Martin Albrow claims “Globalization refers to all those processes by which the peoples of the world are incorporated into a single world society, global society” (Albrow, 1990: 45). A remarkably prophetic definition considering it’s time. While the internet predates this quote, it still had not seen widespread use and popularity. Yet Albrow seems to predict what is to come and unintentionally provides a rather simple yet accurate definition of the internet: “A single world society”. Wouldn’t you agree that’s what we are? We have our own unique language, art, order, beliefs, and ideologies, all of which supersedes geographical boundaries. The internet has its own culture that has begun to spill over across the entire physical world. Every day, we see live tweets for events, Facebook check-ins at our favourite restaurants and QR codes on the street.
Nederveen Pieterse, J 2004, ‘Globalization: consensus and controversies’, ,Rowan & Littlefield, Lanham, Md., pp. 7–21.