Newsrooms across the country have been overwhelmed with the flood of social media posts and posts that are not yet in the official channels of government.
The social dilemmas that are cropping up have a range of different faces, from the simple to the complex.
Here are some of the most popular ones.1.
‘We are not ready yet’A few days ago, the government’s social inclusion campaign, titled ‘We Are Not Ready Yet’, was rolled out in the states of Bihar and West Bengal.
It aimed to ensure that every household, irrespective of its caste, gender or creed, has access to the basic amenities.
While some states have been doing well, the rest have struggled to keep pace with the pace.
However, the campaign did have a number of positive results.
The majority of people, both the lower castes and the upper castes, were more accepting of women in the social network.2.
‘Not a single person in the country’The social inclusion initiative has been in place for a while now, but has not really gone viral as of yet.
According to a survey by The Times of India, only 13 per cent of the respondents said they would be willing to engage in social media if it was not for social media.3.
‘There is a huge gap’The gap between the top and the bottom in terms of social networking has widened considerably in recent years.
While there has been a huge surge in social networking since 2010, the number of people in the lower caste, the lower middle and the lower bottom has not gone up.
In fact, there has also been a rise in the number in the upper caste, which is usually a more socially connected group.
A recent survey conducted by The Indian Express, however, revealed that people who belong to the upper and lower caste are the least interested in social networking.4.
‘What we can’t do is control’A recent poll by YouGov showed that a large majority of Indians are ready to take the reins of the country’s social networking platforms.
According the poll, 80 per cent people are ready for the government to create a centralised network that would allow the government and citizens to share information.
However it is not clear if the government will be able to create such a network.5.
‘A lot of work to do’The government’s campaign for social inclusion has so far focused on creating a digital space for people to connect, but many of the programmes that were launched in recent months have been met with some criticism.
For instance, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Narendra’ campaign has been criticised for having too many features that did not help in the fight against caste and gender bias.
In the recent past, some government departments have launched campaigns that had little or no social impact.
A survey by Mint showed that only 5 per cent Indians are aware that the ‘Social Justice Day’ is on September 24.6.
‘You will have to pay to use it’The main goal of social inclusion is to ensure access to basic amenities for all citizens.
This can be done through a variety of channels including:The Indian Express reported that while more than half of people surveyed said they had not paid any bills for the past year, only 7 per cent have been paying their utilities.
The survey also found that a majority of respondents had been able to get free internet access, but that the cost was a bit higher than the average.7.
‘How can we solve this problem?’
The government is not keen on creating any big social media platforms to compete with social media companies.
However there is a very good chance that these platforms will not survive.
The biggest social media players in India include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Facebook and Twitter have already gone bankrupt, while YouTube has been losing money every day for a long time.8.
‘It is all about control’The number of social platforms is not the only issue.
There are also social dilems that need to be addressed.
There is a real fear among the youth that they are not being able to take a decision.
While a majority is happy to share their views on social media, the vast majority are not comfortable sharing their views.
Some are even worried that their views will not be heard.
There has been an increasing trend among young people, especially in the middle classes, to leave the social media platform altogether.9.
‘I don’t know what to do with my time’A survey conducted in March this year found that about 40 per cent respondents have not been able or willing to spend any time on social networking sites in the past 12 months.
Some of these respondents have even been unable to log into their accounts for several months.10.
‘Social media is not our enemy’The fact that there are so many social platforms in India does not mean that they have no real competition. A majority