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Typology of Web 2.0 spheres: Understanding the cultural dimensions of social media spaces
It has taken the past decade to commonly acknowledge that online space is tethered to real place. From euphoric conceptualizations of social media spaces as a novel, unprecedented and revolutionaryExpand
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Bottom of the Data Pyramid: Big Data and the Global South
To date, little attention has been given to the impact of big data in the Global South, about 60% of whose residents are below the poverty line. Big data manifests in novel and unprecedented ways inExpand
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The mobile internet in the wild and every day: Digital leisure in the slums of urban India
The wild and the everyday point at once to twinned aspects of life and, in this article, to a technological imaginary drawing upon the use of the mobile internet in urban slums of India. The articleExpand
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Hope-in-the-Wall? A digital promise for free learning
  • Payal Arora
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Br. J. Educ. Technol.
  • 1 September 2010
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This paper seeks to establish why two such open access, self-directed and collaborative learning systems failed to take root in the Central Himalaya communities of Almora and Hawalbagh. Expand
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Digital leisure for development: reframing new media practice in the global South
textabstractPhotoshopping of newlyweds, downloading the latest movies, teens flirting on social network sites and virtual gaming may seem like typical behavior in the West; yet in the context of aExpand
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The leisure divide: can the ‘Third World’ come out to play?
As billions of dollars are invested in mitigating the digital divide, stakes are raised to gain validity for these cost-intensive endeavors, focusing more on online activities that have clearExpand
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Decolonizing Privacy Studies
This paper calls for an epistemic disobedience in privacy studies by decolonizing the approach to privacy. As technology companies expand their reach worldwide, the notion of privacy continues to beExpand
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Top ranking fashion blogs and their role in the current fashion industry
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This paper focuses on some of the most effective blogs and bloggers, delving into who they are, what kinds of strategies do they employ to attract a wide audience and what are the range of characteristics that make an effective blog. Expand
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THE END OF THE ART CONNOISSEUR? EXPERTS AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION IN THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
In this digital age, declarations surface of the death of the expert and the democratization of information. Crowd wisdom is seen as the new guide in constructing and evaluating knowledge. In theExpand
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Slumdog romance: Facebook love and digital privacy at the margins
Facebook has consolidated its position as the one-stop-shop for social activity among the poor in the global South. Sex, romance, and love are key motivations for mobile and Internet technology usageExpand
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