Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell...(Blog assignment #1)

After I finished reading the Internet in a Nutshell, the first thing that stuck out was how fast the internet has developed in such a short amount of time. In a mere 42 years we have gone from sending a one word message from two computers in California, to what we call today as social media/networking on a global scale.

In today's society the internet plays such a vital role in everything we do. We can virtually almost do everything from behind a computer screen today without even having to go outside. But in my opinion the internet plays a larger role than that. As we have seen during this year with the Middle East riots. The internet has played an enormous role in allowing the world to hear other people's struggle and their will for change in their country. People from those areas where their voices were once silenced are now able to let their voice be heard around the world.  In a way the internet is liberating people from nations all around the world. It's like a wild fire that won't burn out.

However, on the flip side of the internet liberating people it can also cost you your job, as we've seen with the Anthony Weiner story(Weiner Gate)lol. For people that don't understand how to use some of these social networking sites, maybe the best thing to do is not to sign up. Because when you tweet personal pictures of yourself to someone, those pictures are going to everyone that is a follower of you. However, Twitter does have something called a DM(direct message) unfortunately, not everyone know how to use it. It's so unfortunate cause he had so much promise...LOL
Overall, I am grateful to be growing up in an era where we can connect with anyone from around the world at anytime. I am even more intrigued by where/ what the internet is going to be in the next 42 years. If we have come this far already, who knows what the future will hold. Anyway I hope you enjoyed what I had to say. If your interested in reading the article I will post it below.



Here is the link guys


  1. I strongly agree with your idea, and I also believe that the internet makes our life beneficial, and I am curious about what will happen to the internet in next 50 years.

  2. Like you said, the voices of people in the middle east could be heard with the use of internet. The effect can also be negative, like the situation in england where riots were started and participated by thousands of people for nothing. good points though