Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Role of the Internet in Globalization
I feel as though sometimes we don't really count the internet as a means of globalization, and Kahn and Kellner's essay brings this issue to the forefront. Although their essay focuses on Internet politics and the effect that the Internet has on increase in political involvement, to be honest I really couldn't get past the fact that the underlying message Kahn and Kellner were trying to get across was the undeniable effect the Internet has had on globalization. Below is a clip from the movie The Social Network, based on a true series of events surrounding the formation of the extremely popular website facebook.com. Facebook has about 500 million viewers worldwide, which results to about 1 in 14 people on Earth has a Facebook page. To say that Facebook has impacted globalization is definetly an understatement.