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As cool as it gets

By SOPHIE ESTIENNE FACEBOOK, the world’s biggest social network, is finding its path as a maturing company, adapting to an aging user base. The company created in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 has established itself as a phenomenon, securing its place in the world of the technology giants. “Facebook has made the world much […]

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Getting unfriendly

By DENIELLE LEONG brats@thestar.com.my IN July 2011, performance artist Brian Lobel allowed a panel – of friends and random strangers – to decide if he should “keep” or “delete” any of his 1,355 Facebook friends after listening to a 60-second presentation on each friendship. Described as “the world’s most brutal game of friendship maintenance”, the […]

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Take a byte!

By KEVIN TAN and CHRISTINE CHEAH alltherage@thestar.com.my You tweet, you eat – that was the basic concept behind last week’s Nuffnang FoodFest. Instead of paying for your food from one of the many vendors at the event, all you have to do is tweet about the vendor through a special mobile app (which you can […]

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Adapting to survive

The low average starting pay of fresh graduates, increasing house prices and rising cost of living are issues we at R.AGE have written about quite a bit over the years. It really is nothing new.   So why is it that Gen-Y kids in Malaysia are constantly getting flak for having it too easy? In […]

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Study smart

By ATIKAH ADZHAR alltherage@thestar.com.my FOR a lot of us, using the Internet and studying are two completely different things. The Internet is fun and relaxing and time passes by faster than a bullet train tied to a rocket, while studying involves reading and analysing the dullest books in existence and takes, an eternity. But now, […]

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Behind the confessions

By DENIELLE LEONG and IAN YEE alltherage@thestar.com.my THE guy behind HUCP, the unofficial HELP University Facebook confession page, is virtually the most popular guy on campus – and yet no one seems to notice him in real life. Over the past few months, hundreds of people on campus have been sharing their deepest, darkest secrets […]

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Cyber confessions

By DENIELLE LEONG, IAN YEE and KEVIN TAN alltherage@thestar.com.my THE 19-year-old founder and administrator of the unofficial Catholic High School (CHS) confession page on Facebook received a shocking “confession” a couple weeks back – a student said he had “contaminated” the school canteen’s chee cheong fun sauce. You don’t wanna know the details. As outlandish […]

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Last week’s tag: #trialbyFB

A photo branding a 13-year-old from Malacca as a rapist went viral last week, complete with the boy’s full name, MyKad number and home address. Thousands upon thousands of bloggers and Facebook users shared the photo even before the incident was verified, and most of them took no effort to conceal the boy’s face or […]

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Last week’s tag: #bloggedout

IS blogging becoming a thing of the past, or shall we say, so 2012? In our previous cover story, R.AGE touched on the subject of blogging, and what the future has in stall for the medium – if it has a future at all. With social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, anyone can post […]

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No new updates

By ANGELIN YEOH alltherage@thestar.com.my THE last time Daniel Subramaniam updated his blog was about six months ago. So far, he has uploaded 13 blog entries this year, compared to the 57 entries he made in 2011. It looks like Daniel has gone slighty off the blogging radar. “I think blogging is dying soon. With social […]

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