The study of internet neutrality and information sharing through media elements has been the subject of numerous studies during recent decades. Several commentators have discussed these subjects in relation to a number of different elements and concerns. In the light of today's globalized, ever-changing world, this is of a very high significance. The internet age has revolutionized the way in which humans shared information with each other. This, as commentators like Mansell (2005) have pointed out, has generated a number of significant economic, social and political shits in human societies all over the world.
The deepening financial crisis, the strains of dictators and totalitarian regimes and other elements seem to have played a significant part in this new social movement for change that has seen numerous protests in countries like Greece, Spain, the US and Libya. Similar movements had emerged in previous decades, particularly the 1950's and 1960' (Morozov, 2011). The question that was raised by social commentators in the light of these recent events was: what made current social movements different from previous one like the Civil Rights Movements? The answer was obvious to many analysts: the difference in information sharing.
In this respect, the role played by sites like Twitter and Facebook, require study, and experts like Morozov (2011) and Gladwell (2010). They have provided studies on the subjects. This paper will look at these accounts in order to provide an outline on how data sharing has affected a number of social elements of today's world
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[...] To conclude, this report has looked a number of social and political accounts on net neutrality and data sharing in today's world. It is possible to argue that technology, and particularly the use of the internet has provided a significant change in a number of social and political aspects. Morozov (2011) is right in emphasising and highlighting the role of the internet in sharing views in a democratic way. The internet and the online world are the only instruments that can enable humans to share data in a more free and democratic way. [...]
[...] Outline of a number of issues related to net neutrality and social media The study of internet neutrality and information sharing through media elements has been the subject of numerous studies during recent decades. Several commentators have discussed these subjects in relation to a number of different elements and concerns. In the light of today's globalised, ever-changing world, this is of a very high significance. The internet age has revolutionised the way in which humans shared information with each other. [...]
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