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Facebook sees its salvation with its cryptocurrency Libra
Facebook’s Libra is designed to take control of our digital lives. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 02, 2019 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Staying silent about cyberbullying is no longer an option
Cyberbullying is the dangerous new normal. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 02, 2019 03:52 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Three things we need to realise about what TikTok is doing to us
Fifteen seconds is all that will take for TikTok to own you. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 09, 2019 05:27 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Narendra Modi’s interview by Akshay Kumar is a PR masterpiece
How to spot the influencer in your politics. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 09, 2019 03:20 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Getting through an election made for the social media gaze
In the poll season, social media platforms thrive on wounded outrage disguised as politics. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 28, 2019 04:12 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Digital Native: Lessons from Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp going down
The day when three social-media apps refused to load. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 03, 2019 01:19 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: How an information overload affects what you forward
The information overload of social media sharing can make us act against our better judgement. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 03, 2019 01:12 AM — Filed under:
What I learned from going offline for 48 hours
A weekend without the internet shows just how much control we surrender to online chatter. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 14, 2019 04:21 PM — Filed under:
India’s proposed new internet bill is as repressive as the worst of Chinese laws
The proposed new internet bill is as repressive as the worst of Chinese restrictions. The new intermediaries liability and content monitoring act that will ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 04, 2019 02:05 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: System Needs a Reboot
It’s time to replace the schizophrenic need for variety with ingenuity — the truthiness of the information. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 31, 2018 02:06 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: One Selfie Does a Tragedy Make
The great find of this century – life’s worth just a selfie. Channeling the inner narcissus is now human hamartia. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 05, 2018 02:20 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: Hashtag Fatigue
It is easy to hijack hashtags by coupling them with others. It is equally easy to make hashtags die. by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 01, 2018 06:04 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Time to Walk the Talk
#MeToo has turned victims into survivors, but social media remains an unsafe space. by Nishant Shah last modified Nov 01, 2018 05:58 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Hardly Friends Like That
Individual effort is far from enough to fool Facebook’s grouping algorithm. by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:28 AM — Filed under: ,
The Right Words for Love
Queer love is legal. Which means that all of us are finally free to find a language that can match our desires. by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: #MemeToo
An old meme shows the need for emotional literacy in our digitally saturated age. Memes, like regrettable exes, have the habit of resurfacing at regular ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:20 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: Playing God
Google’s home assistant can make you feel deceptively God-like as it listens to every command of yours. It is a device that never sleeps, and always listens, ... by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 04, 2018 04:43 PM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: Double Speak
Aadhaar’s danger has always been that it opens up individuals to high levels of vulnerability without providing safeguards. by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 04, 2018 03:22 PM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: Hashtag Along With Me
A hashtag that evolved with a movement. by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 01, 2018 12:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Native: How smart cities can make criminals out of denizens
People download information and share it without knowing about the intellectual property rights. On social media bullying, harassment and hate speech find easy ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 01, 2018 12:19 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Native: The bigger picture
For all our sleek machines, we are slaves to the much larger Internet of Things. by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 01, 2018 12:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Native: Cause an Effect
Aadhaar is a self-contained safe system, its interaction with other data and information systems is also equally safe and benign. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 26, 2018 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Native: Web of Wander
The idea of travel as a way of expanding our horizon has now been made redundant. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 01, 2018 12:04 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital Native: The e-wasteland of our times
How digitising isn’t necessarily a fast-track to a sustainable future. by Nishant Shah last modified May 06, 2018 03:21 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: Delete Facebook?
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. by Nishant Shah last modified May 06, 2018 03:08 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital Native: A new road to justice
Making the List takes courage and strength. It involves the formation of a new collective of care. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 25, 2018 03:44 AM — Filed under:
Digital native: Our lonely connected lives
Even as the UK last month announced the appointment of Minister of Loneliness, which sounds more like the title of the next Arundhati Roy novel, it is worth ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 25, 2018 03:40 AM — Filed under:
Digital Native: AI Manifesto
Our intention and government action will determine our relationship with AI. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 17, 2018 11:02 AM — Filed under:
Digital native: The age of consent
Just like porn is not real life, all news is not real news. It’s time, therefore, to come of age in the 18th year of this century. by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:17 AM — Filed under:
Digital native: Memory card is full
We train ourselves to forget as our devices store everything. How do we remember things that matter? by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 10, 2018 02:08 AM — Filed under: