A New Indian Democratic Revolution?
May 10th, 2009

Good piece in yesterday’s New York Times, discussing how cell phones have changed the culture of India. Also references the move toward fuller democratic participation as more people (and new applications) go cellular.

“…the most intriguing notion is that cellphones could transform Indian democracy.

Even in this voting season — the results of a four-week election will be announced May 16 — Indians are famously cynical about their senior-citizen-dominated, dynastic, corrupt politics. The educated often sit out elections. But with cellphones becoming near universal, experiments are sprouting with the goal of forging a new bond between citizen and state, through real-time, 24-hour cellular participation.”


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