Monday, November 24, 2008

I am a ‘Silver Ambassador’

As some of you may already know, I am one of 3 so-called Silver Ambassadors appointed by Infocomm123 to encourage senior citizens to “get onto the infocomm bandwagon. The other two ‘senior bloggers’ are Mdm Laozhabor and (Unker) Dick Yip.

Launched on 21 February this year, Infocomm123 is “a one-stop resource and community portal for all your infocomm answers”. It offers a wide array infocomm-related content, FAQs, walk-through guides, articles and so on. Supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), this new site has attracted more than 3,700 members to date.

Last Thursday, Infocomm123 launched a new quarterly contest called The Silver BlogContest. It is a blog contest whereby senior citizens aged 50 and above in Singapore are invited to submit one blog entry on the theme, ‘Family’. Attractive prices are up for grabs. So why don’t those of you who qualify give it a go?

As Silver Ambassadors, our role is to share our experience at an interview and appear on a Video Ad Jingle. For the period 20 November to 10 December 2008, we also have to do some blogging at the website.

My fellow Silver Ambassadors have already blogged about this project in their blogs and so there is no need for me to go into details; accept to direct you to the relevant sites as given below;

1) The Infocomm123 Website
2) Dick Yip, The Wise Old Owl’s posts about this project here, here and here.
3) Mdm Laozhabors’ post about this project here.

All in all, I am quite happy to be given this honour. My only complaint (as a true blue Singaporean, must always complain right?) is the silly head-jiggling image they put up of the three of us for the whole world to see. Frankly, I think it is quite inappropriate to use this type of gimmick to attract the attention of mature people. Anyway, that’s only my view. The people behind this project are all quite young and they have their way of doing things.

Maybe I am just too old fashioned :(


Anonymous said...

Mr. Lam
I was one of the senior citiens who attended the talk on how to create a blog. It was held at the Singapore Polytechnic on 22.11.08. Two elderly seasoned bloggers namely Dick Yip and Mdm Lauzhabor shared their views and experiences with the attendees. Since you were one of three Silver Ambassadors I am wondering why you did not give a talk for the benefit of senior citizen bloggers.

Lam Chun See said...

I don't know why they did not invite me. Maybe two is a company, and three is a crowd -:)

Or I do not have enough grey hair being the 'youngster' among the three.

Most likely, its becos I have already spoken twice in the past 2 years and it's time for a change.

Lam Chun See said...

A strange thing happened after I uploaded the Infocomm widget. The colour of the titles and links have turned green colour. Why???

Victor said...

Funny, they should turn green. Shouldn't they be silver?

Just kidding, I see normal colours for your titles and links. Maybe when you log in tomorrow it could be ok again.

Anonymous said...

I think the head-jiggling image doesn't look nice.

oceanskies79 said...

I was wondering if for this Infocomm123 I could blog on behalf of my grandma. She does not know how to write, but she can converse in Mandarin....I will just help her put her words into writing, and onto a blog?

Anyway, the next part is to convince her to share her stories....

Lam Chun See said...

I don't think so becos the whole idea of the blogging contest is to encourage the senior citizens to 'hop on the IT bandwagon'. I think it is more appropriate for you to share her 'grandmother stories' on

Anonymous said...

I think the jingling head on the video looks quite cute actually. It makes things look livelier.