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Subjective Subjects

Digital Media is personal; each individual comes with the complexities of the time, region, religion, sex, gender, sexuality, race, caste and class. It does not hide behind the façade of objectivity. It covers the uncovered. No economics to control what is only important.

There is no exact definition being a Woman, it constitutes on the individual’s circumstances. The empowerment with Web 2.0 is to bring forward all the differences and similarities. Nothing will be lost, even the softest voice will be heard!

This new age media has distinctive characteristics. The difference of knowing and not knowing is limited to a search button. We are hit with a lot of information everyday and try to make sense of it. There is also a feature of ‘The Death of the Author’, that information posted also depends of the recipient. The Skanda Theory states how human beings grasp information-register, appraise, stereotype, ready and attend. So first there is the impact, then they subsume, next they classify, after which they disposition and then they choose to pursue or avoid it. There is a sense of understanding in their paradigm.

The reader too will try to comprehend all the differences and similarities in their given world. There will chances to question each other and ourselves. By learning from others, they will empower themselves by knowing antiquity is not always right. What is customary or normal will not define their being.

Web 2.0 is a reflective media. We are all put on one platform. With Web 2.0, there will chances for dialogue and gaining greater insights. It will help me work out or make peace with the contradictions I feel. As said, an unexamined life is not worth living.


michelle904's picture

Well said

Your assessment of Web 2.0 was insightful. I especially enjoyed the statement, "even the softest voice will be heard," because it's true. The internet offers the opportunity for everyone's voice to be here.

gayatrip's picture

Thank you. I have been always

Thank you.
I have been always told I am soft, not assertive enough. Always do bad in group discussions :) so was more personal on that level.
But I truly believe that the internet has the power to open up dialogue with those marginalized, though they will need to adapt to the requirements of new technology. There will be everyone voicing any opinion, even those who prejudiced.

CatherineSakala's picture

It trully is a reflective

It trully is a reflective media not only can you share your thoughts but it gives you a chance to look at your thoughts from a different perspective when people are able to interact with you.

Nice piece. Thankyou

Catherine Sakala
Entomologist and Parasitologist- Zambia

gayatrip's picture

Thank you for reading and

Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes to have different perspectives and also to question what you may think its the norm. Like how when as a kid I went to my friend's house and something you think was normal, for example how your mother makes your lunch, and you have an idea that all mothers should cook...might be under challenged.

Potter's picture

Even the Softest Voice

Your voice rings true and loud! Thsnk you for your well considered article. You raise many points to be considered. I appreciate how you characterize wreb 2.0 as a reflective media where we are all put on one platform. What a great characterization of such an intrinsically democratic media?

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