What is McDonaldization What are some examples

"Describe one example of how society has become "McDonaldized." Do you see this as functional, dysfunctional or a combination? Why?"

One key aspect to McDonaldization (and one reason why it's effectively taking over first world societies) is efficiency. Modern society is continually looking to expedite processes. So an example of how society has become "McDonaldized" can be found in the internet. To expedite the process of getting and exchanging information, the internet has become the standard research tool for papers and homework assignments, and libraries have become obsolete for research (with teenagers anyway).

Is this functional, dysfunctional or a combination? It's a combination of both. The internet has made it much easier for research to be done, for knowledge to be spread around. It's made it far more efficient to conduct research and further projects. At the same time though, people have stopped retaining as much information because they know that they can look it up on their smartphone in 3 seconds.