You don’t have to search hard to find articles about how technology is ruining our lives, how the internet is full of predators, how the web has taken away our ability to communicate face-to-face with another human being.
I say, baloney. The internet is a good thing. It’s helped us break down global and cultural barriers. It’s given people a way to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality. And it’s made us smarter. Truly, I believe that.
In honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew Research asked internet users to quantify their experience. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
- 90% of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for them personally and only 6% say it has been a bad thing, while 3% volunteer that it has been some of both.