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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
Good point, I could not have dealt as a guy that wanted to jerk off before the net. Legit having to go into a shop and buy a porno mag, and then it's just still images, oof

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.
Facts. I sometimes think it'd be cool to be alive in 10,000 years when by then, most of the planet will be the same colour like the Goobacks on South Park. But then you just know all the hatred will be about shades of skin colour instead like we kinda already see. Sad af.
 

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Good point, I could not have dealt as a guy that wanted to jerk off before the net. Legit having to go into a shop and buy a porno mag, and then it's just still images, oof


Facts. I sometimes think it'd be cool to be alive in 10,000 years when by then, most of the planet will be the same colour like the Goobacks on South Park. But then you just know all the hatred will be about shades of skin colour instead like we kinda already see. Sad af.
They took'rrr JOOOBS..! 🤣 think buying a magazine would be awkward?! Try waiting for an entire household of people to leave, find a VHS, Watch said vhs while doing the deed, AND keeping an ear out for the door, THEN rewinding said vhs to the spot it was, THEN hiding it back where you found it. 🥺 you wippersnappers got it easy! Easy I tell ya
 

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They took'rrr JOOOBS..! 🤣 think buying a magazine would be awkward?! Try waiting for an entire household of people to leave, find a VHS, Watch said vhs while doing the deed, AND keeping an ear out for the door, THEN rewinding said vhs to the spot it was, THEN hiding it back where you found it. 🥺 you wippersnappers got it easy! Easy I tell ya
And ofc the VHS says something along the lines of "Royal Rumble 1994" on it, so that no one else in your family might check it out to see what's poppin
 

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The internet cuts out the need for a lot of middlemen and distributers at the consumer facing side for primary producers of goods. Media industries even replaced most of their physical business. Less variety of shops in malls nowadays than in the past.

Also internet proves dumb people will always be dumb even with all the resources available to them. No amount of reading in the library back in the day would have helped.
 

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It just got replaced by websites ,streams and Twitter posting propaganda and fake news just the same.
The current Ukraine war is a prime example. People celebrate the heroic soldiers of Snake Island (Fake News, they gave up), celebrated the "Ghost of Kyiv" (never existed), media inclunding online shows footage of old parachute training footage or even ARMA 3 as real combat footage.

Actualy, i think it's worse now thanks to the internet and everybody falling for it. A prime example was when our most infamous Youtuber Drachenlord was shown as the suspected shooter of the munich mal shooting on russian TV and a couple months later on a turkish TV station and their twitter as the prime suspect for a muslim attack in belgium and just a few months ago, german websites reported him as "Rainar Winklarson", the culprit of the Norway shooting late last year.

If anything, the internet changed everything for the worst. Back then you just followed the news, kinda believed it just because it was reported. Now you can't believe anything, doubt anything and doubt even people who tell you the sky is blue.
 

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I think yesterday’s events in Buffalo are another example of how the internet can be a negative tool. This buffoon was radicalized online. Anything hateful, dangerous, you can easily just look up on the internet and no one even knows you’re looking up how to make a bomb or what communities to take your hate out on. We live in an incredibly sad world.
 

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As a counselor by trade, well it affected everything.

Before the internet when a relationship ended, it just ended. But now folks can easily look up old "flames" and think back to "happier times".

The internet has ended more marriages than I care to count.

There was a time when folks "broke up" and they had no way to get back in touch with their longterm ex's. But not any longer.
 

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There are good changes as well as bad. Immersed since childhood in social networks and "search engines," we remember not "how to do," but "where to find, how to do. We develop what is known as cliched thinking, and our concentration decreases. On the Internet, information is usually presented accessibly and in short blocks, so the brain gets used to the fact that it is processed easily and in 5 minutes. Many teachers, both school and university, note the reduced concentration due to this. Listening to an hour and a half-long lecture or solving serious problems is no longer possible. The wide availability of information and the lack of effort required to find it atrophies the skills of analysis and critical thinking in some people. "The very important ability to find and compare facts, draw logical conclusions, and form one's own judgment on the issues at hand has been replaced by pressing "copy-paste" buttons. 
But at the same time, the Internet gives us boundless potential for communication, information and entertainment. Let's be honest and think back to how many times we've sat on the Internet watching movies, watching various videos or playing games. How many tons of information or different content was downloaded. Personally I've visited RARBG many times in order to download some film, game or any other information and I could spend a lot of time for that. So, unambiguously Internet has changed our life, but for the better or for the worse it's up to each person to decide.
 

