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How Does Social Media Work Abroad? A Global View of the Online World
How do approaches to social media and the interactive web vary around the globe? These technologies have been adopted in many large markets outside of the United States and the English-speaking world, with online social applications being developed and cloned in China, Brazil, Japan, India and other wired nations. Governments and political ideologies exercise a range of controls and restrictions on use of these tools, including cyber-blockades and blackouts during local crises, while some privacy issues are taken more seriously in Europe than in the U.S. The Internet is not a consistent entity around the world - this webinar will analyze the important differences in the ways people experience the Web from region to region. We’ll ask:
- How do policy differences regarding search and information sharing affect other aspects of economic and cultural life
- How is the Web changing cultures? How are different cultures structuring their own versions of social media?
- What efforts are being made to facilitate Web communication among different cultures, language groups and nations in conflict?
- Where are social media currently being used to foment political and economic change?
About the Panel:
David Meerman Scott
Former SMT Senior Editor, currently a social media analyst/consultant. Now find me here as username Cliff Figallo.The quintessential online communities and social media veteran and expert. Founding director of The WELL, author of Hosting Web Communities ('98) and Building the Knowledge Management Network ('02).