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I am author of the books Political Internet(Routledge, 2017), Intimate Speakers ( Fingerprint! 2017), has finished the typescript of three books—first, on Internet and sexuality; second, on the negative impacts of social media; and third, a novel—and is presently working on a narrative non-fiction with the working title Lovescape: Why India is afraid of love.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Political power of social media is a myth- II

Political power of social media is a myth- II



Traditional form of public spheres developed bodily in face-to-face meetings in coffee houses, saloons, co-operative societies,  cafes, town squares, media, letters, books, drama, and art forms are seemingly different in social media age. Political public is not open to all in digital media deliberations, since "winner-take-it-all" pattern reflect Internet. See my fringe thoughts on how political deliberations are mediated in Internet in Merinews by Biju P R (Part-II).

Political power of social media is a myth-I

Political power of social media is a myth-I



Digital deliberations are well fabricated and well charged myth. Everything from cradle to grave seem mediated by norms of "disparity" in Internet. See my fringe thoughts on how political deliberations are mediated in Internet in Merinews by Biju P R (Part-I)

Monday, February 24, 2014

How democratic is the democratic potential of Internet?

How democratic is the democratic potential of Internet?



Internet only reproduces a "searcharchy". Democratic use of social websites is in fact, undemocratic. There is little democratic structure in the democratic and political application of Internet. See my fringe thoughts on how undemocratic is the democratic potential of Internet in India at Merinews by Biju P R

Monday, February 17, 2014

Political conspiracies in the fifth e-state

Political conspiracies in the fifth e-state



Politicians please stop buying Followers,
Likes and Shares, See my post on how 2.0 politicians fabricate social
media success stories in Merinews by Biju P R