Hi, I'm Nithin.

Electronics and Communication Postgrad | Integrating the social and the technical | Avid thinker

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I’m currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at IIIT Bangalore. I love to use my varied technical skills for social good. I also write articles analysing phenomena in technological spaces with the help of social lenses.

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The Network Society - Analysis via Social Capital

The Network Society - Analysis via Social Capital

This article introduces the notion of social capital to effectively understand the socio-psychological impacts of the network society that we currently live in. Firstly, an analysis of the term "social capital" is undertaken to form a basis for the rest of the article. The impact of social networking services (SNSs) on social networks is then analysed keeping in mind the various aspects that help describe social capital. Social networks are analysed under the lens of various socio-cognitive abstractions such as strong and weak ties, bridging and bonding capital, power and affiliation and self-esteem.

Social Conformity - A Qualitative Analysis of Information Cascades

Social Conformity - A Qualitative Analysis of Information Cascades

This article addresses the well known phenomenon of social psychology known as social conformity vis-a-vis information cascades. First, we understand how conformity takes the form of a mild persuasion technique. Then, we formulate what an information cascade really is and understand a few properties associated with them. The last section deals with a case study of two real world examples of information cascades : The Sahara chit fund scam, and the QAnon conspiracy theory.

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