The concept of this week that I find fascinating is the transnational diasporic communities. After much thinking about it I thought that my personal experience is that of a transnational subject. I was born in Mexico. Migrated to the USA as I turn twenty. Perhaps this is where i found a much stronger sense of being part of a diasporic community, the feeling here in Australia has been a bit different. My reasoning rests on the proximity of both countries, and the large number of seasonal and permanent migrants that come from Mexico to The USA and Australia. In fact, hispanics have become one of the largest groups of migrants into the USA, according to The Centro Hispano Pew. and are becoming the second ethnic group.
Inmersed in this diasporic community, I found the use of new media and old media a way to maintain contact with my country of origen. The technological evolution of the internet has made the use of social media from one part of the globe to another accelarate the flow of social communication. The advent of Facebook and Twitter are prime examples of how the constant updating of status creates a form of constant communication. I can follow the politics of Mexico via Twitter following any hashtag and be able to participate online in another type of diaspora. These online participation includes the discussion of events that are influencing a particular cultural identity.
Centro hispano Pew 2012. Viewed on the 3rd of september 2012.
Facebook 2012. Viewed on the 28 of August 2012.
Twitter 2012. Viewed on the 28th August 2012.