How Facebook and Twitter Create Pan-Continental Cyber-Communities Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are an effective means of fostering transnational communication. These new means of distance-condensing messaging behaves in this new millennium like a realization of the cosmopolitan tenet that we humans are completely similar beneath our cultural conditioning. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the ways in which Facebook and Twitter create pan-continental cyber-communities, with people binding together out of common interests, rather than merely clinging to other people who share a cultural sameness. Cosmopolitanism is a philosophy based on the premise that all ethnic groups belong to a single community based on a shared...The end:
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