On smart phones and e-diots

Daily Trust - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

On the flip side, the pro­lif­er­a­tion of smart phones and the con­se­quent new knowl­edge of so­cial me­dia have be­queathed Nigeria with very many e-diots. An e-diot, in my think­ing, is any­one who thinks that be­cause they have a smart phone or com­puter, they must have and share spon­ta­neous opin­ions, news items or po­si­tions on ev­ery mat­ter of na­tional or global in­ter­est. A good ex­am­ple of an e-diot is that man or woman who ar­rived the scene of the Nyanya bomb blast on time and pro­ceeds to run around snap­ping and film­ing burnt vic­tims and maimed sur­vivors drip­ping in blood and stretch­ing their in­jured hands out for ur­gent help.

The widest play­ground for the e-diot is the po­lit­i­cal so­cial me­dia, where eth­nore­li­gious big­otry guide their un­guarded posts and fre­quent com­ments. Hadi AliBaba(08035370838)

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