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Is the internet actually that good?

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I have fewer than a handful of websites which I bother to visit with any regularity.

One of those sites is this place...and that's rapidly declining.

Is the internet actually any good, or has it just provided a forum for the stupid to have their opinions validated by other stupid people?

It's even ruined porn.
 


sethjem7

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I visit about 10 sites regularly, here, some movie, music and comedy sites and about four news sites. I'd still go apesh*te if was down for five minutes.
 

Accidental sock

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The internet? I hear they have it on Computers now.
 

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Mediocrity of the unwashed masses is an issue...behind the curve they were...but they've found it now...a shambing drooler , with overconfidence in his cognitive abilities claimed here last week that such was right..and many supported him



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ShoutingIsLeadership

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I visit about 10 sites regularly, here, some movie, music and comedy sites and about four news sites. I'd still go apesh*te if was down for five minutes.
Like most addictions?

I think that the internet might have ruined the world
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I visit about 10 sites regularly, here, some movie, music and comedy sites and about four news sites. I'd still go apesh*te if was down for five minutes.

In computers and banks. The two places that Irish parents think that their children can work
 

Dame_Enda

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Its great for broadening political debate. Unfortunately it may also have saved dictator Erdogan.
 

Dame_Enda

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"Broadening debate" = letting every loon have a voice.
Noone was talking about Siteserv affair until it appeared online. And the press/radio channels were either partly owned by Redacted or too scared to touch it for years.
 

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All I know is...when I'm beside the pool in Santa Ponsa, with hot-dog legs and a drink with like, 10 umbrellas.....before the internets, I would struggle to show my friends how classy and happy I am, whilst also informing burglars I'm not currently at home
 

gerhard dengler

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Like everything else, it has it's good points and it's bad points.
It's bad points far outweigh it's good points.

Personally I prefer reading information in hardcopy format, such as books and magazines.
One reason I prefer this is because soft copy content can be edited subsequently, therefore information in hard copy format is likely to be more accurate and reliable.
 

Mad as Fish

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Depends want you want out of it, it can be very informative or incredibly shallow, you've just got to get the feel what is crap and what isn't. The novelty has definitely worn off though and I'm not sure the advertising model is going to hold together for ever, I've got a feeling companies will soon be advertising only to those who want to be advertised to, not the best way to get new business.
 

Dame_Enda

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Also we cant really trust the mainstream media any more because increasingly its a lapdog rather than watchdog on the govt. This is a growing trend because of increasing cross ownership. You see it in the herd mentality of certain newspapers eg the anti Corbyn campaign.
 

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I was just going for a piss when suddenly I felt like having a sh1t too. What a cunnundrum! With the movements quicker than a turtle I held back the piss, dropped me trousers, swivelled and sat down. Out came the sh1t and all was good.
 

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I was just going for a piss when suddenly I felt like having a sh1t too. What a cunnundrum! With the movements quicker than a turtle I held back the piss, dropped me trousers, swivelled and sat down. Out came the sh1t and all was good.
Have you got it on Youtube or FB yet?
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I was just going for a piss when suddenly I felt like having a sh1t too. What a cunnundrum! With the movements quicker than a turtle I held back the piss, dropped me trousers, swivelled and sat down. Out came the sh1t and all was good.
I get that, but how did it make its way into English and onto our screens?
 

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its..fap fap......really.....fap fap fap.......good......fap fap fap fap
 

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One reason I prefer this is because soft copy content can be edited subsequently, therefore information in hard copy format is likely to be more accurate and reliable.
That doesn't make any sense.

Soft copy can be updated as more facts emerge and will, hopefully, eventually approximate the actual reality. Newspapers print propaganda/lies/spin/inaccurate first impressions, which you then gladly accept as the final official record. We all know the mainstream corporate media is full of utter horseshyte. Have people forgotten the lauding of Bertie, the cheapest guarantee in history, soft landings, NAMA will make billions, we're not nationalising Anglo, the IMF are not in town already?

So anyway. Internet is still in its infancy and the profound changes it will cause across almost every industry, work practices, business management theory, policy making, delivery of public services, information transmission, how we live our lives and define ourselves, the institutions of State, can only just begin to be dimly conceived. We're only getting started.

In the short term though yeah it has allowed every dribbling anti-social disgruntled lunatic to rampage around splurging their deranged fantasies all over all discussion sites and comment sections on media sites. The trick, I find, is to realise that people who spend many hours online are all either total nutters or bored office workers avoiding doing any actual work (guilty, not in the mood for work today :) ). Most people don't spend time online arguing with strangers unless they are nuts or bored, so there's a self-selecting effect at work there.
 


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