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Sep 20, 2009

Blog To Kiss


NO.  This is not another blog in the series of creative ad slogans running on this blogsite.

The blog title and the photo of the Samsung ad is adapted to comport with the latest news report about a blogsite in Taipei; to add to the ever-growing list of uncommon reasons why people blog.

Some people will go to great length to increase hits on their blogsites with incredible and "never-done-before" concepts and ideas, and this is a classic example.

Yet again, perhaps it is the blogger's ability and resourcefulness to tap the Internet "New Media" in an innovative way.   She intends to write a book about her kissing experiences with different men with different background and culture.   What is the basis of her selection criteria I would not know. Isn't this the spirit of entrepreneurship with new ideas and new style...bold, daring and unprecedented?

On the world's blogosphere stage in Cyberspace, this blog has become a main event which attracts swarms of curious visitors who are sensational news seekers. And of course, applicants and potential candiates for the ambitious "kissing experimental project". It seems like free hugs are no longer in fashion these days. It doesn't make news headlines anymore.

Not that news like that will harm anybody.  However, a note of caution should be placed at the blogsite to warn visitors that they are taking their own risks by imitating the blogger's acts. Its an individual blogger's personal quest and I don't think its against the law.

There is likely to be social commentaries from conservative people though.

It is a common practice for magicians, acrobats and other circus performers to warn the audience not to imitate what they have done on stage or the circus ring. It is not an act everybody can do without the skills and training.

I think I heard voices...."Is kissing a skill?".  "What risks are involved"?   Sorry. No comments!

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Kissing quest makes Taiwan woman a web sensation
AFP - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TAIPEI - A Taiwanese woman's ambition to kiss 100 men in Paris has overnight web sensation after she provided details of the quest on her much-visited blog.

Yang Ya-ching, a 27-year-old music major living in the French capital, has so far notched up 54 smooches, she said on her blog, which features photos of some of the encounters.

Collaborators in her project included a factory worker, a model, an Italian tourist and even soldier visiting the capital of romance for Bastille Day.

"I came up with the idea three years ago," she said on her blog.

"Three of my four friends who were aware of the plan warned me that I might wind up getting slapped rather than kissed."

Yang, who plans to write a book about her kissing experiences, has attracted 1.97 million visitors to her blog,including more than 224,000 on Monday alone.

"Aren't you afraid of catching a disease?" one of her followers asked.

"No," she replied. "The more you're afraid of, the less you accomplish."

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Note: The website URL is intentionally omitted.
Source: AFP

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4 Comments:

Blogger Ivan Chew said...

Heh, I would give that Taiwanese blogger credit for keeping up with her general readers' expectations. Having a blog probably helped her amplify the publicity. I'm more keen to understand why her kissing idea has made her an "overnight" sensation. I'm no prude but I don't get the idea either. Maybe it has to do with herself, i.e. a popular blogger.

September 21, 2009 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger PChew said...

I read it in SPH website(The Straits Times) dated Sep 14 2009. It also had a photo showing the Taiwan woman in bikini kissing a guy. I usually give the sensation seeker a miss.

September 21, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Hi Ivan,

I believe the "overnight" influx of over a million hits at her blogsite within days is a combination of a novel and sentsational idea of a "kissing experiment" (not forbidden or lurid and within acceptable social norms in most coutries) piggybacking on the fastest and most effective communication vehicle today, on the Internet. Does curiosity kill the cat?

September 21, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Yes, Philip. Blogs, like people, comes in all shapes and sizes, the good, the bad, the ugly and those in between.

Whilst providing a balanced viewpoint on all types of blogs to be inclusive, the contents are unobtrusively moderated to prevent sensationalism and to observe common OB markers as mentioned in the introductory blog topic.

Sensation seekers will find this blog a boring place...they would usually go elsewhere : )

September 21, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

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