The Use of the Internet and Global Diversity

The level of learning and adoption, however, differs significantly among different users. This difference can be attributed to the different exposure levels to the internet or the cognitive abilities of different persons. The acquisition of the information and the use of this vast amount of information, as expected, is supposed to generate a diverse society that appreciates different cultures. On the contrary, the internet user has generated a more uniform society that tends just to copy cultures that are seen as best. This has led to a high level of uniformity in the global society instead of the expected diversity that it is supposed to generate. The continued use of the internet and the information within it has promoted a high rate of westernization in developing countries. Westernization is evident in the lifestyles that are slowly adopted by the citizens of these nations. The use of different goods and materials associated with western culture is evident. The result of this integration is a more uniform culture that accepts a westernized lifestyle. In Asian countries, the trend is similar to most of the products that are preferred being of western origin. The internationalization of even convenience stores such as 7-11 to the Asian continent is an indication of the fact that these countries are greatly affected by westernization. Taiwan is a perfect case example of the impacts of westernization and the influence of the United States. The country is highly developed as compared to its neighbors on the continent. The result of the high rate of development is the adoption of cultures associated with the western world. The reverse of Westernization is a condition where the western world adopts the cultures and traditions of the east or developing countries. It is possible that the global exchange of information through the internet has led to the west admiring the unique aspects of culture in the developing world.