[Quote] On social media

Facebook asks what's on my mind. Twitter asks what I'm doing. Instagram asks what I'm seeing. Foursquare asks where I am. Social media is like an obsessive ex-boyfriend. In this place you have a profile picture and what you do is just sitting around, making friends with strangers, bragging about life you don't have, and … Continue reading [Quote] On social media

Malaysian #Bersih Sweeping the Unclean

Here is my last #publication from 2016; an article on Malaysian #Bersih electoral reform movement, focusing mostly on the roles and limitations of social media platforms and their contributions to the shaping of the movement's imaginaries, practices, and trajectories.   Feel free to download, if you're interested.   See you with more work in 2017! … Continue reading Malaysian #Bersih Sweeping the Unclean

Networked Politics

"[...] it is misleading to claim that online deliberation and online mobilization practices have really deepened democracy." "We want to emphasize that the Internet enables multiple, overlapped and diverse networked political spheres to emerge. These are contested spheres that are sometimes messy, chaotic, segmented and even anarchic. Not all of these aim to advance and … Continue reading Networked Politics

Digital Media and Malaysia’s Electoral Reform Movement

Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia, a collection of essays edited by W. Berenschot, H. Schulte Nordholt, and L Bakker, is out. http://www.brill.com/products/book/citizenship-and-democratization-southeast-asia   According to the editors, there's a glitch in payment system, as they intended this book to be open access. So, they'll try to set this straight in the coming weeks. You … Continue reading Digital Media and Malaysia’s Electoral Reform Movement