Analysis Of Navneet Alang's Big Brother Be Tamed

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Punishing the guilty and maintaining the decorum of the society has been the rightful duty of our judicial system. Conjunctly, law enforcing agencies and police department make sure that street and domiciles in our community remain hale and hearty, and the inhabitants prevail. However, with the growing technology and social media, this function of policing and adjudication has been morphed, and assumed by our society to a certain extent. Navneet Alang, in his article “Big Brother...Be Tamed” claims that “we need to think about preserving the good in this new technology” (Para. 8). He supports his arguments by entwining moralities, technology, social media, and 2011 Vancouver hockey riots in the backdrop. Alang’s claims and arguments manifest the current phenomenon of …show more content…
It only goes to show the diversity in human minds and emotions– we all are different. In his article, Alang claims that “anyone who has ever taken a public transit or gone to a movie knows our Canadians can’t always be counted to be fair or even terribly nice” (Para. 3). I believe this to be very stereotypical and narrowly judged claim. Canadians are known to be very humble and always equipped with the “thank you” and “please”. You walk past someone, and a smile mostly followed by a greeting will always confront you. Alang also claims that post Vancouver hockey riots in 2011, “as myriad pictures and videos of the event began to circulate, another worrying spectre emerged: social media vigilantism” (Para. 2). Perhaps the circulation of such pictures and videos was the expression of emotions. People were leveraging social media to reach out to others and emote what they about the wrong done. I personally learnt about the riots before it came on news and print. My friend posted pictures of the Vancouver downtown unrest on social media, which I thought to be real time informative journalism, just as it

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