Transnationalism, the African Diaspora, and the Deterritorialized Politics of the Internet
see a new media ecology emerging in tandem with the new physical ecology which is represented by worldwide migrations over international borders, and the formation of diaspora groups.…The convergence of these dual processes has created a situation that merits designation as the diaspora of the internet. This refers to the organization of social groups outside their countries of origin as communities of action, not primarily according to the necessities of physical propinquity, but rather by the possibilities presented by the boundlessness of the new technological architecture of the internet.
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