Approach this question by outlining the advantages and disadvantages these new technologies had and have for international communication compared to previous technologies. Do these new technologies help to support or hinder the development of a national or international ‘public sphere’? It may be helpful to focus your essay around one international political, government or not-for-profit campaign, which has made significant use of computer mediated communication (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Weibo, instant messenger, online gaming). You could choose a national or international campaign that is connected to a significant global issue (e.g. the environment, human rights, health, indigenous issues etc.), or how a specific companies practices or negotiations have changed or been influenced by social media. Make sure you support your ideas and examples with sufficient academic research.