We're all part of it, for better or for worse. We are the first generation to be raised with the constant prescence of the most powerful communication tool ever conceived.
The Internet has shaped the way we work, relax and even date. It's created a different notion of community for us and new avenues for expression that are, at best, liberating and fun. But that also can become a forum for pettiness and, occasionally, criminal exploitation.
We are witnesses to an age where everyone has a limitless amount of information at our fingertips, (good bless you google)
yet few choose to take full advantage of it and instead squander the more productive opportunities for the more trivial. (god damn you myspace)
The internet phenomena has transformed every aspect of our lives and our culture, we are all connected at all times and to children born around the end of the 20th century it's commonplace.
My question to all of you is, where do we go from here? Does the growing global community help us more than our loss of privacy hinders us? Judging by the immense strides taken in the last couple decades, where will we be in the next twenty years? Im considering writing a paper on the subject so your input as freqent visitors to an interet community will be greatly appreciated.