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The Power of Bloggers

When I first started blogging, little did I know the kind of impact it would have on the world that I live in. Back in those days, a blog is merely an avenue for you to share your thoughts and experiences with everyone...anywhere across the world. Back then, the idea was simply unbelievably magical.

Over the years, I have made many, many, many friends online, most of them (thankfully) genuine people who were not out to get to my MOUNTAIN OF FORTUNE. *hacking cough* or my body. (WAHAHAHA! How ridiculous is that?!) I've met leery people online, of course. Somehow, my instincts were always right and knew when to back off. Maybe it's just the mom in me...extra cautious and all.

Anyway, I am not sure how bloggers are viewed in other countries but it seems that in Malaysia, if you are a blogger and is popular, you MIGHT even get elected as a member of our Parliament. No matter how the government tries to curb our activities, (they do!) I am grateful that Malaysians are still allowed to blog, albeit carefully.

In fact, let's look at it this way, the government is getting smart. Employing bloggers to counter the first-there opposition. The opposition got to blogging because there were no other avenues for them. I mean, you know The Star is owned by *silenced* and so are most of the major papers in the country. It's all not so hush-hush, you know.

I'm happy that the internet is being used wisely. I think free speech is much lacking in our country.

I agree that it can get out of control so, I hope bloggers out there use their blogs wisely and not abuse it. I STILL WANT TO BLOG, YOU KNOW!


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