Discuss about the Globalization through Social Network Connection.
Globalization through social network connection
The social network is built up a set of ties between actor such a group of individuals or individuals that have common agenda or purpose. Social network basically is the ability to connect or through two or more individuals using computer mediated networks such as Facebook, Tweeter, and LinkedIn.
Figure 1. social network (Buchanan, 2003).
The world has been smaller and smaller through internet, communication and technological advancement. People from all different corners of the world can easily communicate through the internet and also even work from different field of working stations. A good example is the ability of researchers from different universities, countries and even continents can exchange ideas and research results. Research shows that the Internet is said to have connected over 50 million people in 4 years where the it took radio technology for about 30 years while the television took 13 years to accomplish same statistic figure (Dor, 2004).
The social medias such as Tweeter and Facebook have become a great means of knowing the trends of the world and have become a way of life style to many people. The communication of system of the world is basically about 80% dependant on the internet. The internet has made the to become a “global village” where irrespective of the distance between individual communication is one of the easiest means to them.
Figure 2. social media (Hjarvard, 2012).
The whole world dynamic cultures have well represented in the where even the language and the traditional way of peoples way of life has been an exchange and adopting them as better means of living. The English language has been the most effective language of adoption in many social medias; it has been even adopted as the official language of communication in most of the countries around the globe (Buchanan, 2003).
In summary, apart from the internet making the world a “global village” it has become world driving force in the innovation and technological advancement. It has created a place all kind of cultures and way of life is accepted and appreciated by the whole world.
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