Kuriyedathu thathri & social media

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Can we blame social media for all the social evil in Kerala? Was everything perfect in our society before the advent of social media?
A presentation made at barcampkerala'12 @technopark Trivandrum

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Kuriyedathu thathri & social media

  1. 1. Kuriyedathu Thathri & Social MediaBySujith T. John
  2. 2. Self PromotionStudent Placement Coordinator at SMS Studies,MBA student at School of Management CUSAT CUSAT www.sujithjohn.in @jlusujith
  3. 3. Movies are not just entertainersbut also a mirror of the society
  4. 4. common connect ?
  5. 5. Present Social Scenario of Kerala• High suicide rates• High rate of divorces• Alcoholism• Family discord• Extra marital relationships
  6. 6. Effect of Social Networking & Mobile Phones• Creates cover and security for undesirable social relationships.• Has been the source of crime and domestic violence and divorces.
  7. 7. Everything was perfect in Kerala before Social Media & Mobile Phones
  8. 8. The Story of Kuriyedathu Thathri http://bit.ly/thathri
  9. 9. The king stopped the prosecution
  10. 10. “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to,“"I felt that I had worked hard my entire lifeand deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. ““I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money andfame, I didnt have to go far to find them.” “I was wrong. I was foolish.” ~ Tiger Woods
  11. 11. Are we living ina More Open World ? Or A Closed one?
  12. 12. As TEN what can we do?• Blame social media for all the evil ?• Be mere spectators ?• Evangelize social media / any technology for the common good?
  13. 13. Beyond the 140 Mark – Moksh Juneja incident http://bit.ly/twriendTwitter connects you to people who can help
  14. 14. • @mokshjuneja (for whom kerala is as a good as Germany ) had to make an emergency visit to a remote village in Kerala• Twitter friends comes to rescue• @suddentwillight – who studied in Kerala• @nithinkd – based in Delhi, fro Kerala• @bijunarayan in Trivandrum• @balukLM – accompanies to Kollam• @ivan457
  15. 15. Epilogue
  16. 16. What if Thathri Lived Today?
  17. 17. Popular than the compulsive confessor
  18. 18. Twitter Celebrity
  19. 19. Thank YouFollow me @jlusujith ;)

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