Internet

Don’t Let This Go Viral


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“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority”

-Benjamin Franklin

We killed the news.

When you get on the world wide web, the first place you probably go is Facebook. You check to see what your friends are doing, see if anyone liked your Facebook status, Whilst scrolling along your super exciting timeline I am sure you see plenty of articles like this:

Why Your Second Love Deserves More Credit Than Your First

Nicolas Cage joins Borat director for Osama Bin Laden comedy

And at least four articles from BuzzFeed like this

Of course this is just what people want to read now and unfortunately that is very sad. These aren’t articles, this isn’t news, and it should not be what people care about. Yet these will be shared with countless young people but no way are they tagging each other on BBC posts. Surfing the internet has become a lazy sport at best, if it can be read in simple bullet points it’s worth one minute of internet time.

  • Stop being lazy and read more
  • Being able to write a relate-able bullet point list doesn’t make you a fantastic writer
  • Your article will go viral for a few days at most, after that you are a ghost
  • Complaining about the things you don’t have should not be cool, and you should find something more interesting to write about.
  • Try harder.

There were people who were and are still laughed at because writing is a waste of time, there is no real talent in it. With the way things are written these days, who could disagree? There is no time, so effort, or skill put into some of these articles. Just the woes of few about things that don’t matter. Why not write about some amazing finds in medicine? Environmental Issues? Current Affairs?

Oh, I apologize. Am I boring you?

Maybe This Isn’t A Revolution.


I fear that the internet has taken over my life.

Ever since the internet became cool to use, which was when I was probably about nine, maybe ten years old, it seems as though so many other things have been forgotten about. It didn’t really occur to me, that all of this technology could really be hurting us. I suppose people who lived more than ten years without the internet  may understand my fears, but there are a lot of people who don’t understand that living on the internet is not how we are supposed to be.

Any given stranger can take a look at my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr and assume they have a pretty good idea of who I am.

Anyone with a smart phone can take pictures of any item in their house, and their phone can identify what that item it.

The internet has become a scary place, a place I don’t really want to be anymore. 

I like the idea of people having to write letters to each other, just to keep in touch. Or the idea of sitting outside and reading a book, playing with pets, doing things people did without the internet. 

My generation has yet again, screwed up, some people don’t speak correctly anymore but of course they are unaware of this because they are unaware they are doing anything wrong. The way we type, the way we have shifted the English language is ruining what we used to be. 

I fear what we may be in five years, ten years, even twenty. At what point will the rest of the world realize we are destroying ourselves? We are destroying thousands of years of progress. 

Soon people may forget how to properly speak aloud.

People won’t understand different tones for different emotions.

People will forget how to think for themselves.

Google can tell you anything you want.

Example:

I googled “What do I want to eat today?”

quizzes, and countless websites actually give me ideas for food. After taking a quiz on Buzzfeed, I was told what I want to eat a burrito.

Too bad I ate a burrito yesterday, Internet. 

 

My point is, how did we get here? How is it, that I can google anything I need, and I will more than likely get something some what useful?

 

I’m scared of what we created, and I’m scared of how it will end. 

Hardcore Tangent!


I was on the internet just browsing, and I ran into something that made me very angry. There are women in this world who seek information via the internet, asking average people who aren’t doctors, how to induce a miscarriage! I was appalled to see something so sick on the internet, why would someone do something so wrong? I’m not one for abortions, I think it’s wrong and I think something like hurting yourself to hurt another life inside of you, is just worse. I just don’t get it.

I understand that people have abortions, it’s happens, no matter how much debate goes on about it. I don’t agree with it, and you might or may not. But if someone decides that’s the choice they want to make, they really shouldn’t go to the internet for information. Don’t go on Yahoo Answers and ask “How do I give myself an abortion?” You’d think that someone wouldn’t say that because it’s wrong, but it’s all over the internet. If someone needs that kind of help they need to see a doctor.

But why would you ask just anyone that? Anyone can log on to the internet and say “Do this, it could kill you but try it anyways!” and then there’s other people who will say “You’re sick and twisted why would you post such a stupid question?!”

It just really bothered me to see something so sad on the internet, and I just really needed to get all this off my chest.