Sunday, 2 February 2014

Independent Learning Log

6.30pm - 7.30pm

What I did:

There was a major uproar over the Anton Casey case and since my parents were also reminding me over and over again about this case, I decided to go and look up on it. 

What I learned: 

Due to his inconsiderate remark, he has since lost his job, many of his friends and was ‘forced’ to move out of the country. And the worst part of the whole incident is that he lost all these due to a facebook post. He posted about how our public transport system was horrible and he implied that it was for ‘poor people’. This comment has insulted all our fellow Singaporeans, therefore, causing a major pandemonium. Many have found his remark offensive as our transport system is an efficient one that is able to get us around Singapore to our desired destination while interacting with other fellow Singaporeans.

All these has been caused by an action that was spurred by the moment, causing it to destroy his reputation, lose his job and friends. Due to the accessibility of our social media on the different devices, we are able to post our comments online anytime and anywhere. This is causing us to post remarks about others without sparing a thought, leading to a disastrous uproar by your friends due to your insensitivity. Although social media is a medium for sharing your thoughts and expressing your feelings, you have to mind what you say as it may cause someone to feel offended. 

1 comment:

  1. Good job, Matilda! I agree with your stance on how netizens should be wary of what they post online, as it could potentially ruin their reputation, future jobs, and relationships. Your ILL was a good reminder that I should be sensitive and thoughtful when posting online remarks. At the same time, I feel that this also applies to the netizens who posted harsh comments when Anton Casey received his reputation, as punishment should not be celebrated in a wholesome society. Keep it up!