juliana at networkcultures.org
Mon Jun 14 15:47:31 CEST 2010
I don't believe we can speak of 'christianization of the web', but from a
'westernization'. Basically, the internet was born in the west and it was
only natural for it to represent western views. I do praise diversity, but
that was not my point. The question is, if separating povs - a chinese
encyclopedia, a muslim, a 'western' - that do not communicate with one
another. Will the definitions of reality of each nation be strengthen and
cooperation and understanding among them be weakened?
> Hi Juliana,
> We can also speak of the 'christianization on the web' - but that
> trend does not seem to attract the same media coverage.
> About 'separatism': If 'western' is perceived as representative of the
> world, then, I guess you can call the move away 'separatism'.
> I find it sometimes more productive to look for the differences
> (diversity) within a system or category and the similarities across
> systems or categories.
> On Jun 14, 2010, at 2:39 PM, Juliana Brunello wrote:
>> Islamicfacebook.com, NaqaTube, imhalal.com and now Ilmpedia. These
>> are all
>> Muslim sites based on well known 'western' social sites. Ilmpedia
>> will be
>> an encyclopedia based mostly on Islamic sources. The article linked
>> states that "websites like these are part of a growing trend of
>> Islamisation on the web". I ask myself, what the consequences of this
>> separatism from the 'western' websites are going to be. Will we have
>> information sources with different povs, so that we will be able to
>> our own opinions in a more balanced way; or will we have the
>> opposite, one
>> stream fighting the other and strengthening biased povs even more? I
>> for the first, but I am not all too positive about it.
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