It is a source where people sharing and discussing their matters and information freely with other people... the internet has monumentally revolutionized how we interact with each other and it makes very easy to interacting.....
Granny says dat gonna give Al Gore the big-head...
Pope Calls Internet a 'Gift from God' January 23, 2014 ~ Pope Francis today declared the Internet a gift from God, in a statement released by the Vatican to mark the Catholic Churchs World Communications Day.
The pope said the Internet offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity and that is something truly good. Citing increased levels of inequality around the world, the pontiff said the media could play a role by creating a sense of the unity of the human family which can in turn inspire solidarity and serious efforts to ensure a more dignified life for all. There are downsides to greater interconnectedness, the pope said, adding that the speed of communication exceeds our capacity for reflection and judgement.
He added that by offering a wide variety of ideas, electronic forms of communication also enables people to barricade themselves behind sources of information which only confirm their own wishes and ideas, or political and economic interests. Digital connectivity, the pontiff added, can have the effect of isolating us from our neighbors, from those closest to us.
And while there are drawbacks, the pope said they do not justify rejecting social media; rather, they remind us that communication is ultimately a human rather than technological achievement. He added that we need to to recover a certain sense of deliberateness and calm and that this calls for time and the ability to be silent and to listen.
The 77-year-old Argentine has proved a somewhat controversial figure, saying, for example, that homosexuals should not be marginalized and that Catholics should reach out to atheists. In todays statement, he told his followers that engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and tradition. Francis said the Internet and social media offered a chance for such a dialogue. The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity; a network not of wires but of people, he said.
The internet is good and bad.
It is bankrupting the postal service.
It is allowing others to send us viruses to wreck out computers.
It allows phishing and spying on us.
It takes us away from our families and makes us anti-social with those who are around us.
It allows global collaboration and information.
It allows instant or almost instant communication.
It has exposed me to things I may or may not wish to know.