social media and smartphones, the latter carrying this newest of mankind’s means of communication and activism, have in many cases served as agents of change for both good and ill. We asked our panel of global experts how these new networks and those who use them may have disrupted daily life in their respective parts of the world.

Chile is experiencing a social media frenzy. Nearly 95 percent of Chilean Internet users have an account on a social networking site, which they check several times a day. In the past few years, Facebook and YouTube have become two of the most visited sites, only surpassed by Google.com and Google.cl. Nowadays, campaigns, whether for political or advertising purposes, must feature a social media component. The popularity of social media is closely related to the diffusion of mobile technology among Chileans. The country...

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