Biju Gayu

Writer, teacher and academic blogger. Writes a social media trilogy. Forthcoming books: Myth of the Social Media Politics (Primus Books), Intimate Speakers (Fingerprint).Specializes on celebrity culture, political class, culture studies, business politics and technology.

Social Media: A Symbol of GDP Friendly Economy

Does it make sense to think that 160 million Indian middle class as the 160 million and above Internet subscribers and majority among them social media users. Perhaps, a strange … Continue reading

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Revenge Porn in Internet

School children upload toilet pictures on YouTube. College students have been sharing ‘selfie’ of intimate relations on Facebook. Couples go for role-play in Google chat, meet up on Google hangout … Continue reading

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Political Conspiracies in the Fifth E-state

Politics in social media has given way to mere publicity stunts. Political class has been using social websites for publicity management and defeat competing opponent. The 2.0 politicians doesn’t mind … Continue reading

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Intellectual Loneliness in Social Media

A noted feminist historian from Kerala put a worrying comment on her Facebook Wall on November 06, 2013 that somehow generated staid political debate among her lively Facebook intellectual circle. … Continue reading

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Digital Agora in Social Media Age

Social media provides a renewed push to deliberative democracy movement in India. The focal point is whether online public spaces are democratic at all and the concern is whether social … Continue reading

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Myth of Internet Activism

Rather than an avenue for free expression, social media is more a space for mediated expression. The online sociality and techno-politics formed via social media are rather distorted and cacophonous. … Continue reading

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Gossips in Cyber Space

Social media has demonstrated itself to be the citadel of free speech on the Internet. However, this fondness for freedom of expression has lead to emergence of a disturbing trend … Continue reading

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