Edison Chen and New Media

Hmm..in case you clicked on the link hoping to see some smutty visuals, sorry to disappoint you but you won’t be getting any here.

Is there anyone who hates new media? Well, it’s probably Edison Chen and his bevy of lovers.

I’ve resisted talking about Edison Chen for the longest time. I mean, he’s been over-written and over-exposed (pun intended) in the media, both traditional and new. In fact, it’s new media that’s been the cause of his un-doing, not to say that he didn’t have a hand in it!

Well, if there weren’t any new media, Edison’s infamous pictures would not have gotten such globalised exposure, even in the nether regions. In the past, any of the pics would not have made it to the front page of any paper nor any website. I mean, the editors of the papers or mags would have put a stop to them, unless they were from smutty publications. And you would have to try hard to get your hands on a copy of the smutty publication too. But with new media, anyone who wants to share and view the pics can now do so easily via readily available new media channels! No editing needed.

In a way, I do feel sorry for the guy and his naive girlfriends. In this day and age, anything private can become very public indeed (have they learnt nothing from Tammy?). Also, word is out that triad bosses have put money on the poor guy’s head!

On the other hand, how could the guy be so naive to think that no one would look into his computer files – come on, this is Edison’s computer we’re talking about.

Well, if any good is to come out of it, it’s to remind people that as much as new media can be used for good, it can easily be abused too. Exercise discretion, people.


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