A friend of mine pointed out recently that the Internet is an Incurable Addiction. Or is it perhaps a Disease? If you think about it, Disease means “a body that is not at ease.”
How many of you are uncomfortable being without Internet? I guess uncomfortable isn’t exactly the best term to use. Many of us do feel that life wouldn’t be the same without the internet and it would probably drive a lot of people crazy.
Thanks to the start of the popularity of MySpace, then Facebook, and Twitter, we’ve all become obsessed with being connected. Nowadays with the help of Smartphones, it’s so much easier to waste hours away on Social Media sites. I didn’t even mention the shear amount of time spent on Youtube.
Notice how I didn’t even mention Google+? I feel as though Google+ is still catching on, but it’s more of a Professional network. At least at the moment, it’s heading in that direction. While Facebook is great to connect with Family and Friends, more people are finding more interaction on a Professional level over at Google+.
The internet in my opinion, should be a learning tool. While it’s great to have laughs and so forth, we shouldn’t be sinking hours and hours into it for what? Nothing? In the days before MySpace and Facebook, we used to go outside, wrestle, swim, and have fun. What do we do nowadays?
You see why it’s an Incurable Disease? People feel that they need to be connected at all times and the Internet is a great way to do so. What do you think? Is there any hope for the next generation? Heck, is there any hope for our generation of Tech lovers?