Taggo, will be speaking at the Social Media World Forum Asia. Aneace will be part of the panel of Social Media Start-ups that will start at 9am on 02 September 2011. From Social Media World Asia ForumSocial Media Start-ups
In an interactive session hear from the latest start-ups making waves in the social media space.
• Latest new tools and platforms available
• What these new tools will bring to the social media landscape
• How useful are they? How are they different from what else is available?
• How can they be integrated into your marketing strategy
The SMWF start-ups will each give an overview of their platform then take questions from the floor and via twitterAbout TaggoTaggo’s patent pending technology provides a new way for brands to connect their Facebook Pages to real world events and create more word of mouth advertising. Taggo makes it easy for brands to offer fan benefits such as VIP entry to events, access to…

Streaming Mr Tan Kin Lian

Ok.. the secret is out, on CNA!I am volunteering my free time to help out with Mr Tan Kin Lian for the upcoming Presidential Elections. I be helping out in the social media content part which includes the “live” streaming to the Internet savvy Singaporeans. So why am I helping out?Mr Tan Kin Lian came to my attention when he stood up for Singaporeans affected by their investment in divertive packages which drove the last financial crisis. Though I was not affected, but to see many Singaporeans losing their hard earned savings with nobody helping them made me quite sad as a Singaporean. My personal political belief is that the people vote in the Government they want because they believe in what their Government can do for them, not for the big corporations. The major bank that was involved compensated their Hong Kong investors but not those in Singapore, because the bank would  havebe taken to the courts by the Hong Kong government, if nothing was done.However, these Singaporeans affec…