This is so true. As with so many things, there is the good and the bad side to the Internet. Starting with the obvious is the ability to do research about almost anything. I remember being in my 4th grade class and being told to write a book report on whatever the subject was. So I’d go get the trusty old encyclopedia hardcover book and go to the section with the info I needed. And then of course I’d plagiarize the heck out of that section of the book as I copied down verbatim what it said. Back then I had no idea that was 100% wrong. Today, all I’d have to do is type in the subject I was to research and wall-a, there would be millions of information on my subject. I’d have to weed through what I wanted and then go from there.
On that same token, there is millions upon millions of things about almost any subject. You do have to weed through it all to really try to find what you are looking for. It can take forever. Also, while Facebook and all the other social media outlets we can use have been great to use as it’s reconnected us with people we knew years ago as well as those we know today. However, it can be a total time waster where we should be doing something else instead of being on one of the sites for hours at a time. While email is so much quicker to communicate with some, it can also take so much of your time if you’re not careful.
For me, the Internet has become something important to me because I was able to create my daughter’s dedication site as well as this site. It would’ve never happened if not for the Internet. People from all over the world have found both sites. To me that is mind-boggling sometimes. I’m blessed when someone leaves a comment telling me how my writing has touched him or her in some way. And none of that would be possible if the Internet didn’t exist. So yes, while there are some negatives, I think the positives far out weigh them.