America has shown great capacity for absorbing people from various cultural groups. Language is the important indicator of culture. About 300 languages are spoken in America. American students are the biggest participants in the virtual culture. Online classes and tutorials have become popular. Even in schools and colleges students are dependent much on computers. All values, moderately practiced within the legal limits, are good and hence I do not reject any values.
Using social media is like using the double-edged sword. With Facebooks and MySpace etc. you create a network, share information and also you share an important aspect of the personal information, like your e-mail account. An intelligent virtual criminal can use this information to reach up to your bank accounts and credit cards. Thus, the cyber-criminal activities are on the rise. The excessive use of human-computer interface has made it difficult to distinguish technology from cultural and social aspect of human beings.
When a particular community entertains false notions that their customs and cultural traditions are superior to that of others, it is known as ethnocentrism. With such assumptions hostility towards members of the other groups is the normal outcome. It may lead to discrimination and violence. Laws can bring about secular changes, but not in the inner values. Negative value judgments lead to ethnocentrism, and that does not augur well for the unity of the country. John J Macionis (2010) argues, “Ethnocentrism links people to their society but can cause misunderstanding and conflict between societies. Cultural Relativism is increasingly important as people of the world come into more and more contact with each other. (pp. 53–56}. Unwritten laws, which vary from culture to culture, need to be respected by all the communities.
Question 2: The consequences of the development and implementation of computer-mediated communication and the Internet in business and