The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

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Globalization allows for the voice of those who would otherwise not have a platform to speak to be heard. This allows people to be exposed to different mindsets, cultures, and beliefs, often without ever needing to leave home. Personal blogs, independently-run web sites, and forums all allow people to share their stories. In modern times, people have seen the power platforms such as Twitter have, where citizens of authoritarian nations are able to reach out to the global community to inform them of local events despite all other sources of communication being blacked out. The disenfranchised are able to make themselves known, people are able to openly criticize specific aspects of a culture, and all are able to reach a wide audience.

Springboarding from increased communications between people across the world, open source projects are able to use crowd-sourced labor to produce software, including entire operating systems. In the first video, they lampoon outsourced technical support for items people have become dependent upon. In the world of open source, end users are more often than not encouraged to both seek out answers from the community and tinker with the software themselves, as licenses frequently allow
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Atrocities brought to light are more often than not accompanied by calls to action, whether in the form of a petition, a date and location for people to gather, or a means to get in contact with others. The power of the collective is why authoritarian nations suppress the Internet and their citizens’ ability to reach out to the outside world, even though the mere act of isolating their citizens draws suspicion. People are able to reach out to the global community and educate people, such that they are able to act effectively in enacting

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