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Social systems for the Cyberspace; the social media

In the last blog I wrote about the open society models of wikis, especially the wikipedia. The policies and guidelines are instrumental to develop and maintain the virtual society on wikipedia. In this blog, I would like to write about the Cyberspace societies being nurtured by the social networking websites, or Social Media, as we call them together nowadays.  The social media includes blogs, business networks, enterprise social networks, forums, microblogs, photo sharing, products/services review, social bookmarking, social gaming, social networks, video sharing and more. As per a wikipedia article 'A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections'. Early social networking on the World Wide Web began in the form of generalized online communities such as (1995), Geocities (1994) and (1995)…

Social Systems for the Cyberspace; wiki the first open society in the virtual world

As we discussed in the earlier blog on the need of the social systems for the Cyberspace, the virtual world is no more that virtual and the need for stable social systems in the Cyberspace is tremendously high.

Perhaps the first open public space in the Cyberspace that facilitated the development of a well structured society is the world of wiki. Later Wikipedia revolutionised this phenomenal growth with 111666 active members in the English Wikipedia (though it has 27334636 registered members only 111666 have edited the pages in the last 30 days) and 5,065,228 articles. It averages 800 new articles per day. The virtual community of wikipedians is nurtured by wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

The policies of wikipedia are developed and maintained chiefly under six categories, viz Content, Conduct, Deletion, Enforcement, Legal, and Procedural. The appropriateness, correctness, authenticity, legal compliances, regular development etc of the wikipedia community as well as its contrib…

Social Systems for the Cyberspace

While writing the first two volumes of Imanofutu, one of the serious thoughts haunted me the need of well structured social systems in the cyberspace for the Imanofuteans. The starting point of the plot was the life in Imanofutu during the last quarter of the twenty first century. Since the climate change related issues had made the normal life in the open air almost impossible, the Cyberspace had become the main living space for the Imanofuteans. Starting from banking to schooling, everything has been migrated to the cyberspace. Thus they established Netizen's Community Networks (NCNs), which ensured access to and safety in the cyberspace for all by prudent technologies, definite laws and community ethics.
While returning from Imanofutu to our real world, there also we see millions of people have already started to live their real life in the virtual world! Yes, we are forced to admit that virtual world is not that virtual now. Of course, not chiefly because of environmental issu…

The destroyer

The following is a poem inluded in the Volume 1 of the 'Imanofutu' fiction series titled 'IMANOFUTU; A 21 Cy Portrait' . In the fiction it is written and recited by a young poet, who is very disappointed and anxious about the panic efforts taken by people to escape from the clutches of the environmental issues towards the end of the 21st century. 'The under earth and under sea hideouts' refer to the Under Ground Living Space (UGL Space) and Under Sea Living Space initiatives of the Imanofutu government. Free digital copy of the fiction is available on Google Books and it can also be downloaded from
“You have been reckless exploiters Who plundered nature for disasters That you thought fortunes.
Hey men! You have spoiled the blues And I don’t have blue skies now, I don’t have white mountains I don’t have green valleys I don’t have serene air Hey men! You are the arch destroyer!
Now you seek hideouts everywhere Under the earth, under the sea, The…

Open Fiction

I have been writing and self-publishing fictions with open license for the last few years without least care to what have been happening in the realm of fiction writing, purely based on philanthropic concerns. I used to add the genre as 'open fiction'.  Then, a few months back, quite accidentally, I happened to read a blog by Joschua Fink, a student of screen-writing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin, titled "Why we all write Science Fiction- A short overview about all open source novels ever written." In the blog he wrote that there are novels published under creative commons license, but almost all of them  disallow either modification or commercial use, which are both integral freedoms in the Definition of Free Cultural Works. He continued “If we sort them out, what remains left to be called open source? Just very few. Few enough to count them with the digits of a single hand”. He lists four writers and one among them is myself (with Imanofutu). O…

Tranquility is vibrant; Happy New Year!

Years are jubilant When the moments are triumphant
Moments are triumphant When the minds are vibrant
Minds are vibrant When the thoughts are tranquil
Can tranquillity be vibrant? Yes, it is the eternal vibrancy; It is the eternal jubilation!

Happy New Year my dear vibrant minds!