I think that a lot of smaller communities are currently suffering culturally from globalization all around the world. I see it all the time in the towns I visit in the United States. People are losing their sense of community, local identity, and the aspects that make them unique. It could be seen as a positive that these communities are being connected through the advent of web-based technologies and easier access to the outside world. A negative result of this is standardization running amok and slowly destroy many aspects of local culture. I don’t hear this subject discussed enough in normal conversation or through the news. I’m always glad to see this subject addressed.