Sunday, January 15, 2017

Social media and the Indian Army

There's a big story breaking in the Indian armed forces -- a number of soldiers have used social media to call attention to a variety of issues, including poor food and, most recently, the use of enlisted personnel to perform menial jobs for the personal benefit of superiors. Here's a link to India Today's report. Query: will the matter be handled internally or will outside agencies be forced to take charge?

Watch this story as another illustration of the challenges posed by technology for institutions that rely on discipline rather than personal autonomy.

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