Scarcely have I obtained information from print media or traditional TV now; instead, most of the news I get are from electronic media. Why? Partly because except the information itself, I also like to read the responses from readers.
But most of the time, I surf online the news from Mainland electronic media, not Taiwan’s. Sometimes my cell phone may pop out some news regarding the situation across the strait and other international affairs. Maybe I am wrong, but nearly all responses related to the news concerning China Mainland are nothing but abuse, vitriol, even expletives only, without any constructive criticism. By contrast, I can often see analytical responses from Mainland netizens on public subjects; some different opinions are even better than the original ones. At most the readers would just give some negative responses to the viewpoint they don’t agree, with ridicule sometimes.
Such a phenomenon reflects those general netizens in Taiwan lack of positive thinking and patience due to the long-term brainwash imposing upon them. That is one of the most dangerous factors in the future of Taiwan.