Washbasins and Water Tanks Are the Social Media Networks For Villages

Washbasins and Water Tanks Are the Social Media Networks around Antigua Guatemala by Rudy A. Girón

Public laundry washbasins (sometimes river and lake shores) serve as the gathering place for news, gossip and community building through the interactions that take place there. In many places in Guatemala public washbasins could be considered the first news broadcasting sites or rural social media networks, similar to Facebook or Twitter for people with computers in mayor cities.

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