Noopur is a PhD student at University of California, Irvine. She studies digital labour platforms and tweets @tetisheri
Imaginations of digital technologies also evoke visions of speed, friction-less transactions and in turn the ability to scale an activity easily.
There are several daily examples of lazy journalism that involves “cut and paste” from Google or Twitter
The quality of public conversations on social platforms has drastically reduced since the early days, especially Twitter, because it allows people to participate with minimal effort and identifying information.
Equating Facebook with the idea of a Digital India poses a bigger threat.
Right from the promise of the 30-minute pizza delivery to huge hoardings of mobile apps that line the landscape of Indian metros, the new dream is to avail and enjoy services with minimal effort.
With every such hack, there is a backlash calling for more secure technological systems and stricter international laws around privacy and data protection.
The author, in an email interview from London, told IANS that it took a long time for her to find a publisher in the UK as well. In fact, it was rejected by all mainstream London publishing houses.