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Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824847593

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001

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Blogging in Papua New Guinea

Blogging in Papua New Guinea

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(p.100) Blogging in Papua New Guinea
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At Home and in the Field
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Steven Edmund Winduo

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0018

This chapter introduces the role of new digital media in the globalization of the cultural worlds of Papua New Guinea. It argues that access to digital media is empowering Papua New Guinean communities by giving them free, useful, and vital information fundamental to social development. Blogging in particular provides an opportunity to explore and try out new ideas, and experience personal development in a world where digital technology has become a powerful tool of personal, social, political, economic, national, and global empowerment. The power of social networking, and the advancement of ideologies and knowledge through the effective use of this new medium, has perforated isolated communities and enabled them to adapt more immediately to the changing face of global communities.

Keywords:   blogging, Papua New Guinea, social media, digital media, global communities, social development, globalization, social networking

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