Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

Thinking Transnationally Part 2

Posted by emilychildress329 on April 24, 2017

Adding on to the first part of the readings from last week, I am still really trying to understand the true meaning of transnationally. At first, I had no idea what the term even meant, but after the essays and the reading from Spreadable Media I think I am really starting to understand. Something that really stands out to me is the fact that we do not necessarily pay attention to the cultural aspect that is used throughout media daily. Everyone, especially teenagers who use various social media sites tend to look at videos, pictures, and news and not thinking about the different cultures that people cross when posting media. We are all about the amount of views something has or how funny it is, and we like to think that those are the reasons that media spreads, but media spreads throughout different cultures just as well.

As we are at the end of the Spreadable Media, I am blown away by the way that technology can be spread not just through our nation, but globally. I never really thought about how much one certain post could influence something. However, one post might not go just to places in the United States that many of us think it does, but it goes to many places all over the world. A lot of times in todays world that is how most people get famous. I am a huge Justin Bieber fan, and I am truly amazed that from YouTube videos he has risen into this huge worldwide star that sells millions each and every year. All of that was possible through sharing videos only all over the world.


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