The Big Season Cleanup has started on the Mauritian Social Networks
Havoc in the Mauritius “SocialMediaverse”?
Racism, Sex and Trolls are seriously being dealt with on the Mauritian Facebook Network these days. Pages and accounts are being forced to spontaneously close down and the surge in repressing ill-doers by local police, is being welcomed.
But this was bound to happen within a constantly growing network. As the +300k users local platform matures, more illegal (by local standards) curiosities are being uncovered, pointed out and denounced. Individuals are feeling the urge to clean up the mess caused by excessive freedom abuse by some very few wayward apprentices. Read More
Blogs and Blogging – more than 500,000,000 Spaces of Freedom
A true success story
This trendy mode of expression first appeared in the 1990’s. It was about some geeks sharing their interests and thoughts with their fellow geeks on the cybersphere.
Initially designed as a web journal where personal stories, thoughts and events were logged into, the Blog is the contraction, a portemanteau of weB Log. It then created a buzz about creating content, which in turn, developped into a lucrative business. Remember Huffington Post which started as a blog to become today’s topmost content aggregator, weighing more than $ 500M. But it is still a hard way to make sustainable revenue at personal level. Read More
And so will all other respected and respectable Social Media and Networks
There has recently been that racist scandal quaking the Mauritian Facebook Networks. It links a 20 yr-old girl to some highly racist commentaries towards a fasting community. And like for those who saw the content expressed in dirty Mauritian Creole, there was my first reaction :
She should be arrested, as per the country’s legal standing on libeling, defamation and propagating racism and hatred messages, without regards if that was done online or not. It should go the same way, too, for the persons responsible, the owner/ creator of the Facebook Group or Page, who allowed such commentaries to be issued from their source.