Essay Does the Internet Make Us Smarter and or More Socialized?

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Today, the Internet is the center of attention for businesses, governments, schools and individuals around the world. It has produced new industries, transformed existing ones, and has become a global cultural experience not only for adults but for children as well. It is a learning tool used to educate in schools and within our homes. The surfacing of the Internet as another means of electronic communication has had a transformative influence on social interaction.
The Internet gives people the opportunity to put their knowledge to work and take advantage of greater opportunities to lead productive
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Another advantage of computers and the new technology they bring is that it amplifies the human potential for people of all ages. Having access to the internet allows us the capability of finding useful information in a timely manner. For example, if a person wants to do research on a different culture, the information is available immediately compared to having to go to the library and finding books on the topic being researched. The internet also provides access to online tutoring for those who have difficulties with a specific subject. Children can also play online games that help them become more knowledgeable.
The Internet also brings people closer together. Before the Internet, it was possible to keep in touch with relatives and friends across the country or around the world--but it was also expensive. Today, communicating with a friend in Japan is as easy and cheap as communicating with a friend across town. Instead of mailing a letter, you can send an email or an instant message to a recipient on a one-to-one or one-to-many basis. These methods make communication almost instantaneous versus buying a stamp and mailing a

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