The Internet : The End Of The Internet

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The End of The Internet
The internet offers what seems like endless ways to communicate. Just over the past 15 years, sending letters has morphed into sending the same messages digitally (or “electronically,” as the name implies): referring to email. And even still, in many ways, email has taken a backseat in digital communication. Friends don’t “email” each other and ask about going to the movies. They use snapchat, they text (technically not internet-based but I’m including it for the sake of this argument), they post their thoughts on facebook, and they “slide into dm’s on twitter.” That’s just a start of it.
It’s estimated that the average “millennial” in the US uses the internet for up to 54 percent of his or her daily communication (Kotzanikolaoa, 2017). Over half of the communication taking place is nonverbal, internet-based.
That’s why if the internet disappeared today, there would be a significant loss in the social life, which is highly communication-dependent.
Gerhard Lenski’s theorization about “sociocultural evolution” is defined as “"the process by which structural reorganization is affected through time, eventually producing a form or structure which is qualitatively different from the ancestral form (Blute, 2016).” Basically, slow change taking place over time will eventually change the society. Think of an artist with a solid white canvas. If that artist brushed blue paint onto the canvas, one stroke at a time, eventually it would change color completely.
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