Every day the world we know becomes smaller and smaller thanks to globalization. What is globalization you ask? It is the result of MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. It is the result of many companies off-shoring and outsourcing their labor. It is what happens when we are able to communicate with people all over the world from the comfort of our own homes. It is a “small world after all.” The sharing of cultures has never been made easier nor has it ever been more welcomed. Ideas of ethnocentricity go out the window when you live in America and enjoy a dinner from a different ethnic background every night. All of this globalization makes it so that communication with other cultures is necessary and required. It is a challenge to be fluent in more than one language, so the idea of mastering all the languages of the world would be an impossible mission. That is why transcription services are so important.