Wow, 5 flags and no replies. I think that means that the majority of those reading your thread agree with you and/or appreciate what you are getting
I understand where you are coming from and I think the internet can be many different things for many different people, depending on several factors.
Personality, professional life, family life, culture, social standing, sexuality, and age are just a few of the many personal aspects that can effect
the way we use the internet.
In our society, the internet is still in it's infancy and probably has many new and unrealized aspects to offer. As the technology we use advances, I
think the interaction and capabilities of the world wide web will too.
When I was first introduced to the internet, I was taught that it was a tool for education and information exchange. That was sometime in the early to
mid 90's, if I recall correctly. Shortly after that introduction the internet seemed to morph into something different.
As the number of people using it and the accessibility around the world increased, we began seeing new types of web-sites opening. People were
beginning to communicate in new ways. As we became less timid, we began to offer more trust to the online businesses and as a result we began to shop
online more and more.
It has continued to morph as new and innovative ideas and technologies are developed and incorporated into the online domain. The way I use the
internet has experienced almost as many make-overs as the internet itself.
Originally introduced to me as an educational and information exchange tool, it wasn't long before I, like so many others, began communicating through
chat room, instant messages, and email. Even that aspect has seen it's own evolution that today offers services like Skype, Ventrillo, and interactive
communication tools like TeamViewer.
Companies are so aggressive in their efforts to obtain success that we see new, highly motivated, and driven business models bent on finding new ways
to utilize the internet and incorporate it into a fresh new approach that will appeal to the largest demographic possible.
The fight for online business supremacy seems to be a large part of why we can find many different aspects of our daily lives connected in some way to
the internet and the services offered.
I think the internet is exactly what you think it is. If you believe you are using the internet for eductional purposes and you seek out factual,
informative information, then you are right.
If you think the internet entertains you and you seek out interesting and entertaining content, you are right.
I am sure I am not alone when I say that the internet does play a role in several different areas of my life, from education and entertainment, to
communication, finances, and shopping.
In my opinion, the only way the internet will remain relevant is if it continues to be efficient and essential in assisting us in an easy, fun, and
accurate ways - while it also encompasses a vast range of services that will ensure the maximum accessibility and usage possible in cultures around
the world. I think the internet may now be 'Too Big to Fail', but it is not 'Too Big to Control'
edit on 18-7-2012 by esteay812 because: bad grammar and tyops... again