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Big Brother rewards you

In Internet, Political governance on 01/12/2015 at 7:04 pm

Dubai has a new plan to encourage residents to keep fit and healthy by rewarding them with cinema tickets and free gym membership, it’s reported.

Sounds good but then

Residents will have an online account where their reward points will accumulate, with fitness apps and other technology being used to measure participation and rewards. “If someone uses the gym three times a week, the data from the gym that is registered in this programme will let us know how healthy the user has been and how many points he should receive,” says Dr al-Yousuf.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34965670

Taz chilling.

I expect Home Team, ISD and MDA will be sending people to study how this system can be brought into use here without the rewards (“S’pore not as rich leh” PM will say), only the data gathering.

From Russia with love to Yaacob & MDA

In Internet, Media on 13/12/2014 at 11:18 am

The recent comment that “D” in “MDA” ahould be replaced by “R” for R”Regulatory” to better reflect its role reminded me that in August in Russia, laws were enacted forcing bloggers with more than 3,000 daily readers to register with the mass media regulator.

With most bloggers being friendly to the Oppo, if not cheering them on, maybe time for MDA to follow suit to make sure SuperWimp AhLoong and the MIW beats theBlueClones and the Mad Dog gang. .

 

STB & MDA missed a trick here

In Tourism on 15/08/2012 at 6:52 am

One of the reasons given for the staging of the Kiddie Games (Youth Olympic Games) and the annual inconvenience that is F1, is that it promotes S’pore as a place to visit; even if it costs the taxpayer serious money. F1 loses money for us. No wonder, S’pore is still trying to get the fees lowered if it agrees to stage race permanently. Minister’s comments last yr and earlier this yr, the govmin denied it had agreed terms.

Well if promotion is what we are after, how come the various govmin agencies and in particular the STB and the Media Development Authority division that promotes films missed getting “Supercapitalist” made here. A just released independent movie, “Supercapitalist”, has HK as a backdrop.  It opened last “Friday in New York, and later in Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and is also available on video on demand on cable and on iTunes,” reports NYT’s DealBook.

Or they didn’t even know this movie was being made? Or they knew, but tot the subsidies it would need to come here were “peanuts” to the subsidies shelled out for the Kiddie Games and F1. Or see unknown producers and directors no ak?