Recently, I have been quite disturbed by the herd mentality of people on social media. Sometimes, it is just from hearsay or from one side of the story. It truly is disturbing. My latest column explores this somewhat:
When we look at things on social media, or any kind of media, how fast do we pass judgment? Do we take a step back and reflect? What other information don’t we know? Should we even be bothered? Why are we so emotional or reactive?
When the Web 2.0 burst on the scene in around 2005, many people became “citizen journalists”, providing an outlet for new voices and perspectives, aside from traditional news outlets. Now, with the advent of social media, everyone is a citizen journalist and every grievance is posted online for all to view and judge.
What do you think?