posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:24 AM
In the beginning, when the internet was just starting to take off, everyone thought that it would be this huge mind-opener and enlightener. But in
fact, if anything, the opposite is becoming true. I would say that for many people, the internet has actually become a mind-closer.
What separates the internet from radio, television, and print, is the level of control that users have over what content they view, and the total
amount of content available.
Since both sides approach infinite level with the internet, the result is that people can always find plenty of evidence to support whatever ignorant
pre-conceived notions they happened to have.
People almost never do a Google search on something they have no opinion on; they do a Google search in order to find justification for whatever
belief they already had. The end result is that instead of someone with an incorrect idea, you have someone that's 100% certain of their incorrect
idea, and become active advocates for it.
Not knocking any fellow ATSers down but take a gander before you state your so called "facts."