For a certain generation of Singaporeans, what I’m best known for is TalkingCock.com, the first full-bore satirical website in Singapore’s history. It ran from 2000 to around 2010, during which time it chalked up millions of page views, spawned a movie, a bestselling dictionary, video games, a series of spoken word events, got debated in Parliament and even made it into Wikileaks. Why did we decide to shutter the site? That’s a tale for another time…
If you’d like to read some scholarly articles on TalkingCock, here are the citations:
- Woo, Y. Y, J., & Goh, C. (2008). Curious Connections: TalkingCock.com and PM Goh. In B. Welsh, J. Chin, A. Mahizhnan, T. H. Tan (Eds.), Impressions: The Goh Years (pp. 451-458). National University of Singapore Press.
- Woo, Y. Y. J., & Goh, C. (2007). Caging the bird: TalkingCock.com and the pigeonholing of Singaporean citizenship. In K. P. Tan (Ed.), Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture and Politics (pp. 95-113). Singapore: National University Press.