Explore the world around us by examining people and places, from the history of ancient cultures to the emergence of a global culture spurred by technological advancements in computing and communications. Discover holidays and traditions that are celebrated around the globe, both popular and obscure. Learn about urban folklore that has spanned the generations, from the earliest oral historians to the latest email in your inbox. Find out how recent advancements in technology have ushered in age of global culture never before seen, spurred by the emergence of the Internet, user groups and social media. Plus discover how rapid changes in global communication have brought about a rapid increase in linguistic changes and an expanding and ever-changing vocabulary.