Dr Cherian George, a journalism lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, summing up the issue, said that people nowadays are "posting faster than they can process", because of the ease and speed at which technology has afforded them.

"To persuade others when you blog, you have to step into their shoes and be mindful of social norms. All this requires reflection, and unfortunately reflection isn't a practice that's encouraged by today's Internet tools," he said.

Take from this what you will.