Assignment 2: For What It’s Worth

A commentary on the use of STOMP (citizen journalism platform) in Singapore

This short comic presents itself as a commentary on the use of STOMP in Singapore. While citizen journalism is a great tool to encourage vigilance and social correction (in the sense of a Foucalt’s Panopticon : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon), there is a fine line to draw between social policing and public shaming.

More often than not, STOMP is used as a platform to raise irrelevant social issues, that far from encouraging solidarity in the country, stirs up discord instead.

It is my hope that this short comic will challenge readers to consider the purpose of STOMP and tread carefully when using these platforms.

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