From The Standard
…Vietnam may be a one-party state that censors its official media and the internet, but this has not stopped millions of young people embracing a world of carefree online chatting their parents could only have dreamed of."Blogs were nothing two years ago and suddenly everybody’s got one," said 28-year-old Canadian expatriate Joe Ruelle, a celebrity in the local blogosphere."The number of people who have blogs is baffling. It’s kind of like the Wild West right now. People write everything."……Even Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has shared details of his personal life in a one-off online chat to reach out to young and tech-savvy citizens……But for the most part, it is youngsters who have pioneered the form, usually with nonpolitical chit- chat.