- Mario Tinoco
- Rio De Janeiro
estagiario, TIM BRASIL
Internet Social Communities changing the way we see and create identities.
My idea is simple. Actually we still see ourselves as Americans, Europeans, Brazilians. We are soccer players, engineers, economists, etc.... Although the social communities do strengthen these existing and strong identities, it sure does bring force to new identities created across the globe.
It is, now, to easy to create a group with common interests and keep in contact strengthening it's consistency. The Egyptian Revolution is a nice and clear example of this. MMORPG is another, people from all around the globe stay in contact because they like Tibia or MU or WOW. TED is the perfect example, we are TEDer's, this is an existing identity.
This is only the start, where is it going? Do you think that in the future we will be more adept of these new international identities than our own nationality? What if ideas like feminism or communism have had exploded right now, would they be much stronger?
Just something to think, will your grandson be more a TEDer (because he learned to be one from you) than a national citizen?
Thanks for the time,