Reply to: Is the Internet becoming a New ‘Political Mantra’ in India?
It goes without saying that the internet will continue to have a powerful impact in India, as well as, other areas of the world with certain similar sociological parallels as India. As technology becomes less expensive to provide in general it is certain to be more pervasive, infiltrating deeper into the lower economic parts of society.
As you mentioned what the critics say...
"Critics, however, believe that the Internet will not make any significant political impact in India. They often argue that the majority of Internet users are from urban centres, and citizens in villages and rural areas, with limited Internet connectivity, hold significant power in determining the elections."
It is my thought that this line of thinking does not take into account the ever widening coverage of landscape that the internet seems to conquer with each passing year. Logic dictates that this is soon to close the gap of the rural areas even if it is slowly.
Certainly social media will also play a big part in the way people relate to issues, and how they perceive that others weigh in on hot topics as well.
Certainly there is a new age upon us for sure.
Reply to: Have Evidence, Will… Um, Erm?
Will the next post dig into the politics of evidence-based decision making? As in, the ideological assumptions which define what we measure and the depoliticizing lens of the "big data" movement?
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Reply to: Need to Know: Why Open Data is for Everyone
Accessing information in Africa is more expensive than food, due to poor infrastructure development and investment that's why most Africans live below the poverty lines.
Reply to: 'Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials'
In this way the same will be right in the first sentence.