The articles above expand greatly on a subject I touched on here. I wish I knew exactly where I stand on the issues surrounding the internet. My thoughts are the following:
- The internet can serve either to hinder or inspire creativity.
- People are now capable of finding like-minded people across the globe, irrelevant of beliefs.
- With the rise of social networking sites such as Facebook, it is easier than ever to give up personal privacy without fully realizing what just took place.
I hope that the internet remains as an open forum in which there is a free exchange of ideas. It is also my hope that the next generation realizes that there is more to life than simply being connected all the time. No one should feel as though they have to live their life online 24/7. Unfortunately, I know many people who do.
- Does the Internet Help or Inhibit Democracy? (news.icanhascheezburger.com)