The internet has caused macrostructural changes in labor markets, institutional norms, and corporate organization with workers’ experience of the labor process, their investment in it, and their outcomes from it (Kalleberg, 1989). Hiring technologies have been evolving along with the internet. Internet services like Monster Jobs and search engines became the source for job listings because of their cheaper rates and greater outreach because their room to extend unlike newspaper classifieds. This then followed with online job applications, triggering a jump in the volume of applications for open positions as it became easier to apply for multiple jobs. …


Stanley Milgram’s Experiment

Stanley Milgram, one of the most eminent social psychologists of the 20th Century was a Harvard graduate and Professor known for his famous if not notorious social experiments of ‘Small World’ and the famous ‘Milgram Experiment’. Through the ‘Milgram Experiment’, a set of socio-psychological experiments during his time at Yale University in the 1960s, Stanley illustrates people’s reluctance to confront those who abuse power, concluding that people obey either out of fear or out of a desire to appear cooperative — even when acting against their own better judgment and desires.

Milgram devised his psychological study to answer the question…


Developing countries across the world have one common challenge — targeted disbursements of anti-poverty programs. Often these programs have setbacks because of high rates of corruption and exclusion errors. More often than not many of these systemic errors could be solved using a robust authentication and bookkeeping of the stakeholders. Countries are investing in building state capacity with higher returns using digital solutions, the underlying idea being identity authentication as a key solution to the problem.

One such targeted program is India’s PDS (Public Distribution System), the nation’s largest welfare scheme which is managed by the Government of India under…


Recently, I read ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ by Albert Liebermann and Hector Garcia. The book caught my attention from the very beginning. As the title suggests why Japan has the highest life expectancy. Set on the lovely island of Okinawa the authors explore what’s so special about the so-called Land of Immortals by interviewing the elders on the island and one thing that strikes in all of it is Ikigai. The Japanese word translates to ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’. …


The Indian economy has been steadily inching towards Digital Economy. Payments and settlements are the cornerstones of any economy and it is important for countries to formalize the systems enabling them in order to tap the potential of digital technologies to bring in safety, convenience, efficiency, transparency and trust. Digital Economy is a step towards Financial Inclusion of informal sectors which will break the barrier and ease the use of formal financial services.

India has been at the forefront of this race and has yielded state of the art payment instruments and customer-centric solutions. …


COVID19 the global pandemic has sent the world in a spin. Countries all around the world have been late in taking the measures required to stop the spread of the virus but here we are. As the world is going into lockdown for a long time, the institutes and the public are looking up to the digital infrastructure to cater to their needs.

Many on-desk jobs are now being done from home, lectures in schools and universities across the world are trying to go online, production of non-essential goods has been shut down in many parts of the world as…


A few friends and I participated in an IDEATHON to fight Corona in India and this is what we came up with.

Corona is changing the way we eat, live and breath. In times like this what’s more important is to be aware, act responsibly and stay home but we are humans with needs. Hence, it’s more important than ever to be careful about our surroundings, To solving this same issue, Team PHOENIX is working on a solution to provide resources and updates of Corona in a public centred fashion.

Our Solution:

We propose to build a: LITE mobile application to bridge…


Electronic City is one of the most remotely connected parts of Bangalore making it very hard for students and residents to participate in cultural activities happening in central parts of Bangalore. It is important that we share some common resources like auditoriums, sports facilities etc. which will help in promoting the feeling of a community amongst the students and employees. This will definitely be an efficient use of the property and funds in Electronic City. ELCIA should regulate the cooperation from different institutions and corporations in making this possible.

Though a lot of times we talk about IIIT Bangalore being…


Facebook introduced the Open Graph in 2010 to enable any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. Facebook soon realised that Open Graph is the most valuable asset in Facebook’s arsenal which is one of the main reasons why Facebook amidst all the anti-trust suits will not die like other social media networks as Orkut and MySpace did at that time. Its Open Graph and Timeline initiatives, which in essence allow users to share all types of content over the internet on Facebook. …


This article can be considered as Part 2 of https://medium.com/@t.ksai1998/sociological-analysis-of-recommendation-engines-64ebdff50e0f where we look at Recommendation Engines from the perspective of what about them brings the changes in user behaviour which were discussed in Part 1 from a perspective of Actor Network Theory.

Over the years our habits and consumption of content over the internet have drastically changed. Netflix transformed from a DVD renting startup to one of the largest streaming services on the planet, Amazon from being small e-commerce platform selling books went on to become one of the largest tech companies. …

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