Posts by Fang-Yu Yang
The title: “A Small World After All?” makes me think of “Six degree of separation”. This theory not only reveals the hidden fate and mystery of the Internet, its further application will certainly be treated as a hidden power of social movement for the Internet.
For “six degree of separation” theory, it can be easier […]
I have written comments about Ethan Zurkerman’s article “A Small World After All?” but I would also like to pin point to some other issues concerning the issue.
While the empowerment we get from the internet is undeniable, as the article suggests, it cannot be said that we completely understand and use that power, neither […]
It still shock me when i meet my friends who are in tourist when I am in Taiwan. He never contact me, but we meet at a place of interest. It is full of coincidence. When I think of the issue“ the smallest world”, it is about friendship and surprise. So I seldom feel uncomfortable […]
Posts by Wajma Mohseni
This seems like a popular article so I will summarize my thoughts in point form. Personally I am intrigued at how technology has aided political activism in such a profound way. I studied political economy in a networked society in my last program as well as the cultural and political policies in Iran (and its […]
Ethan Zuckerman mentions a disappointing situation that though modern people have more efficient tool, the internet, to connect to the world, we do not take an advantage of it. Instead, we still concentrate on our daily life but do not see broadly and trying to solve the mysteries in our world.
To my mind, this […]
The author analyzes many cases that small media has amplified the social movements from Islamic revolution to Arab spring. By comparing the cases in different ages, the author says that connection with the world has not been increased that much despite of enormous development of media technology.
Compared to the time when people struggled to […]
The article discuses that nowadays the role of Internet in globalization is too much over-hyped based on this fact that actually in this so-called age of increased global connection the coverage of international news in western media and newspapers are half as many as it was in 1970’s and even most American Internet users read […]
The article is about the availability of information, and how internet should make us more connected. It states that no one expected the Iranian revolution of 1979, mostly because the resistance started in mosques and homes, instead of palaces and barracks. The calls to resistance were transmitted via leaflets and cassettes instead of broadcast media.