It’s under control or is it..? Who would have thought that Manchester United of all Football teams are trying to control their footballers from twitting or writing too much in the social networking site Facebook .Football First Edition Richard Keys on ESPN Sports Channel 812 said that ,”This is not democracy and this should not have happen especially in Britain.” We understand that mosts youths are addicted to it but they should know what and what not to write. So is it Bad..??
So where does this put our Information Minister Rais Yatim with this report which appeared on Malaysiakini internet portal , Information Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim has made a fair amount of controversial statements but his latest views have made him a Twitter celebrity.
Rais was recently quoted in a Bernama piece, ‘Muslims must avoid being totally immersed in Facebook, Twitter‘ exhorting Malaysians to be wary of the popular Internet services.
His comments have gotten Malaysian Twitter users up in arms, with reactions ranging from ridicule to incredulity. Among Rais’ critics is Rembau parliamentarian Khairy Jamaluddin.
Twitter users looked on in amusement as Khairy made snide fun of Rais’ comments that urged Malaysians to be wary of compromising their culture to Twitter and Facebook’s ‘Western’ influence.
Khairy first made a big show of taking a break from Twitter by Tweeting: “Thanks for your views. As a responsible party man, I shall listen to party elders. This will be my last tweet for a very, very long time.”
Not 24 hours later, he posted: “Tried hard to resist the evils of social media as per someone’s advice but clearly I’m easy meat for penjajahan minda (mind colonisation) by dunia luar (the outside world).
In a post to a fellow Barisan rep in Kota Belud, Sabah, Khairy again made allusions to Rais’ statement: “Shout out to @mpkotabelud who’s (in) kawasan dilanda banjir (flood-affected area). Hope you’re on the ground & not immersing yourself in the Satanic Western Twitter.”
One final rejoinder so far has been this post on Jan 17: “Long day in Rembau. Now going to eat burgers & pizzas. Allowing self to to be colonised by evil food. Ya, not letting this go yet, Mr Minister.”
Twitter or Facebook cannot be bad nor can anyone stop anyone totally control one’s action. There is a lot of ifs and buts, honestly John Dykes also on Football First Edition said Facebook and Twitter is here to stay and the Youths will continue to amaze us. Manchester United to control….Hmmmm