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9/08/2007

Talking back is here to stay

Janadas Devan wrote about talking back in the Net and how this development is here to stay. The genie is out and you can't put it back. Actually it is not about Net. This talking back phenomenon is growing by the days and will be equally robust and responsive in the main stream media if allowed to. We all know why there seems to be so little feedback in the msm. No fault of the citizens for sure. We have educated a whole new generation to think. And think they must. Having gone through the grinds in tertiary institutions, local and overseas, it will be very sad if the population still cannot think. We have taught them to read and write. And read and write they must and they will. Education is not simply to produce unthinking and mute workers. Those are machines. The voices in the Net may come in different hue and colours and vary in quality. Janadas said, 'At one end there are some exceptionally intelligent ones; at the other end, some exceedingly dumb ones; and in between, a vast grab bag of sense and nonsense.' And there are those that live and thrive in vile languages and seek pleasure in attacking everyone instead of discussing with their brains. And some of the superficial journalists scorned upon the netizens as a bunch of unschooled that are below their class. For these bunch of nose in the air journalists, Janadas has this to say. They ' should at least have the honesty to admit that the mainstream media too can be described in similar terms - some good, some dumb, and in between, a vast grab bag of middling sense and sometimes outrageous nonsenses.' The main stream media pride itself of bleached honesty. The Net surpasses it with its flying colours of honesty and dishonesty, unbleached and unedited truths and views, and styles of expression. The beauty of the Net is the freedom of expression and choice of lingo. Nothing is forbidden. This is where the msm will always be a far distance from the Net, dull and predictable while the Net is full of surprises. And one is dying while the other is blooming and spreading like wild fire. The fields of weeds swarming around the little landscaped gardens.

8 comments:

The Oriental Express said...

I have long observed that even the street cleaners have minds of their own concerning the social and political aspects of Canada.

Yet when I came to Singapore, I got bored talking to some graduates....they had no minds of their own.

Glad that talking back is here to stay!

redbean said...

the paper is only an acknowledgement of some afford in acquiring information.

forming opinions, have a view, have an interest in things around you and affecting you need no certificate. it is just a little thinking and feeling.

the ah peks and ah mahs in the kopitiam have a lot of views on things. don't forget our taxi drivers!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the ah peks and ah mahs have their views and so do the rest of our citizens. The problem is that they have no avenues to express them and therefore are only expressing them in kopitiams and commenting on blogs.

The MSM only express mostly the positive aspects of such views, not the negative side. Therefore the best feedback is still the net. The opinions are frank and brutal stometimes, but it is a true indication of the persons feelings, not edited to suit circumstances or policy. That is propaganda.

Matilah_Singapura said...

EVERYONE has an asshole, and an OPINION!

Anonymous said...

anatomically incorrect, dog-f..ked pussy.

Anonymous said...

forming opinions, have a view, have an interest in things around you and affecting you need no certificate. it is just a little thinking and feeling.



so that any moron with an half-assed brain can start a blog like this.

Anonymous said...

With matilah around this blog can only reach the height of the four letter word. sigh....

why don't you go back to the gutter you crawled out from matilah?

redbean said...

so that any moron with an half-assed brain can start a blog like this.

September 08, 2007 11:47 PM

so that asses will keep coming back to lick and get their gratifications. and these asses will not go away as they could not find any that is good enough so satisfy them.