Assimilation – Resistance is Futile

So… this company S2T has been hired by the National Library Board to write and operate a ‘bot to hunt down and invite owners of local blog sites to join the “Singapore Memory Project”.

I’m quite certain it is a bot because this one decided to comment on a blog post rather than email me, and it decided to comment on a post about Thai food.

Dear The Mad Edition,

On behalf of the National Library Board (NLB), we would like to invite you to pledge your blog to the Singapore Memory Project as part of efforts to collect memories that are already manifested in existing online channels.

The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) is a national initiative to collect, preserve and provide access to Singapore’s knowledge materials. Spearheaded by NLB, the SMP aims to build a national collection of content in diverse formats (including print, audio and video), to preserve them in digital form, and make them available for discovery and research.

By pledging your blog to SMP, you are affirming that every memory matters. Whether your posts are an account of your daily life, or an expression of your thoughts, the SMP hopes to find a home for your memories so that it can help build towards an understanding of Singapore. You will also receive a badge that you can display on your blog in recognition of your contributions.

Contributors to this blog pledging initiative will be listed on Singapore Memory portal’s blog pledging webpage. All blogs pledged to SMP will archived using NLB’s web harvesting software, in addition to images of each blog’s landing page.

If you are keen to pledge your blog to SMP, simply fill up our response form at this following URL:

You may find out more about this initiative at

We are looking forward to your contribution. Do also let your fellow bloggers know about this initiative. They can pledge via the URL above.

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I read thru the links, and thought about it. It’ll take 2 months to list/delist my site from the registry, and registration requires your full details.

Nah. My memories are mine, and I am comfortable about the way things are going now without having to think about whatever I write (or wrote) being syndicated somewhere else. Not saying I might not change my mind in the future… but it is what it is now.

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