Permanent connections around the globe : cross-cultural differences and intercultural linkages in POPC

Wessler, Hartmut ; Rieger, Diana ; Cohen, Jonathan ; Vorderer, Peter

Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2018
Book title: Permanently online, permanently connected : living and communicating in a POPC world
Page range: 188-196
Publisher: Vorderer, Peter
Place of publication: New York, NY ; London
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN: 978-1-138-24500-6 ; 978-1-315-27647-2 ; 978-1-351-99647-1 , 978-1-138-24499-3
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Humanities > Medien I (Wessler)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: As mobile communication has come to take a central role in our daily lives, people spend more and more time with their gaze directed at their communication devices. This has made it easy to believe that everyone is really permanently connected to everyone else and permanently online. We tend to forget that the world outside of our smartphones and tablets still asserts its power on whom we can communicate with and how we do so. It is often said that we can communicate and collaborate with anyone, anytime, regardless of physical and social distance and that technology has “flattened” the world and made communication possible where it was once impossible. And while it is true that the collaboration across borders, space, and time is easier and more frequent, the world is not a global village. This chapter will examine some factors that restrict communication across borders and cultures and that therefore serve as boundary conditions for POPC. The long lines of business travelers in airports throughout the world attest that such obstacles to online communication continue to be significant enough to justify the expense and hardship of traveling around the world for face-to-face meetings.

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