- Jan 03 Mon 2011 02:11
- Dec 06 Mon 2010 22:49
A few days ago, my facebook page was flooded with this viral status message with the cause of an anti-child violence campaign.
It was an interesting sight to watch how the internet viral bug took its place so naturally, gracefully and dead-quickly.
Once again, it had churned out yet another internet phenomenon.
Based on what is (very little) left of my sociology knowledge, I did some research.
Here are some thoughts and questions:
1. Where did the origin started from?
If it were a campaign, I would assume for an existing center core or reference point.
This is also a hotly debated issue in the post event of this viral. I am neither doubting, nor affirming the trueness of it. Because I am unable to research in this, I shall leave it to those who has the ability to before I past any comments on it.
Here is a link which is still under research, if anyone is interested.
2. This internet viral, no matter who/where/what/why/when/how, had served its purpose.
The intended message was spread across the globe in just days, for a good cause.
3. Note the bold+italics+underline in #2? Using the word "spread" instead of "reached".
The intended message here was "anti-child violence" campaign. Changing the facebook profile was an act in recognition for it.
However, based on the (small) pool of friends that I have, I could tell that the act of changing facebook profile interested them more than sending the intended message of "anti-child violence" campaign. After all, most of them were discussing about which cartoon character they loved when they were young and how it made up their world. The part on "anti-child violence" campaign probably appeared only once, in the facebook status. The rest of it was mostly on the cartoon characters.
Surprisingly, after searching online, there were plentiful of 'violent' cartoon characters images posted up as well.
So much so for an "anti-child violence" campaign.
4. Psst. If anyone reading up till here thinks that children are not allowed and do not use facebook, you are so wrong. Just like how the iPhone infected the entire world across all age, gender, culture, social class etc; facebook had done the same too.
5. My view
Changing the facebook profile picture was a cute idea. Message was spread across, but not the seriousness of it. Exactly because of the cuteness of the act, the attention was diverted. Neither was there any backing on this campaign. Not that any backing was a necessity, I just hope that it will not turn into a 15 years ago chain-mail-liked phenomenon, 10 years down the road.
6. Conclusion: Please help reach out the "anti-child violence" message.
Heck with the debate. To hell with the facebook profile pictures. (No offense to those who have changed it, this post if purely targeted on studying this event, and ultimately promoting it.)
Child violence comes in so many forms (link) that, in my opinion, we would never be able to comprehend the depth of torture that they went through unless we had undergone the same.
There are so many ways to play a part.
From family to community to country to other parts of the world.
Care for the child around you. If you have a child next to you (be it yours or another's), put in the extra effort to find out how he/she is doing. Detect for anything amiss.
Community (The out and beyond):
If the ability/circumstances allows, look for possible channels that allows you to help the children in need, at first hand.
- Nov 24 Wed 2010 22:17
Super duper tempted to get that cookie monster plushie from Plaza Singapura!
- Nov 23 Tue 2010 00:19
- Nov 15 Mon 2010 22:32
There are times when we hit the ground and feel the pain.
Thereafter, it depends on our reaction - to wail, or to get up and keep walking.
Following a post of mine on facebook just a few hours ago, I had further thoughts and just managed to re-motivate myself.
Here is the quote:
“突然间,我觉得自己又扛上了一些损己又利人的事。 我只想说, 我是普通人。能力,精力与精神上是有限制地。我不能照顾每个人到百分百,也不能时时刻刻应酬每个人。有时候,不是我不想,而是我办不到。真要怪,就怪我没能力,能力有限。”
Negativities are inevitable. It is only through them, that reflects the true positiveness of life.
I was mentally pretty worn out last week, struggling to maintain my energy level by the end of the work week.
Different sets of frustrations came by. It was tough trying to digest them and deal with it, but I managed to hold on till the end.
It wasn't much of a big deal anyways, I told myself.
Until the ultimatum disappointment on Sunday which triggered off my mood.
I had a really hard time trying to stay rational today, trying my best to decide upon the optimum decisions.
Sometimes, I find it only natural to be helping others as much as I can, as long as it is within my means.
Yet most of the times, I find myself being mentally worn out after that.
It is tough to balance, but I will manage somehow.
Frustrations and disappointments are inevitable.
It is how we draw positive strength from it and keep walking.
Nothing can stop us, for as long as we hold onto our beliefs.
For now, we keep walking.
- Oct 31 Sun 2010 23:28
- Oct 20 Wed 2010 01:01
Each time I attempt to start an entry, I end up giving up after the first sentence.
(The previous one didnt even make it past the title..)
I actually present a simplified version of myself in front of others, but am very much a complicated person. Or at least I think I am.
Maybe we are all like that.
Anyways, my <harddisk> is kinda running out of space at the moment. There isn't enough left to contain my (ever increasing) wandering and maybe weird thoughts. Either the memory is running low, or time for a new ram. But a ram upgrade is always a hassle considering the limited slots I have.
and so.. I am turning to my external hard disk - blog.
I need to start blogging soon to transfer those thoughts out.
Am glad that this post made it through.
- Oct 12 Tue 2010 00:21
- Oct 07 Thu 2010 20:56
- Oct 05 Tue 2010 23:32
Abstracting myself away from the reality, and while I am in lala-land..
The list of things I wish from my guy..
(When I get 1, that is)
#1 Serenade to me! Sing with me, anytime, anywhere, any songs.
- Music makes up a huge part of me. So I hope he has a good vocal & gift of music!
- Sep 09 Thu 2010 01:07
SHINee's bling bling Kim jonghyun is my current obsession..
He's so fine~
- Sep 04 Sat 2010 02:09
- Sep 04 Sat 2010 01:18
- Aug 12 Thu 2010 20:57
It's great feeling to bump into a long-time friend whom you have not been in contact with. The kind of friend whom you used to hang out with, but lost contact along the way due to different life path. You probably have each other on facebook, reading their updates every now and then, knowing how they have been.
You can feel the geunine friendship.
Despite minimal contact & updates, we could chat about anything and everything, mostly updates on our current on-goings. There was no need for pretence, no surface talks, no lack of sincerity.
Just 15 minutes was all needed till we part ways.
Great friendship comes in a few forms, IMO.
And this is one of them.
A shoutout to Stanley whom I bumped into last night on my way home. It was great bumping into you at Yishun MRT!
- Jul 27 Tue 2010 21:55
Fill in the blank(s).
1 point for each correct answer.
I miss _____________.
I love _____________.
I am ______________.
I want ____________.
I feel _____________.
- Jul 16 Fri 2010 22:07
- Jul 15 Thu 2010 01:12
- Jul 10 Sat 2010 21:53
- Jul 10 Sat 2010 21:24
The only reason why I am still standing, is cause of him.
I cannot stand her.
- Jul 06 Tue 2010 02:46
It's times like these when I wish for someone to be by my side.
Listen to my nonsense..
Why do I always seem to have never ending of 101-things-to-do?
Things I have to complete in order to prevent a wrath, despite the already sleepiness & tiredness.
Long day tomorrow; badminton after work.
Need more entertainment tomorrow to keep myself awake.