[This story] about a kind and generous lady who ran a free food service for Singapore’s poor and homeless... published on inSing.com, spoke of how this lady was driven to quit her charitable undertaking by mean-spirited netizens attacking her on her Facebook wall.
Within half a day of being posted on inSing.com, this story received a flood of comments and shares, and shot up to the third-most read story on the website at that point in time (it’s now the most read article) — a position that normally takes a few days of circulation to achieve. Readers commenting on the piece leapt to this lady’s defence, lambasted those who had attacked her and encouraged her to continue her good work.
After seeing so much ugly behaviour on the Internet, reading these wonderful words of support for a person trying to help was like a breath of fresh air.
And it’s not just in this instance that we are seeing less tolerance for sh***y, useless comments online.
Any antagonistic comment was once viewed as the brave speaking out in controlled Singapore, but as the volume of comments grew and the level of the conversation nosedived into senseless rants, that perception quickly became more discerning.
Read the full article by Elaine Ee, who is also an editor with publichouse.sg, on Insin here: Losing patience with the online mob.