Why Offline Borders Can’t be Breached by the Virtual World

■ Social Sciences & Business / Why Offline Borders Can’t be Breached by the Virtual World Free access to other cultures isn’t enough to overcome our differences. Can the borderless Web truly bring us closer together? Or are we still divided by cultural values that long predate today’s hyper-connected world? The success of Korean pop, most notably the global phenomenon of “Gangnam Style,” has shown that media content can transcend cultural differences. But is this unusual? A team of Korean and US researchers, including Dr. Young Min Baek of Communication at Yonsei University, investigated openness to other cultures by analyzing the most-popular YouTube videos in … Continue reading Why Offline Borders Can’t be Breached by the Virtual WorldRead More →