Not All Bloggers Are Spoilt Brats

Posted by + Suresh + on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hey peeps...Happy New Year!!!!'s my very first post for the New Year..well it's an article i came across in The Star...

I REFER to "Bloggers need to be transparent"(The Star Dec 29).The write seems to stereotype bloggers as "spoilt brats".

What is a Blog??According to wikipedia,a blog is a"website usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary,descriptions of events,or other materials such as graphics and video".

In other words,a blog is basically like an online diary.Most bloggers write blogs to record their daily life.The number of bloggers who write on politics is merely a small fraction of all the bloggers combined.Unfortunately most people associate blogs with political commentaries ,and even associate them with the March 8 Political Tsunami.Adding that, we see many politicians turn bloggers,including our ex-Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.We even see some efforts by the Home Ministry to monitor blogs.

It is presumptuous of the writer to assume all bloggers are"not grown up"and are"spoilt brats"just because of a few bad eggs.I also do not like the way people us pseudonyms to hide their identities just to post spiteful comments.Howewer,this is what freedom of speech is all about.If we believe that the things written are false,how about rebutting them with stronger(and more professional ) arguments??

Even better,how about ignoring them altogether.Why bother getting angry with "spoil brats"??Getting angry with people who have "not grown up" would be stooping to their level..

what are your take on this??do you think bloggers should have their right of word without being criticize??


Norfadli said...

i agreed...with that....good one

curryegg said...

Instead, we shall focus on something else - make our voice stronger!

Terri said...

Bull's eye!

Right on the dot especially this sentence:

Getting angry with people who have "not grown up" would be stooping to their level..

~ ♥ J E SS I C A . T A N said...

well. it's subjective.

bloggers indeed does have the right to voice their thoughts, but at the same time, keep it to a minimum and not to be too critical to others. obviously cos it's being published to the world.

no one likes to be defamed.

so yeah, there are always two sides of a story

Loke said...

there is no right or wrong. and there is freedom of speech and expression. there is not much u can do to curb people's thinking but to put up with their comments and opinions no matter how much they crap. if not just delete the comment. that is what i will do. i won't show tolerance to dumb and stupid comments.


3POINT8 said...

all bloggers are spoilt brat.
isn't it the same as saying:
all journalist are ill-informed writters?

julian said...

Thanks, that's an interesting letter :) I blogged about it too.

jasonmighty said...

Nice one on that matter.

Personally however, humans will always be humans. You can never avoid criticism. And humans tends to get irritated quite easily and things can certainly gets out of hands.

Why bother you say? Its like saying why bother with criminals.

So, is not that easy. It may be easy for some, but not others. After all, 'spoil brats' are social issues too.

Anyway, way to go :)

Anonymous said...

well said, reshy. :)

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