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Another Look at the Cultural Splinternet

 Introduction Previously when I have written about the cultural splinternet it has been a vague idea to explore some concepts and thoughts. So this post will aim to give a bit more substance to the idea of the cultural splinternet. So firstly, the splinternet can be defined as  a characterisation of the Internet as  splintering and dividing   due to various factors, such as technology, commerce, politics, nationalism, religion and interests. Secondly, culture can be defined as  an umbrella term which encompasses the social behaviour and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups. Therefore, the  cultural splinternet is the internet divided into different elements such as language, ideas, interests and beliefs. This can be on the same types of platforms or distinct platforms serving a particular language or common interest. Depending on the context the cultural splinternet is not nec