STARS SET UP PERSONAL SITES
More and more celebrities are setting up their own personal Web sites to give their fans a more personal service.
Pop stars Leon Lai Ming, Andy Lau Tak-wah and Ekin Cheng and action hero Jackie Chan have all set up their own sites in cyberspace to facilitate interaction with their fans.
Each of these sites has different contents. Similar features include a personal profile, live chatroom, discussion forum, Web mail service and a picture and video gallery.
Ekin World (http://www. ekinworld.com/tc/efocus /efocus1.asp) features information with a different focus each month. This month, you will find previews of Cheng's upcoming TV commercials to be shown in Japan.
Lai's site (http://www. leonstareastnet.com/) focuses more on fashion, lifestyle, gadgets, culture and games. You will also find e-comics about Lai.
However, this graphic-intensive Web site requires users to download a plug-in to run the graphics and can easily disrupt your machine due to its high memory consumption.
To gain access to Andylau.com (http://www. eceasy.net/andylau/010300_ flash_ver/index_1.htm), one has to register as a member. You can download wallpaper, screen savers and mouse pointers featuring Lau. You will also find videos about his movies and film awards he has won.
The Canto-pop star has also started a personal section to share his thoughts with his fans.
International kung fu star Jackie Chan (http://www.star eastnet.com/tc/artist/ jackieclub/index.html) has a simple Web site under StarEastNet.com where fans can find the latest news about him and his thoughts on showbiz. For example, it features a recent journey to Egypt for a rally championship.