I am a firm believer that the internet is... well a great place to get "stupid".
Many people who use the internet do not type properly, they have poor spelling (someone posted the babby.swif a while ago, which is rather common of internet users), and use far too many abbreviations (lolz, pwned, wtf, and the likes).
I would say that the internet really makes people... ignorant lazy boobs... for the most part.
But, I am not arguing, just gathering opinions...
So, my question(s) is (are) this (these).
Do any of you REALLY feel that you are making a difference on the internet?
Many of the topics posted on here (well... some... more than myspace) are intelligent and important.
But, how many of you really do something about the issue? Do any of you write your congressmen or senator? It seems that today's generation is so wrapped up in blogging, forums, etc, that they forget to take the issue to where it really matters...
I am a firm believer that "arguing on the internet is like running in the special Olympics... Even if you win, you are still retarded".
How does this, or any debate forum for that matter, contribute positively to the social, and political order?
I am sure someone has a good answer as to what good comes of sites like this, and others. Amuse me people, I have a week and a half left of school and I am running out of reading material...