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.
For me, the Internet has become something important to me because I was able to create this very dedication website in honor of my daughter. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if it weren’t for the Internet. People from all over the world have found this site. 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.