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Social media and its tools have been recognized as a major and integral part of modern societies and globalization- the new world order. Huge developments in social networking and social media emerged in the early 2000’s. As social networking grew, niche sites started picking up interest groups. Despite the growth, expansion and diverse merits of the social media and its tools, it has been charged with various controversy and criticism. Social media networking in the new world order has an astonishing capacity in influencing various relationships between state and non-state actors in the global world in terms of dissemination of information. State and non-state actors in different parts of the world have been able to come together to relate with one another on how various policies can be formed to promote World Wide Interconnectedness as a result of social media networking tools. Social media networking tools has aided international relations and globalization reach the goal of understanding culture of diverse countries around the world. International relations focus on how countries, people and organizations interact and globalization is making a profound effect on international relations. (Lianna Amirkhanyan, 2012) According to Clay Shirky, the reality is that social media has become coordinating tools for nearly all the world’s political movements. (Clay Shirky, 2011). Although, not every revolution made through social media tools are 100% successful, but it is an obvious tool for anyone motivated enough to get involved with a revolution. Social media networking tools are often said to be dismissed because of the tendency to disrupt old hierarchies, common beliefs and traditional way of doing things. According to Jared Cohen, the director of Google ideas, pointed out that ten decades ago, the number of individuals who had access to the internet was 361million; but today, it is well over 2billion people that have access to the internet. Avery good example of...
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