Teen regrets tweeting 'O' Level exam paper
Sat, Nov 20, 2010

By Shivali Nayak

The teenager who tweeted a photo of his 'O' Level exam paper just 13 minutes before the start of the examination, now regrets his actions. Xavier Ong also felt like a criminal who was being interrogated during a meeting with the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) yesterday regarding his Twitter post.

The tech savvy 16-year-old received much attention from local and global Twitter users after he posted a picture of his 'O' Level Social Studies exam paper on Twitter on 8 November 2010. In the tweet, Xavier wrote, 'Do you dare bring a phone into examination hall and take a picture?'. Members of the online community debated about the appropriateness of his actions once the post made it to citizen journalism website STOMP. Xavier did not think that his tweet would get so much attention and regrets sending a video to STOMP, explaining how it all happened.

After his meeting with SEAB yesterday, Xavier posted another video on Youtube, explaining what happened during the meeting. Despite his notoriety, this self-confessed social media addict has not slowed down in using social media. He continues to blog, tweet as well as using facebook and Youtube.

RazorTV spoke to him to hear his version of the whole incident. Watch RazorTV for more.






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