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November 23rd, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Corporate

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November 11th, 2010 by Chan Chi-Loong under Commentary

Social media and “hacking” in Singapore: Singaporeans react to 369 gangs

Recently, hacking has taken on a different meaning in Singapore.

The gang murder at Pasir Ris Downtown East two weeks back and the slashing of seven youths at Bukit Panjang just this week sent Singapore’s Twitter, Facebook and blogs into overdrive.

Ever though we just started monitoring the Bukit Panjang incident about a day ago, we’ve collected more than 500 posts — in a day! –chattering about gangs in Singapore. Posts are starting to taper off a bit as the news cycle moves on, but there is still a significant amount of chatter.

To do a thorough analysis would take too much time, but just by skimming the posts and using basic tools and filters, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are basically three themes:

Are we safe in Singapore?

The first reaction is that Singaporeans are generally shocked that this is happening. There is a significant amount of posts lamenting about Singapore’s safety and checking up on friends and family, esp. in the Bukit Panjang area. On Twitter alone there are more than 70 of such posts since yesterday afternoon.

Examples:
It still scare me that im meeting my girls where the bukit panjang slashing takes place. Need to stay safe..
HannaFernaldo

Slashing case at bukit panjang now. Wtff, singapore is getting unsafee! Really unsafeeeeee.
SriAtiqaah

Who are these stupid hooligans?

Then there are the Singaporean who are angry at these idiots and wondering why the hell this is happening in Singapore. About 40+ twitter posts.

Examples:
What is wrong w the youths in Singapore today? Downtown East 23 youths arrested, Bukit Panjang 6 youths, all between 15-23yrs old? Why???
thamwaihoong

wtfcuk .. singapore getting worse … whats with these gang stuffs man ? slashing people for no reason .. -.-
haarishakishor

What is happening to SINGAPORE man??!!! Gang armed with parangs…going on slashing spree??? Downtown east murder not enough ar??
ItsBIGBANGyg

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November 9th, 2010 by Chan Chi-Loong under Commentary

JamiQ failwhale arrives!

It may be just a minor aesthetic point, but we finally have a pretty failwhale page up for whenever our JamiQ servers go down. For example, during server updates in the wee hours of the morning on weekends.

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Go failwhale go!

November 4th, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Corporate

Straits Times story on fake Twitter accounts quotes JamiQ

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Our R&D visualisation about the local Telcos in Singapore two weeks ago led to the above story by The Straits Times. JamiQ was interviewed in the article sharing our insights on the situation of fake twitter accounts making fun of well established organisations.

November 2nd, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Commentary

The Finalists – World’s Coolest Intern

Congratulations to the top 23 finalists of the Standard Chartered Bank’s World’s Coolest Intern competition. After computing the digital footprint of all the applicants, these 23 came out on top. JamiQ wishes the finalists best of luck in becoming the World’s Coolest Intern!

Full details about the finalists can be found on Standard Chartered’s Breeze Blog.

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