The Internet-a Curse, Not a Blessing

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‘The Internet- a curse, not a blessing.’

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the invention of the Internet is one of man’s greatest and most spectacular endeavours. For, it has truly revolutionalized the world in regards to how we engage in business, recreate, socialize, educate ourselves and communicate with each other. The Internet eliminated all impediments of conventional methods of operations. Through its construction, the world economies have flourished. Therefore, it can be said in a nut shell, that the Internet has made life on earth ‘easy’ to say the least; but to what expense?

Through studying history, we all know that not everything that was created to make our lives easier has concluded with the improvement of society. In
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That may be true, but to what expense has this so called ‘speedy way’ of communication affected the communication process? I, for one, would readily applaud the invention of the Instant Messenger, for it has truly allowed me to maintain an instant form of communication with family members. However, often times, I have found myself using symbols and abbreviations to express my sentiments instead of using words. This Internet technology has miserably made me too lazy to write out a well thought out letter. In fact, I find myself communicating in fragments rather than expressing well-formed ideas. If one should read any of my emails, they will see that they are beset with abbreviations of “U” for “you,” “C U lata,” for “see you later” and “B R B” for “be right back.” And if that is not enough, I even include smiley faces to show that I am happy and sad faces to show that I am upset. I even found that I no longer pay attention to spelling, punctuation nor even grammar. I am just too lazy to edit, the ‘puter’ does that for me, more so sadly, I am also too lazy to do any research, for the Internet has facilitated the references are at my fingertips. Certainly, if this deterioration of written expression is happening to me, not to mention the complacency of being dependent of having information at my finger tips, I am sure it is happening to other persons as well. One can imagine now, the difficulty that teachers are currently faced with when it comes to
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