The Internet Contributes To The Process Of Globalization

The Internet acts as a tool of communication, a disseminator of knowledge and a provider of services. It has proliferated almost every segment of society and is arguably the most powerful catalyst in the globalization process.
There is a growing concern that the Internet will bring about or increase the presence of a "McWorld". That is to say a world saturated by U.S. popular culture and marketing strategies where mass entertainment products etc. are leveled to the lowest common denominator in an effort to make them attractive to the broadest possible audience.
However, others have argued that because of the ‘many to many’ communication facilitated by the Internet; cyberspace will prove ...

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unified sense of shared memories. Furthermore it is immutable proof that the Internet is perhaps the most powerful tool of globalization

It has been argued that the opening presumption that there exists a "coercive, sometimes wholly unconscious force of American imperialism over the Net." It's a statement that depends on some obsolete notions about the nation-state, propaganda, media, and imperialism. The Internet doesn't promote imperialism - it eradicates it. The underlying force threatening the paranoid enemies of so-called American Imperialism is progress itself. The Internet is no more American than electricity. It may have been invented there, but electrons have no national allegiance. And soon, neither will the information transformed global community.

What would a man from Mars, looking at this world and the Internet make of all this talk of globalization and by extension cultural imperialism. There is lot of controversy surrounding the amount of English on the Net. ...

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Added: 5/31/2005 10:53:41 PM
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