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    Opportunity The internet has revolutionized the way that people communicate around the world by becoming the most preferred tool for communication. The use of the internet has exponentially increased since it was first invented (pictured to right). There are now approximately 3.4 billion internet users worldwide. Every day on…

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    overturn Internet censorship. To introduce my topic, I can begin with an anecdote about the “Big Yellow Duck” meme, introducing what it was and what it did. I will show the lengths…

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    use. This sign is located on the second floor of the university centre near the elevators. I chose this sign because I am fascinated by the deeply ingrained dependence of the internet in Canadian societies. Specifically, how the internet has altered communication among individuals in Canadian society. The internet has been available for use for a few decades, but in comparison to the rest of human history it is a fairly recent invention. Prior to the use of the internet, people would…

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    Where Wizards Stay Up Late (Book Review) The Internet is an amazing thing, and knowing about its origins and history is very important, and fun to learn about none the less. In this story you will find one of the best histories of the beginning of the Internet, and learn a lot more along the way. In a few short years the Internet has exploded onto the mainstream of the world, and perhaps that is for the better of mankind. Many times when someone tries to explain this technology it has lead to…

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    remembering exceptions to remembering becoming a default as forgetting becomes an exception. With companies like Google and Yahoo! documenting the search histories of all of its users and keeping these pieces of information for years, which can inevitably be traced back to the individual, it's difficult for digital actions to be kept private. Nearly every…

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    aspects, it has helped us, but some people believe it is beginning to make us unintelligent. Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” tells us numerous reasons as to how google is making us stupid. Carr first explains how his focusing abilities were shortened. It had shortened so heavily that he couldn’t become fully immersed in books. In the beginning, Carr tells us about how we have benefitted from the internets unlimited information. Shortly after, Carr switches sides on his…

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    The internet has become a cult that worships eccentricity. Take, for example, the killing of Harambe, a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. After a three-year-old boy got inside the gorilla’s enclosure, zoo officials decided to kill Harambe, fearing for the boy’s life. The controversial decision and odd news story has become the internet’s latest obsession. Through memes like chanting “Dicks out for Harambe,” saying “Harambe died for our sins,” and putting Harambe as a write-in candidate in the US…

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    History has shown that when new technologies have been introduced, many claim utopian ideals and fantasies about how they are going to shape the future. The words ‘life-changing’, ‘revolutionary’, and ‘radical’ are often thrown around. In 1989, Landgon Winner even coined a term describing this phenomena, “mythinformation: the almost religious conviction that a widespread adoption of computers and communications systems and communications systems along with easy access to electronic information…

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    Instead, the Trump administration is looking to essentially deregulate the internet industry and reduce government oversight into big internet providers. The FCC previously regulated this industry back in 2015, in favor of consumer protection and regulation among all service providers. This first amendment for the internet industry is to provide equal protection for all information shared online from any potential voice. The FCC has broken its rules down into 3 major components. The first rule…

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    Coben’s argument is that using spyware to monitor your children’s internet use is a good thing. I agree with him on monitoring teens, but I disagree on using spyware. Spyware is a device that can let parents see every keystroke or search. I think it is unnecessary for parents to use. It is a huge invasion of privacy for teens who have nosy parents. My first reason is if you’re going to monitor your child’s internet use, let them know you’re watching them. Talk to them about their browser…

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