Globalization, glocalization and the ICT revolution
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The article explores the relationship between globalization and the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution. The impact of ICTs does not conform to the globalization paradigm’s suggestions. To address this issue, this article argues that glocalization and localization should be viewed as autonomous processes. Glocalization offers a means for the interpretation of the ICT revolution in techno-social relationships. It leads to the reconstruction of places through digital means or newfound third spaces of glocality. In the first instance, ICTs often lead to a reconstruction of local places, whereas in the second instance, ICTs lead to glocalities.