Is the Internet a good thing?

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Is the Internet a good thing?

  1. Overall, it is good.

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    76.8%
  2. It has some serious consequences

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  3. Bring back books!

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    Is the Internet a great way to spread information, promote free speech and communicate with people from all over the world...

    ...Or a commercialised web of spam and pornography that is making everyone lazy and recede from the real world?
     
    Ian, Feb 19, 2006
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    BigJay Kingsize Crunchie VIP Member

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    Tinternet Rocks.
     
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    Me__2001 Internet Junkie VIP Member

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    yes, its great but you have to know what parts to avoid
     
    Me__2001, Feb 19, 2006
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    christopherpostill VIP Member

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    it is good and bad at the same time...
     
    christopherpostill, Feb 20, 2006
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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    Internet in my opinion is like going on the streets and having the dicipline, you cross the street with your eyes open, you stay away from bad areas, you need to know which places are good to visit, you are watchful of thugs and thieves.

    When on internet following applies.

    Smart is when you believe half of what you hear (read),
    Brilliant is when you know which half to believe.

    Internet is a wonderful thing.
     
    Quadophile, Feb 20, 2006
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    feckit 4x4 Cruncher VIP Member

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    It's good, bad and ugly
     
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    feckit, Feb 21, 2006
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    V_R @120Hz Moderator

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    The internet is good as long your careful.....
     
    V_R, Feb 21, 2006
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Yes :)
     
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    If its known and exists then its on the internet ...Yes its great
     
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    On the whole I think it's a very good thing, but there are some areas where you need to be careful.

    It's no different than the big wide world, but may be the bad things are a little more accessible than those off-line areas.

    It gets my vote for a big thumbs-up :thumb:
     
    CITech, Feb 21, 2006
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    For me, I think..... apply the usual common sense. Very useful for researching and looking up things of interest and do not go where you do not need to or want to go. I have (touch wood and many fingers crossed) never had any issues. On the rare occasions and for work related issues have had to go into certain sites I have made sure that those who need to know both know and more importantly agree and record their decisions as such. I try to teach my children good internet practices and to keep themselves safe.

    Gabs x
     
    gabriella, Feb 22, 2006
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    It is a good thing, but like all creations by man, evil is sometimes not far away.
     
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    christopherpostill VIP Member

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    lol well said
     
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    feckit 4x4 Cruncher VIP Member

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    I agree with V22,seems a lot of things designed by man can be turned to do evil
     
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    Yup, same with anything I suppose :(

    At least 90% of people are good and make up for the rest :thumb:
     
    Ian, Feb 25, 2006
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    it's great :)
     
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    Most things designed by man can be used for both good and evil. An example is the man who desgned the AK47 Carbine, he never for one moment though this automatic rifle would become the most widely used weapon in the world.
     
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    doing good

    It's a good thing, The WCG & others like it get a lot of people to do good things from using their systems for the good of man-kind:thumb:
     
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    yeah i think its good and bad, a love-hate thing going on. But what discaurages people most about pc's and the internet is probably the money involved. i also think that viruses are generally over-rated :D
     
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    It is all of the above. Like books before it, the internet allows people to use it for both virtuous and disagreeable purposes.
     
    Corburn, Apr 15, 2007
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