5/18/2006

a new dimension in cyberspace

The little war between CNA and Singapore Elections is an example of what the future of the media is like. The long entrenched and preserved territory of the media, once strongly guarded of the selected few, to wield the mighty pen to influence the masses is now being challenged. No longer can the media blow its trumpet and sing its tune with immunity. When they talked nonsense, they will be exposed. Just like the election when politicians talked nonsense, immediately people pounced on them and amplified their loose talks in the cyberspace. Singapore Elections is claiming that CNA had used their pics and doctored them. CNA is saying no. The details are in the Singapore Elections forum. Wow, the media being made to account for what they are doing. Before this development, the media is the boss and print what they like. You may complain if you don't agree, but if they don't response, nothing will be heard and no one will know. Internet has changed all that. They cannot ignore you, in this case Singapore Elections has its own platform to tell the world. Things are getting interesting.

6 comments:

Socaps said...

I have entered a new phase of my life in my twighlight years following the birth of cyberspace. It has changed my lifestyle tremendously.

I was so engrossed with news enamating from the internet that we never got them from the media at all, during the campaign trail of the recently concluded GE.

I read about the dispute between Singapore Election Watch and CNA in the Singapore Election and the Sammyboy forum, but I can't remember having read it from the media.

In this connection, let me quote from MM Lee, "I reiterate what I have called him, a liar and dishonest... If Gomez claims he is not a liar nor dishonest, he can go to court to clear his name." Perhaps one of the disputed parties in question may have to ponder the next move in the light of what MM Lee said.

I share your observations mentioned in your post; and I wish to add that we are going to have a different ball game from now on.

redbean said...

the internet is a great invention. and it gives the senior citizen a window to the world without even having to step out of the room or spend money in the transport.

surfing the net, seeing the world.

and if they are creative and wanted to do something positive by engaging their storehouse of information, they can still contribute and quite effortlessly. and no one can tell them to shut up.

with cyberspace and the range of blogs and forums, the multidimensional world becomes so real and up close.

in the case of gomez, going to court is not an easy option. our justice system is designed with people who have a lot of money in mind.

if one cannot afford an expensive lawsuit, one has already lose out without even stepping into court room.

Anonymous said...

redbean, can you please watch your language when posting your entries? Get your past, present and past perfect tenses right. If you imply that you have a good command of english and discuss the intricacies of politics as if you have an authoritative say on it, at LEAST write in proper english, my goodness.

Anonymous said...

redbean, can you please watch your language when posting your entries? Get your past, present and past perfect tenses right. If you imply that you have a good command of english and discuss the intricacies of politics as if you have an authoritative say on it, at LEAST write in proper english, my goodness.

Anonymous said...

redbean, can you please watch your language when posting your entries? Get your past, present and past perfect tenses right. If you imply that you have a good command of english and discuss the intricacies of politics as if you have an authoritative say on it, at LEAST write in proper english, my goodness.

Anonymous said...

redbean, can you please watch your language when posting your entries? Get your past, present and past perfect tenses right. If you imply that you have a good command of english and discuss the intricacies of politics as if you have an authoritative say on them, at LEAST write in proper english, my goodness.