Social media is a great tool for disseminating information. It can be good for news organisations and definitely good for the common man.
It gives a voice to people who don’t normally have a voice. But it depends what that voice is saying. It has to be saying things of substance for people to hear.
With all the clutter of information in the New Media world, things can get lost if it isn’t interesting. The power of the people determines what rises online.
So it makes me so happy to see that the normal voice of the people managed to rise above everything recently on Twitter.
Infamous for spewing seemingly racist comments, Ridhuan Tee Abdullah, a columnist and university lecturer, recently got attacked on Twitter for all the nonsense that he writes about.
A television producer and friend of mine, Sha’arin Razali Wong, via Twitter, told Tee to keep quiet if he didn’t have anything intelligent to say.
A series of tweet exchanges went on between the two of them and let’s just say that Tee turned out to be very crude in his responses. [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]