The influence of USA and internet in Mexican Culture
// Posted by Tec de Monterrey on 04/04/2013 (3:50 AM)
The influence of a country and internet in Mexican Culture
The influence that internet has had in numerous movements such as Occupy Wall Street in U.S.A has changed the way people organize. Internet offers the opportunity to interact with others, no matter the place they are. The new social networks that emerged from internet have become an important tool that helped the Occupy Wall Street movement to expand and invite others to join them, as an example is the hashtag in twitter #ocuppywallstreet, they could get noticed, then many people like students, intellectuals and workers went out to the principal avenue of New York, with the slogan that describes what the movement wanted: “Democracy not corporatrocacy”.
The movements of the Arab Spring are other examples of the influence that internet plays in organizing these people that want a change in their countries; the Arabian people did not want a totalitarian government anymore. In Mexico emerged the movement #YoSoy132 before the presidential elections of 2012, it started at the Universidad Iberoamericana located in Mexico City, after the candidate Enrique Peña Nieto gave a speech there. The movement was organized by students; they did not want the return of the party that for around six decades ruled the country, also the candidate Peña Nieto had a questionable background. After all they did not achieve their objectives, Peña Nieto was elected president. But one thing that is important is that the movement changed the perspective of many people that use internet and pressured the actual president to do his job in a different way, the results would be shown during his period of governance. The movement was influenced by the others that took place in countries like USA or Spain.
Influence of USA in Mexican culture
USA is a neighbor country of Mexico also USA is one of the major world powers, that is why it has an influence in Mexico. As an examples: here in Mexico we can find many stores from USA, moreover most of the people prefer to consume brands that are made in United States, before consuming products that are made in their own country. As the society is becoming more and more global each day because of new technologies of information, they also contributes to be influenced other cultures, and of course the more powerful a country is, the more influence it would play. Internet also influenced in the lifestyle of other countries, because it gives you the opportunity to interact with numerous cultures in a simply way.