On Monday the 23rd April, we first learnt about ‘what is globalisation?’ in our Lecture. Globalisation is the linking of the local and the global. Whereby local happenings are shaped by what is happening far away. It is multi-dimensional and linked contacts to exchanges to interconnection to interdependencies. Places, people, cultures, economies and communities are all effected by globalisation. Aspects of globalisation are globally recognised brands such as mcdonald’s, pepsi etc. The internet helps this as it makes a capitalist consumer marker place. We were also taught about ‘Manifestations: People’ which talks about the movement of people around the world which is part of the process which defines globalisation. People travel as tourists, refugees, guest workers, students etc. The number of people as refugees has come to a crisis around the world. 59.9 million people face forced displacement in 2018.
During the seminar, we learned about social movements twitter has inspired: Globilsation has impacted the ways in which we live our lives for years. Protests have been taken all over the world way before the internet came into existence. Now due to how easy it is to access the internet and see what is happening all over the world and now makes it easier to keep up to date with social issues that you wouldn’t of normally seen without the access to the internet. Activists are now able to voice their opinions with ease from the comfort of their own homes. Some examples of how Twitter has aided the fight against injustices in the world – ‘#Yesallwomen’, ‘#Bringbackourgirls’ and ‘#Lovewins’. I found this seminar really interesting as it was about topics which apply to my use of the internet such as Twitter.