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diffusion is a spread of an invention or discovery from one place to another the spread of ideas such as capitalism democracy and even religious beliefs has brought about changes in human relationships around the world also the spread of many types of music phone technology and computer hardware and software have played an important role in how connected people are with others around the world so diffusion often involves the expansion of ideas across the globe and it can occur many different ways some ways that diffusion can occur would be through exploration military conquests missionary work mass media tourism and even three internet so here are a few examples that will help us better understand diffusion from one culture to another so food originating in America can be seen in countries around the world for example here's a McDonald's in Asia also clothing companies like Nike located in Australia or Japan would be another example of cultural diffusion Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages in the United States and now it has grown so much that being bilingual is a valuable asset to have when you're looking for a job it's just a good skill to know so there are also many examples of diffusion but the big takeaway is that ideas have spread from one culture to another throughout history and an interesting thought is that today ideas are able to spread quicker than ever before through social media and the internet also a most recent example that comes to mind is the ALS ice bucket challenge and I'm sure that you can think of many other examples on your own