The rise of the Internet and social networks has largely shaped globalization. The social network provides a platform for the dissemination of information. It allows its users to get in touch with what's happening around the world. Most new media are free or cheap.
This makes them accessible to a large part of the world's population. The development of so-called smartphones gave a great impetus to the dissemination of information. Smartphones increased the penetration of technology, especially in the developing world. This paper discussed the role of social networks in globalization.
Over the centuries, new media have helped to unite the world. Social networks have allowed the population to interact with family and friends who live far away. Social networks also offer a forum for cultural exchange. People learn other people's cultures as they share theirs.
Cultural exchange is an important vehicle for economic development. Just as globalization facilitates social networks, social networks facilitate intercultural interaction. Culture is influenced by contact with other cultures (Allwood 2000, p. In this sense, social networks cannot be discussed independently of other forms of media, such as mass media.
Just as the media have a great influence on global culture, so do social networks, and can be more effective, since the information that is transferred through social networks is transmitted practically in real time and is first-hand. Present and future revolutions use and will actively use social networks as a tool for protest. Social networks are very effective in spreading information quickly to a wide audience. With the spread of technology available around the world, social networks are becoming more and more abundant.
Willingness to use social networks creates global connections. These global connections make it possible for countries to express their new and old concerns to everyone. Modern developments in some countries are a source of disruption due to the new accessibility to information. This exposure to new sources of information is a reason for many countries to protest.
The desire to act is irresistible, as Cohen and Schmidt explain because,. Politicians have used social networks to strengthen and reinforce the political beliefs of their followers and followers. Social networks themselves are based on weak links because the information is not concrete, therefore, activism on social networks is based on weak links. To maximize the benefits of social networks globally, it is essential to participate in workshops on social networks, as well as to attend seminars that offer training on security, networking strategies and how to increase visibility worldwide.
Social media weaknesses are low-risk, but using social media for activism isn't always low-risk. As an example, the social media phenomenon, Facebook, has gone from being a social network to becoming a public company, and its initial public offering has been very successful in the first few days of negotiation. Social media activism succeeds by using social media as a tool to efficiently disseminate information and gain participants. Companies that are interested in using social media to increase their business operations have been successful.
He believes that social networks are an effective tool for activism, but that they cannot generate revolutionary change, like that of traditional activism. One of the greatest impacts that the globalization of social networks has had is in relation to the media. Since the main base of operations is still located in the country of origin, communication with operations in foreign countries is maintained through many types of media, including social networks. Social networks have also been accused of encouraging moral decay because children can easily access pornographic sites and other uncensored materials and can try to imitate what they see.
In general, social networks are an inevitable force that is currently being used for activism and will undoubtedly be used in greater and better ways in the future. The connectivity achieved by the globalization of social networks has become a channel for the dissemination of information. The virtual nature of social networks gives a false sense of security, which is not reality (Jones 1995, p. Despite the positive impact that social networks have had in the area of politics to keep the population informed, they have also been an effective tool used to end dictatorial regimes.