Monday, March 26, 2007

Blongong v3.0

Kepada: Rocky, Susan, Jeff, Ron, Marina, Datuk Kadir,

Salam!

Penulis blog -- saya fikir -- tidak boleh selama-lamanya "marah" atau "kecewa" dengan kenyataan-kenyataan (serta larangan), atau sikap prasangka, para menteri kita tentang blog, penulis blog, dan dunia blog Malaysia.

Apatah lagi setiap kali meloncat ulasan yang negatif terhadap blog, tuan-tuan dan saudara-saudari mengulas panjang, sewaktu-waktunya dengan nada defensif dan "membebel" --- walaupun untuk memahamkan kepada mereka, dan juga pembaca, serta mengkritik dan menghentam mereka.

Saya fikir, selain menjelas dan mengecam, kita jimatkan tenaga dengan meringkaskan sikap anti-blog ini kepada beberapa istilah, atau ungkapan, agar ia dapat dimasukkan sebagai satu kosa kata dalam perbendaharaan bahasa Melayu, setidak-tidaknya dalam dunia penulisan blog.

Mungkin boleh kita wariskan, sebagai rakaman sejarah, kepada generasi akan datang. Siapa tahu, 'kan?

Misalnya, "blongong" (gabungan "blog" + "bengong") untuk menunjukkan sikap dan mentaliti bengong, buruk sangka dan kegayatan pada dunia penulisan blog. Klik Blongong I dan Blongong II.

Misalnya lagi, "goblo(g)k" (kata Indonesia yang bermaksud globlok!).

Atau "blogayat" (blog + gayat) bagi menunjukkan seseorang menteri, atau birokrat, yang "gayat" apabila blog boleh mendahului memecahkan berita-berita panas.

Boleh juga, contohnya, "blogodam" (blog + godam) = penggodam atau penghentam blog dan penulis blog.

Atau, kita boleh sebut "blongkunan" (blog + tengku adnan) atau "blogozam" = sikap seseorang menteri yang .... [sila tambah sendiri ...] sehingga menunjukkan pandangannya yang fobia pada perkembangan blog.

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Kita tahu di dunia berbahasa Inggeris, percubaan untuk mengayakan perkataan-perkataan berkaitan dunia blog sedang berlangsung.

Misalnya (sila klik): blogophobic, blogorrhea, blogiot, atau blogjob.

Bagaimanapun, saya tidak bersetuju jika kita guna (pinjam) perkataan blogofobia atau blogofobik kerana sememangnya suffix "-phobia" atau "-phobic" itu kata Inggeris. Misalnya claustrophobia, xenophobia atau homophobic.

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Atau, kita sebut sahaja mereka "blogila" (blog + gila) tetapi nanti orang salah fahamkan, sangkakan seseorang yang tergila-gilakan blog (macam "bloggian" = "blog" + "gian").

Tentunya, jika anda tanya saya, jawapannya: BLONGONG !

>>> Jika anda ada pilihan lain atau penjelasan yang lebih menarik, tinggalkan di ruangan komentar di kaki coretan ini.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

fobia (phobia) tu asalnya perkataan Yunani.

susan loone said...

hey fathi, terima kasih.

cadangan saya - terbit kan lah satu kamus berkenaan perkataan-perkataan ini - memang bersejarah dan diperlukan dalam persekitaran anti-blog ini.

Anonymous said...

Bloggers may have to reveal identities
Malaysiakini.com Apr 5, 07 7:01pm

The battle to control cyberspace in Malaysia intensified today as a minister said bloggers may be forced to register their names to avoid unjust claims being posted on the Internet.

Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor said his department was considering an option to make surfers identify themselves so that the government can track their activities.

"We might follow some other countries who register bloggers as well," he told AFP. "That's what Singapore is doing as well."

"It's much better if we can have a list of active bloggers ... We want to know who are the bloggers," he added.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and a number of other ministers have launched attacks on Malaysian bloggers and Internet surfers in recent months, accusing them of spreading lies about the government.

Two prominent bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin Attan, are currently being sued for defamation by the government-linked New Straits Times Press newspaper group in an unprecedented case decried by rights activists as an attack on free expression.

No firm proposals

However, Shaziman denied he was floating the idea, first mentioned by him in parliament Wednesday, to curb comments published on the Internet.

"It's nice to have a list of bloggers, whoever they are," he said.

Ministry officials said there were no firm proposals to register blogs but that the option was being considered because of anonymous posts.

"For those bloggers who are anonymous, it's very hard for us to take action against them if they post on their blog," an official, who asked not to be named, told AFP.

"Some of the bloggers are anonymous, so they are using their blog to write wrong information about leaders and all those people who are in high positions," said the official.

Easy pickings

Writing on Wednesday, Ahirudin said politicians, including Shaziman, did not understand bloggers and were making the attacks out of fear.

"We have people like Shahziman who think they can bully bloggers because bloggers are small individuals and make easy pickings," he wrote.

Malaysia's media is kept under tight control with laws allowing the government to revoke or suspend newspapers' publishing permits - a power that has been used several times in the last year.

Blogs have seen an increase in popularity as Malaysians take to cyberspace to discuss politics and social issues.--AFP

Anonymous said...

Bloggers may have to register
The Star, 5 April 2007

AT THE DEWAN RAKYAT: BLOGGERS using locally hosted websites may be asked to register with the authorities, Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said.

He said registration was one of the measures the Government was considering to prevent the spread of negative or malicious content on the Internet.

Shaziman said this while winding up the debate on the motion of thanks on the Royal Address for his ministry.

He added that the ministry did not have any problem with bloggers who identified themselves, and he welcomed blogging activities.

However, he said there were about 50,000 websites registered under the .my suffix and there were a lot of avenues for anyone to host websites with malicious content which could harm the country’s security.

Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang, who interjected when Shaziman was speaking, said the negative comments of several ministers about bloggers reflected their lack of understanding about information flow in cyberspace.

“They should be educated on the vast benefits of blogging, which will help them to interact more with the people. Many politicians overseas already have their own blogs,” he added.

Asked to comment on the matter, Johor Baru MP Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said bloggers were very aware of their own ethics and responsibility for content on their sites.

While agreeing that there were bloggers who had inflammatory content, he said unidentified bloggers could still be traced through their website addresses.

He added that the problem was also about inflammatory comments by unidentified visitors to the blogs.

Ahirudin Attan of Rocky's Bru said the move to compel local bloggers to register was effectively the Government trying to control what Malaysians were writing online.

“This violates the Government's no-censorship policy with regards to the Internet,” he said.

He added that the move would just create fear among the bloggers and would encourage them to host their blogs overseas.

Marina Mahathir, a blogger and activist, said the Government really should “get real.”

She said the move “is just going to make Malaysia look ridiculous in the eyes of the world.”

Blogger Jeff Ooi wondered why the Government was pursuing this course of action.

He said the Government had already set up the Content Forum to deliberate on complaints by any party.