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May 01, 2016
| ISBN 9789385827075
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May 01, 2016 | ISBN 9789385827075
Is a text the same as a hug? Can trolling be a full-time career? Is FOMO turning out to be a real psychological threat? Indian millennials have not only embraced the virtual space and all its extensions but are also living the fake reality. We now have the ability to reinvent ourselves online and keep our digital ego on fleek—flirting, preening, posting and filtering our way to a perfect profile. Social media has led to trading our offline family for virtual ones, relationships for app-based affairs and birthday greetings for emojis. This constant interaction with the screen is taking a massive toll on our daily lives. Young adults are risking their lives for the perfect selfie; troll wars and cyber stalkers are driving people to depression; cyber porn, for small-town religious teens, is dangerously becoming an addiction. So where do we draw the line? How much is too much? Are parental controls and restrictions effective? In this book, the author, through a series of real conversations, breaks down the digital revolution of India and seeks to understand why we’ve turned into a society of hashtags, tweets, shares and likes.
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