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How many trees have been saved since virtually all information has been posted online? I go into my college library, and other than updated reference books, nothing else in the library postdates 1995. Why? Because it's all on the Internet now!
Originally posted by mrsteve
Actually the amount of paper used has increased because everyone prints everything off instead of borrowing a book one at a time. This is mainly because of the lack of people's ability to take digitial copies around with them (lots of ppl don't use laptops and PDAs) and the poor readability of computer screens.
Originally posted by Quest
One effect it has had is the levels of disinformation and misinformation have skyrocketed... Why is this a problem? Well when you are deluged with information before learning basics such as critical thinking and logic you can develop a very warped view of the world... I have actually seen people say "thats just science's opinion"...
Originally posted by jrod
There are a lot of bad things that the internet has brought, such as the pornography,
Originally posted by Slayer
Acually, I think porn brought the internet. I was listening to NPR a few months ago, and the program was about how lot's of technological advaces have been because of the porn industry. They talked about how photography, the internet, and picture phones have been advanced since the invention of the camera by the use of the porn market.