To begin with, communication is essential and the basis of our society. Technology and electronics, such as the Internet, makes life easier for most people to correspond with one another. The Internet has existed since World War II and has become an important asset of our culture. We went from using pencils, pens, and paper, to emailing and instant messaging in order to communicate with one another. According to Steven L. Clift in the reading "Putting Pen to Paper: Electronic Democracy, Write On!" he states that "It will only thrive and lead to improved democracies across the world if individuals and organizations come together to build shared online "civic participation centers"" (par. 5). In other words, the Internet, from this point on, can only improve and make businesses, the government, and people closer than they ever have been.
On the other hand, the Internet may also cause unsafe and/or obscene ways of showing its usefulness. It may be the most exciting tool available today, the majority
being the younger community, but what they see as "exciting" might be degrading
towards others of an older, more old-fashioned group of people. For example, one of the most mortifying uses of the Internet is pornography. It is no surprise that young...