Transformation of Literature in the Digital World: A View


  • N. Subramaniyan Sir Issac Newton College of Engineering and Technology, Nagapattinam.
  • Dr.N.Asharudeen Arifa Institute of Technology, Esanoor.


Literature, Language, Technology, Cybernetics, Communication


Literature is a crucial art form that provides insights into societal norms, cultural ethos, values, beliefs, and traditions. It serves as a means of communication and documentation, preserving knowledge for future generations. However, the internet has disrupted linear, solitary, and closed reading, requiring a reliable communication channel for successful writing. The younger generation is increasingly interested in literature on social media platforms, as e-books can be evaluated on any digital device. However, social media is also impeding the advancement of art and culture. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for cybernetic reading, which aims to steer the system to the intended outcome. As technology advances and more writers become available, literature can reach a wider audience, but it can also provoke strong reactions.


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