ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
YEAR : 2013, VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 2
 
NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY AS PUBLIC SPHERE FOR SOCIAL CHANGES: A CRITICAL STUDY
Dr. Abhishek Singh , Gopal Thakur
 
ABSTRACT
The revolution in the information technology is now fuelling the ongoing social movements world across. New Media Technology application like social networking sites and mobile phones are meant for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web based technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogues and create public opinion on social issues. The dialogic nature of the social networking sites deepen the democratic aspirations of the mobile middle class and the young people , depoliticized from the political movements after the collapse of communism, are fnding the tools easier to handle and vent their grievances. In this paper, researchers discuss the role of social media and other communication technologies in a democratic society, the power of social media in creating a public sphere and the rise of social opposition through social media in the Middle East.
 
KEYWORD
Arab Spring , Democratic Society , Habermas, New Media Technology, Public Sphere
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