Social Media for me was hard to digest. Every now and then people will post a post that shows gratitude and some will bash it. Some will choose to say otherwise of him which will obviously attract even more (unwanted)attention and caused a very long debate once again.
I have no stand on this but it was emotionally and mentally tiring to see your once fun and silly social media platform becoming a battle field for many and a ground to troll for some. Now this is truly desktop politician in the making. #BringBackTheCatVideosSoon
Above all, I am sure everyone by now should have seen the biggest "troll" video by our "Famous Amos" where he challenged our PM to sue him at the start of the video and followed by a long series of i-do-not-even-know-what-to-call-it speech. Not only did he repeated a lot of the "facts" that many others had pointed out but he also push it lower and even involved religion into his bashing. Now you got my attention.
I suppose I wouldn't be sharing this here since I guess you should have already watched it and also it has been removed anyway but if you haven't and you search hard enough, I am sure you can find it. And you by now should have also read the news about him being arrested.
I wish something bad happens to him not because I have blind faith or supporting anyone blindly but simply because of his video. This video of his is an act of terrorism to me. There might not be bombing or hostage involved but him challenging our government and PM openly for a law suit is against any law anywhere. Him, talking about religion (i'm not even a Christian) in that tone and manner is against all laws.
Can we think of the consequences of letting him off? Does that means that it is "ok" to make such videos? Does it means that we will see more of these videos from him? Does it means that more jokers will stand up to such "freedom of speech"?
I, cannot accept this to happen.
Dr. Jiajia's Come Back.
Not too sure if you have watched this but this is pretty funny. Dr. Jiajia, one of Singapore Blog awards winner years back where I 1st met him. He's really adorable! but that's not my point.
Stop and Think Again.
As much as Amos has done wrong (in my context), as much as Jiajia has made a video which most likely is in the name of fun and laughter but I have to say I am not exactly into Jiajia's video either. Not because it was any offending or any sort. My question is more about, "Are those his words?" Maybe he is very mature for his age and he has a stand on such political topics which I would be more than happy to know. However, I am not too sure how i feel about this if it's his family's idea on making such a come back video and posting it online. This might look like a small matter but are we cultivating or promoting "cyber warfare" to the next generation of online users? Getting young children to say things that he might not fully understand its context?
Simply means, when you are unhappy, you have to say it out and if you are unhappy with the original content, we create content with a comeback? Is this what our next generation is going to be like?
I mean I've done my part of trolling and ranting online and getting unwanted attention no doubt. But I am doing it under a circumstances where I am fully aware of my choice as well as what is coming there after. If you do not get what I'm saying, what I meant is that if we are movie ratings I am pretty much R21 where I know what is happening where these kids might very much be PG or M18 where we need some help from the parents to make some decision and choices for them. (Which I will talk about it in another post. Maybe.)
Safer Internet . Cyber Bully
This has been something we have been discussing about for awhile now especially the week before Mr.Lee's passing. The week where the biggest news online (how sad) was about XX's expose. Some mentioned about regulating blogs and bloggers but from what I can see from the past week, it's not just about bloggers but it is about everyone online. People spilling venom on each other on Facebook, on Twitter and how are we going to regulate this?
What makes one a cyber bully? Calling names? Trolling? I guess some debate will very often tend to go off the track because debate means a conflict of interest and ideas and when conflicts raises with emotions things will quickly get personal. This is very common and how do we put a foot into such situation?
I guess there is no hard and fast rule to such things and it all comes with social graciousness where it cannot be a law but more of a warrior code or unspoken rule that we should all play our own part to upkeep.
How else can we make sure internet is a safer place? Does making another campaign helps? Does bringing the law in helps? Does suing someone for being a cyber bully helps? It is almost like kids fighting and just because you lost the fight and you say "I am going to tell my mother." I mean, if you are not ready to lose in a fight, do not engage. And if you start one and lose, lose like a man. It really takes two hands to clap on the internet, if you don't want the heat, get the fucking out of the kitchen.
So there's some other blogger online suing another again, in the name of better internet, in the name of a better blogosphere, not keeping quiet anymore and also saying no to bully. Really? Suing someone for something said online actually gives people a feeling that the internet is safe? Not sure about you but it makes me feel like internet has became a rich man's game because for sure i am not going to sue anyone or want to get sued by anyone considering I am just a normal person earning a normal living and not some celebrity blogger or blog coach. I don't feel safe at all and I feel like I am going to be sued anytime if this passes through.
Sometimes I guess fighting to keep the internet safe just ain't going to work (at least for me). Here's a quote that I've learnt some years back which I felt might contribute to the situation.
I guess peace is a state of mind which comes from within. Not fighting, not arguing and taking a step back. That is peace.