What social media companies are doing to fight the ‘social dilemma’
The social dilemma is a recurring theme in Singaporean politics.
Many people feel that their social networks have become “too busy”, and that the only way they can interact with others is by sharing their news and information.
The social media giant, Facebook, has stepped up efforts to combat this problem by banning certain types of social media posts and limiting the number of friends you can have.
But Singaporeans say that this has been too little too late.
Last week, Singaporean social media users posted a petition on Facebook, asking Facebook to allow them to share news, videos and information without having to wait for their friends to comment.
A similar petition on the social media platform has also been signed by more than 20,000 Singaporeans.
Singaporeans are also increasingly turning to mobile messaging apps for news sharing.
They are able to post messages to their social media accounts via mobile phones, without the need for an internet connection, and they are able see who their friends are on Facebook and Twitter.
But the problem with Facebook’s solution is that it does not address the fact that Singaporeans are increasingly choosing mobile phone over their traditional internet connection.
The Singaporeans claim that the mobile internet connection is crucial for their social network.
This is the first time in Singapore’s history that we have the option to be online while offline.
This is the only choice for the majority of Singaporeans, says Mark Sjostrom, an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham’s School of Social Sciences.
Facebook’s strategy of restricting access to social media platforms, he says, is an attempt to control what we see and hear online.
“We’re not getting to see the world that is shared on social media.
The internet is a platform that allows us to interact and share, and that’s important for our health and wellbeing,” Sjothrom told The Straits Times.
Facebook has already acknowledged that its mobile network can’t support all Singaporeans who need it.
“We believe that mobile connectivity is essential to the internet experience and to connecting people in Singapore, which we are committed to ensuring,” Facebook spokesperson Kate Ting said in an email to The Straitt Times.
“While we’re building a better mobile experience, we also want people to be able to connect with friends and family, and connect with the things they care about on Facebook.
So we’re working hard to make this work better across all platforms.”
Facebook has also promised that its new social network for Singapore will “be the best social network you have ever used”.
“We want everyone to have the most up-to-date information about Singapore, the best place to live and work, and to share their personal stories with the world,” the spokesperson added.
But it’s unclear how Singaporeans will be able, when they can’t use Facebook’s mobile app to see news and videos, to share pictures and videos.