The Internet has been changing the world since it is created. As a part of new media, social media is a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. It has been helped to create a digital global village that 26% of the world’s population is using social media and the number is keep increasing. (Qualman, 2013) This essay will attempt to discuss how has the social media changed the public sphere, mainly focus on the improvement of public participation, social relations and information dissemination. Also Mainland China is taken as an example to show that social media enabling democracy in a developing country. Social media is also being used in good ways to spread information. There are some disadvantages to be analyzed, too. The issues like lack of privacy, social media violence and social media out of control will be discussed in this essay.
Social media refers to websites where individuals can create, share, and exchange information in a virtual community and network. The channels of social media include Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, and blogs. There is a rise in the use of social media because of increase in technology. The increased penetration of internet in the world has rapidly increased the users of social media making it widespread and accessible to people throughout the world. Its emergence has led to building of new relationships while also impacting others.
In the present day, the development of internet causes considerable changes in social relations and people lifestyle. Internet users spend most of their life online. One of the recent trends is the development of social networks, which encourage the creation of realistic communities. In such a situation, the question concerning the impact of Internet on human being, especially on human brain and behavior arises. In this concern, views on the impact of Internet vary consistently. On the one hand, Internet is recognized as a valuable intermediate, which helps users to share and broadcast information easily. But, another view on the impact of internet, that Internet is noticed as a threat to the social life and identity of individuals
Beer is the number one most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, dating back to 2050bc beer was first brewed in a Sumerian city of Iraq, this was called “Alulueer” meaning best beer. In the current times we live in not too many don’t know the main Australian beers such as fosters, victoria bitter and 4X gold, these bring upon the stereotypes of Australians being loud and heavy drinkers. Australians have had beer in trade and for personal use since the moment the settlers turned up in Australia in 1788. Captain cook brought beer on his ship “The Endeavor” as a matter of preserving drinking water. Modern Australian beer is typically lager, lager wasn’t produced in Australia until 1885.
Here are some statistics. The internet accounts for, on average, 3.4 percent of GDP across the large economies that make up 70 percent of global GDP. If the Internet consumption and expenditures were a sector, it’s weight in GDP would be bigger than industries such as mining, utilities, agriculture, communication, and even education. Soon, we can expect the internet to surpass industries such as transportation. The Internet’s total contribution to global GDP has reached higher than the GDP of Canada and is growing even faster than the GDP of countries such as Brazil.
The world is full of millions of people who simply surf the web at their own will, checking their e-mail or even going on social networking sites. In Australia, however, this Internet freedom that we used to exercise is rapidly going down the drain. Ever since September 2013, the Abbott Government has enforced their policy on Internet censorship and since then, it has become a government-regulated activity. Internet Censorship is too pervasive – it invades privacy, problems are created abroad – after all, the Internet was made to be freely accessible by all and it should continue to be like that.
Internet, one of the greastest inventions of the twentieth century, can bring people all over the world closer together in physical seeing, communicating and getting the lastest activities and information of other people. With the support of technology devices accessing the Internet such as laptop, cellphone, tablet members of family can easily see the other ones at a million-kilometre distance whileas about twenty years ago, there was no way to do that. Another benefit of the Internet in connecting people is reducing the cost of trading communications because the internet allows commercial partners can communicate by sending emails and organing the meeting on air via monitors. Besides, the boom of social media in recent decade enables people
Today, the Internet is the center of attention for businesses, governments, schools and individuals around the world. It has produced new industries, transformed existing ones, and has become a global cultural experience not only for adults but for children as well. It is a learning tool used to educate in schools and within our homes. The surfacing of the Internet as another means of electronic communication has had a transformative influence on social interaction.
Laptops, smartphones, smartwatches and the Internet are all good examples that show how much human life has been relying on digital technologies in the past two decades. Nevertheless, digital divide, the phenomenon that not all people have access to digital technologies, still prevails in Australia. The recent Australia Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) report states that the increase in Internet coverage in the country has been little in the last three years, especially in South Australia and Tasmania, and the lower income group uses the Internet significantly less than the richer (Thomas, 2017). This certainly has much to do with the affordability of hardware and Internet services for people with low socioeconomic status, but such a divergence may also be explained by the absence of infrastructure, such as the broadband network service, in the remote regions (Park et al., 2015, p.3633).
Foster’s is an iconic internationally distributed Australian brand of lager that has an honor of being "Australia 's Original Lager”. However, it is not an Australian beer – the amber nectar is in fact made in Manchester. It is the world’s third most widely distributed brand of a light color lager, bottom-fermented with a smooth flavor and easy-drinking quality. It is owned by the British brewing group SABMiller, and is brewed under license in 9 countries at over 20 plants The unique flavor of Foster 's Lager, Often known as the Australia 's best beer, is the result of the choicest of malt, sugar, hops and brewing yeast. It is in fact the largest selling Australian beer. The product is 4% ABV in Europe, 4.9% ABV in Australia, and 5% in the US. This beer is developed using innovative process of ultra-high gravity brewing. Fantastic Value, Extending tastes, Geographical signatures, easily accessible and innovation, new styles and varieties allows the product to have an edge over other competitor in the industry.
Communication is a field that has experienced technological advancement enhancing connectedness of people all over the world. Achievements in other fields such as commerce are a product of communication technology especially the growth of internet and social media. Advancement in wireless communication has turned the world into a global village due to increased interaction (Ma & Chan 51). One can communicate with someone living in any part of the world. Smart phones, internet, and social media have brought different people together as everybody is just a click away from friends, relatives, and colleagues. After revolution of technology, people are communicating more easily and more frequently. The
While cultures around the world value their individual traditions, beliefs, and norms that make them unique, social media links people around the world regardless of differences and geographical boundaries. Due to the convergence of new media and globalization, social media has shrunk the world
The people nowadays also abuse on what nature can provide to them. People are influenced by the western Culture, Man is more powerful and can have dominion over nature and that nature as they see become merely an instrument to satisfy human needs and wants. This kind of thinking or we can say attitude towards nature is called the “Anthropocentric Attitude”. Man reduce the value of nature as it is and it’s important because nature has made all things specifically for the sake of man and that the value of non-human things in nature is merely instrumental. An opposite thinking would be the Eastern Culture, for they value nature very well and they treat nature being one with them. This thinking or attitude is known as “Ecocentric
Nowadays, Internet become the most important thing in real life of each person because people can use the social network such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube to communicate with each other.The fact is that most of people know how to use Internet from children to adult. The most common technology devices these days are tablet, computer, laptop, and smartphone. They like it because they can do whatever they want on the Internet with these devices. Besides communicating, people also use Internet to listen music, watch movies or films, and play video games. The social networks is created to help connect people with someone who far away or making new friends. Social networking will become the most helpful thing if people know how to use it in the right way.
In the developing world with the raising rate of the internet user, the internet has been becoming an inseparable part of people’s lives. As the internet is concerned with its side effects in the lives, it deprives them of their possessions like good relationship with others, creativity skill and the time that they have, and makes them have psychological illness like social-phobia and depression. In fact, it endangers their privacy. Therefore, people should be aware of the threads of the internet. Even though the internet seem to be beneficial, it can be the source of crucial issues in people’s lives.