For this week we went about studying globalisation and its effects on the world and how it relates to us in the media world.
We first started studying this topic by looking at globalisation as a whole and what it consists of, this includes the economy, networks, corporations, social and even the globalisation of culture.
Each of these things has positives and negatives to themselves but in the lecture and the seminar, we learned about how they relate to the media industry and why globalisation is such a big thing.
Having a networked media society means that it is easier to communicate, conduct business and organise things through the internet, rather than waiting for slow old technologies to do this for us. This is a good thing but also a bad thing because if we do too much business or spread our culture too much, it means that we end up wiping out the receiving end’s culture, this creates one huge superpower which is a good thing but also a terrible thing as it means that true democracy is eradicated leaving the world with a super powerful group in charge of the whole population.