If it’s not public, it’s not true

Our world is constantly evolving. If one were to think back to the days of the 1950’s, we were just getting television into the homes of Americans. Now, you can find a television in a majority of homes around the world. Internet has become similar as it is a household technology that we are a part of. We share our thoughts on Facebook, we read the news on Yahoo’s convenient news reel, we purchase items from thousands of miles away, basically, you name it, and you can find it on the internet. We have become so accustomed to finding all the information we will ever need on the internet, so if you can’t find it on there, it doesn’t exist, or it can’t be proven true. Also, if someone already posted the information on the internet, it doesn’t have to be right, but just relevant or popular.

It can become frustrating to think that our generation’s expectations for information is so shallow, and doesn’t require much effort to get to the bottom of the truth, but it is just the reality. There are positives and negatives to the idea that if you blog an event or incident, it finally will be recognized as worthy of our time and energy. The negative is that it becomes a way for events such as, Miley Cyrus cutting her hair, to become the highlight of news events for a person’s daily knowledge consumption. The positive is that something happening on another continent can be blogged, and moments later, an American college student will have access to that knowledge. If that information never finds its way to the internet, that college student will never know what is going on around the world, and our generation will be oblivious to events and incidents that should be beneficially influencing their character and knowledge.

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