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I'm asking for the ways you saw the world change as the internet gained a greater scope over our everyday and how you see it and interact with it today.

For better or worse -- how have you seen the internet effect you and the world around you?
 

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It tricked everyone into thinking they have a "platform" and an opinion that matters. Privacy really isn't a thing. Plus the world is flooded with so much misinformation you don't really know what to believe. All the free porn is pretty cool at least
I take that as for the worse response?

Way worse

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I feel that, but can you explain why you feel that way?

I've seen skip the dishes and uber eats perform miracles sir!
 

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The internet is still an essential source of intel gathering if you simply put aside the verbiage of social media and all that jazz.

I use the net every time i get the chance by habit to interact on here or binge YouTube but i do look up a lot of interesting stuff to learn a thing or two mostly with fictional material.
 

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The internet is still an essential source of intel gathering if you simply put aside the verbiage of social media and all that jazz.

I use the net every time i get the chance by habit to interact on here or binge YouTube but i do look up a lot of interesting stuff to learn a thing or two mostly with fictional material.
Ahem.. yes.

Strictly a source of intel.. very essential and highly confidential intel.

 

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I take that as for the worse response?
I dunno.. they burned people at the stake and stoned them for their religious beliefs in the dark ages. Racial inequality as long as time has been a thing has been a thing. People literally killing each other for a chance to rule. I think we've always and will continue to find a way to suck.
 

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Things I like personally for everyday use: Huge data resource, digital entertainment like Netflix, banking convenience, gaming performance with fibre optics etc, something to use when bored, flexible education - i'm currently doing a MS BI certified course in my own time, working from home.

All round benefit: Has brought in and been synonymous with technological advancement.

Not good things: Too much unnecessary marketization of content, content for content sake, spam, virus attack, bots, data manipulation, quality of art, entertainment etc has plummeted, kids, Twitch and other worthless platforms elevating useless individuals wealth and status, gives a voice to weirdo's and extremists who were previously less exposed.
 

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For better. Society is not that ignorant anymore.
I beg to differ, it seems people in general are dumber. Internet makes everything easy access for an answer, when we had to actually use our brains back in the day. A lot of people also believe everything they read cuz “if it’s on the internet, it must be true”.
 

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The access of information and the ease of communications are great. That being said, the spread of misinformation is also easily spread. For example, you would think that in the year 2022 there would be nobody on the planet that thought Earth was flat, but no.......
 

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Information access and general communication reach has been such a massive benefit that it alone makes it 100% worth being around. I can consume all sorts of culture from every single corner of the world and learn all sorts of different things using the internet, entertainment is basically endless and anybody can find anything they so please, the ability to share information to anybody has only helped the entire scientific community to incredible degrees, we can remain connected to anybody even across the world (helpful for my cousins and family I have in Thailand), we can keep updated on the world around us instead of being more in a bubble, and on and on and on.

There are always going to be negatives, and we get them when we see people share like-minded ideas and end up with communities like Flat Earth and Qanon come out of it, or Influencer types, or misinformation spreading much easier. Such is anything honestly.

I do find it funny that some seem to actually want to go before the internet was around.

I beg to differ, it seems people in general are dumber. Internet makes everything easy access for an answer, when we had to actually use our brains back in the day. A lot of people also believe everything they read cuz “if it’s on the internet, it must be true”.
It's easy to get an answer, but you still need to actually have the ability to understand the answer, which still has to be taught. I'm honestly happy I can look at scientific journals and all sorts of sources as easy as I can nowadays, trying to write some of the papers I do now without that would be so much more difficult. And even then, if you go back to just books, newspapers, and other forms of printed media, it's not like they were any better about misinformation either, especially daily newspapers or moreso gossip rags that always had their spin. But back then you had no way of really knowing.

The best thing we can do now of teach critical thinking and logic better so we can actually filter through and know what we're reading instead of blindly sharing shit. Seems like the older generation are more at fault here honestly, I've seen enough parents on facebook who share utter nonsense presented in a meme format and believe it hook, line, and sinker every time. I've taught my parents pretty well on that type of thing though.
 

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It opened up the world to business, but shit down the high Street.

It exposed the world to new content, but near killed conventional media.

It opened up communication, but deepened divides.

It provided so much education, but made millions more stupid.

It brought us all together, but then broke us all apart.

Basically, it depends how you look at it.
 

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The internet is class but certain respects worse as most people are just cunts and how they use it just human behaviour rather then the evils of technology!

Phone Zombie who constantly have their phone in their hand as a life support machine unaware of anything around them. People who photograph themselves in McDonald’s my neighbours daughter spends all day watching videos of those Kardashian witches and the other so called influencers. And all the idiots who have to look act and speak a certain way.

Some negative things for me I loved psychical magazines and you had to wait monthly for news on new games now it’s just a click of a button, there’s no excitement in anything. Same with wrestling Kayfabe is dead
Twitter giving everybody a voice and people thinking their voice is important and that they know more about everything then anybody else.
 
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