Diasporic Online Communities by SabithPresentation Transcript
Muhammed Sabith II MADept. of Mass communication
Are they really nostalgic/thinking of home..? Discussions.. Politics.. Who has time..?
Kerala people in Dubai (32 likes))Sharjah Malayalee Samajam Members want to know new people They use it for advertising for their company
Hamilton Malayalee Samajam (Australia) (35 members) Though much discussion is not found in this group also, people who seem very casual appear to be finding a kind of unique enthusiasm with the group. Many „shares‟ “lol this is the coolest group ever”.
Toronto Malayalee Samajam (N. America) (130 likes) It was found many contents posted in the wall of this page are of business and job. Home-land related discussions, here also, seems lacking Some other posts like literary posts can also be rarely seen.
Kerala Samajam Botswana (Africa) (54 likes)- No discussion found in this relatively new Community page Its mainly appears meant to spread info. About public functions and gatherings. It also seems to be used to convey among the members the information like special achievements of member(s).
Malayalees of South Africa: (Africa) (253 members) No discussion, being used to find new people Kerala Samajam Ethiopia (Africa) (34) It is also a community members of which are not interested in any kind of lasting discussions or serious sharing
Overseas Keralites create Online communities mainly to get in touch, not to get into any „serious‟ discussions as many local Malayalees assume. It is so partly because of the divergence of the members. E.g.: a large section of the Gulf Keralites do not have education beyond primary level. They are unaware of virtual public spheres though they have „account‟ in it. Also, many of them are not living in conditions in which they have free and unrestricted access to the net.
Not Diasporic, still non-resident Around 200 members More effective because of its nature -homogenous and easy to get connected physically. Facilitate physical contacts. As of educated youth, discussion on various topics could be seen –on home politics, student activism, art and literature.