Between films, television, novels, and the Internet, there are many different types of popular culture in which society is immerged. One might argue that studying pop culture is shallow and worthless, but this is debatable because most of what we do is shaped by pop culture in some way. Studying pop culture may allow us to understand trends in culture that can aid in other society-based careers, as well as study societal and power constructs with greater accuracy. As technology and media develops further and further, pop culture should be studied in academia, as it is a relevant way to examine the moral constructs of the society and understand trends in culture. In the future, if pop culture is included in academia with the same importance as other subjects, future graduates may be more in tune with society than ever
Social media is a burgeoning form of media just recently being studied. Its ability to connect a wide range of people, including those in a political position of power, is bound to have an effect on the voting populace. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow for the uncensored opinions of close friends, family members, celebrities, and other important figures to be emphasized in a way that traditional face-to-face communication cannot accomplish (Bennett, 2012). As a result, political scientists have taken advantage of this new tool, attempting to see if social media influences voting patterns, ideological preferences, and even more individualistic political aspects. One change caused by social media has been more public access to politicians.
According to Jan Melissen (2005), diplomacy has now reached a new stage. What changed? In today’s diplomacy, people matter. What once was dismissed as not important has now become too important to set aside and ignore. Due to the democratization of access to information, this has “turned citizens into assertive participants in international politics” .
In fact, it will overlook a lot of different important necessities. For example, Liberalism focuses heavily on the importance of individualism, but often will overlook one's necessity for individual solidarity. It also changes our thinking and making us blindly put too much faith in the government to run our lives, expecting us to give up things in exchange for that security. Because of the way of thinking is changed, the citizens are given a more entitlement mentality. With the ever growing list of social programs, subsidies, and entitlements, people start to look at the government as their solution rather than the cause of their problems.
For this reasons, the uptake of social media usage as a primary source of information is still distance away. Leavey, (2003) confers that due to the wildly use and experience in use of traditional research methods it will be difficult to change cultures because social media uptake is still slow and unlike traditional method whose limitations are well known and easily workable, limitations for social media use in research is still not clearly known. And so it is expected that government’s uptake on social media backed policy will also be
The first two chapters of Engage! by Brian Solis emphasize the importance of using social media to interact with audiences instead of marketing to them. Traditionally, the audience is viewed as an entity to market to. However, the text argues that this approach is now obsolete. Audiences are no longer receptive to mailing lists, cold calls, and sales pitches.
Different cultures, generations, different business sectors and ethnicities are all intertwined by the global web of cultural diplomacy. Even more, it helps us to anticipate and bypass cultural clashes by procuring a framework of solutions for cooperation. The language of art, music overcomes the barriers where words and discussions fail to reconcile people with themselves, promotes mutual understanding, peace and builds stronger multinational partnerships. The intensity and scale of cultural diplomacy depends on a country and varies according to its available resources for the cultural diplomacy and foreign policy ambitions. Of course, cultural diplomacy is not the only field of diplomacy (economy, defence), but the significance of it cannot be
Despite the fact that the world of diplomacy encounters the downward spiral lately, it is basically the impact of wider decline in international order. Bull believe that alongside with other newly institutions in the world of diplomacy, professional diplomacy will continue to serve international order through its core functions; negotiations of agreement; facilitates communication between the political leader of the state and other entities in world politics; gathering information about foreign countries; minimization of friction and act as symbolic function of the society of states (Bull,
Mass media plays an important role in affecting the political situation nowadays. Political scientists always try to study the impact of mass media on politics and on the society. Some political scientists argue that mass media should be only a tool of communication between people and government. This can be done by informing people about the recent news or recent political decisions taken by government and providing the people with many points of views without being biased to a single opinion. While others argue that mass media are often biased politically and they are a growing unaccountable power.
For more than a decade, social media and information communication technology have been used to foster democratic practices. These advances have made it easier for citizens to have a voice in their government-to deliberate issues, organize around causes, and hold leaders responsible. In this article, the authors investigated "whether the type of discussions that citizens maintain in two of the most used social media channels managed by the White House-Facebook and YouTube-meet the necessary conditions for deliberative democracy" (1159). The authors use the "conceptualized" form of deliberation called [incursive participation] by some scholars. refers to a particular sort of discussion between at least two individuals in which (1) the form of communication emphasizes the use of logic and reasoning instead of power or coercion, (2) this reasoned engagement focuses on a social or political issue through which participants are able to identify solutions to common problems, and (3) individuals are open to opinions and ideas expressed by others, and at the same time the communication between them is governed by rules of equality, symmetry and civility.