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I think there are both pluses and minuses. I recently worked as a moderator on an article about the pros and cons of the impact of the Internet on our lives, and I learned a lot of new information from it (here you can read about my work https://chekkee.com/guidelines-for-online-community-moderators/ ). And I can say from the text I've read that if a person uses the Internet wisely and uses it for its own benefit, he gets a big advantage over those people who just play games and sit in Instagram. So here the question "good or bad influence of the Internet on our life" depends on the person.
 

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Started out good when it was the Wild West, and people were already educated & had their own unique personality before hopping on.

Then tumbler and social media came and allowed the vocal minority to brainwash other vulnerable people who didn’t fit in anywhere else in life. People without a personality or smarts started learning FROM other dumbasses on the internet, and take this “knowledge” to be the end all be all gospel, not realizing they are in the minority.

Most forums/online spaces suck. It’s the same bland types who don’t have personality and instead use other aspects to prop them up (social causes, their favorite shows, some cartoon avatar or celeb they live vicariously through)

Everybody on Reddit thinks they’re a freaking comedian, no matter how serious the subject. A school gets shot up? the top comment is always something like “I bet those lazy cops were too busy eating donuts”

The internet also pretty much killed the music industry, starting with Napster. It led to 360 deals which fucked over a lot of new, naive talent who probably never had to sign a contract before in their lives.

Same for movies and shopping/malls. People would rather stay home and get shit pirated for free or get shit delivered to their doorstep. Only the obvious blockbusters make big money nowadays.

In the 90’s, you could have a tame drama with no special effects rake in a shitload of money off star power alone. Nowadays for the last 20 years, it feels like there’s really no stars with unique looks, charm and charisma. Actors are regular joes now (maybe that’s a good thing?)

I’ve noticed some malls are populating again these days. Mostly teens who don’t buy anything, but at least the kids are going outside again lol. The generation before them were a bunch of shut ins stuck on social media

My nephews say the kids in their high school don’t obsess over social media or famous people, but they use Snapchat to do sneaky shit behind their parents back
 

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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
It killed the next generations opportunity to learn real social skills.
Jackpot. This is exactly what I was thinking today. It's just fucking killing people on social level on daily bases... we should interact with each other and not with this piece of tech in my hand. It makes people lazy ass fat cats. Seriously the negatives realisticly outshines the positives.

Social media makes so many people stupid and internet porn is the actual one true driving force why we got fast internet connection to begin with.

Not to mention all these corporate suits (looking at you zukerberg) own you entirely and all your life data.

Internet was so young and beatiful once. We all loved it. Had our opinions that mattered...but these days nothing matters because we believe everything does. It just creates thousands echo chambers of various sorts....it's like a prison which you cannot taste or feel or touch..a prison for your mind.
 

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I know I’ve posted in this thread before, but, thinking of my childhood and the childhood of kids today….going out all day to hang with friends, no cell phones, no computers, just good old fun when your parents had no idea where you were, yet, knew you’d be home in time for dinner….those were great times and it honestly is a shame this generation won’t get to experience that. Back then, you could barely look down a street and NOT see a bunch of kids playing street hockey, riding their bikes….now, I see kids walking to school….that’s about it for outdoor activities, for the most part. I can’t tell you the last time I saw any kids posting street hockey.
 

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Single handedly killed ppv porn

I know I’ve posted in this thread before, but, thinking of my childhood and the childhood of kids today….going out all day to hang with friends, no cell phones, no computers, just good old fun when your parents had no idea where you were, yet, knew you’d be home in time for dinner….those were great times and it honestly is a shame this generation won’t get to experience that. Back then, you could barely look down a street and NOT see a bunch of kids playing street hockey, riding their bikes….now, I see kids walking to school….that’s about it for outdoor activities, for the most part. I can’t tell you the last time I saw any kids posting street hockey.
Yep the days of" be home before the streetlights turn on" are long gone......fuck I'm old
 
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