Kirsten Han is a Singaporean blogger, journalist and filmmaker. She is also involved in the We Believe in Second Chances campaign for the abolishment of the death penalty. A social media junkie, she tweets at @kixes. The views expressed are her own.
The Internet is filled with weird and wonderful things.
From pictures of cute tiny animals to hilarious memes, there is something for everyone. But the truth that every regular Internet user knows is that there is darkness lurking online too.
And there is one basic rule for every frequenter of forums and social networks: Beware The Trolls.
Trolling in itself can take many forms, ranging from tongue-in-cheek to downright abusive. Trolls find ways to get under your skin. They’re that itch that materialises on the sole of your foot right after you’ve tied your shoelaces. They’re the stray cats who start fighting and wailing at the same moment you’re about to fall asleep. They’re that person ahead of you in the nasi padang queue who buys theRead More »from COMMENT: Can -- and should -- the internet be tamed in Singapore?