Globalization is the increasing interaction of people through the growth of the international flow of money, ideas and culture. Globalization is primarily an economic process of integration which has social and cultural aspects as well. It involves goods and services, and the economic resources of capital, technology and data. Advances in the means of transport and in telecommunications infrastructure have been major factors in globalization, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities.
Though many scholars place the origins of globalization in modern times, others trace its history long before the European Age of Discovery and voyages to the New World, some even to the third millennium BC. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the connectivity of the world's economies and cultures grew very quickly.
There are four basic aspects of globalization: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge. Environmental challenges are linked with globalization. Globalization is often divided into three major areas: economic globalization, cultural globalization, and political globalization.
Globalization is just now in difficulties because of several global crises and states turning politically inward and building protectionism. There are many examples of such new orientations. Expanding uncontrolled the force of globalization affect poor and unstable countries polarizing their people and economy. Without solidarity and controlled wealth community resources are distributed unevenly. Peace is threatened at the same time.
Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in Politics
Behind the good journalism, regardless of the media and the platform, there are only a few timeless elements; sender, recipient, message, and channel, being able to reach its audience. Who says, why, to whom and with what effect, where the questions when media was more centralized, controlled and formative in journalistic theories. Social media has turned this approach totally upside down.
In example Trump's irrational talks and North-Korean dictator's words of destruction, under missile umbrella, do not fit in information theories. It is essential to look behind the scenes and contexts, find alternative truth in work, and test the truth with the help of knowledge and versatile source material.
The real-time action and massive flow of communication has reduced the prerequisites for qualitative evaluation of messages both in the media and personal assessment. Truth has changed relative and is approached from personal own needs. It is difficult for ordinary people to find explanations and meaningfull contexts behind the received information.
The role of higher journalism and its judgments are decreasing when bulk information is gaining ground. It refers to the social media interaction and real-time network services managed by the public it selves. Thus, the basic questions raised earlier cannot be overlooked as the basement to all information matters now and for tomorrow.
Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in Politics, Information matters
"While new technology eases connections between people, it also, paradoxically, facilitates a closeted view of the world, keeping us coiled tightly with those who share our ideas. In a world that lacks real gatekeepers and authority figures, and in which digital manipulation is so effortless, spin, conspiracy theories, myths, and outright lies may get the better of many of us". 60% of Americans get their news from Facebook STRATFOR/READ MORE