The Internet turns 25 on March 12 and those who are old enough to remember what it was like back in its earliest days are grateful it is evolved into what it is today: a great place to connect with far away friends and relatives, look up information about anything, pay bills without getting out of bed, play online games with someone on the other side of the globe, engage in conversation with people who have no idea how to converse in a conversation, and write a review for almost anything. Enterprises TV reviews the good and bad of the Internet.
conducted a telephone survey and found that 76% of respondents think that the
Internet is good for society and them personally. Ninety percent of Americans use
the net. Back in 1995, only 42% of the American public heard of the Internet.
Only 14% actually used it back then and 2% of them used it at its top speed of 28.8 bytes per second. Of course, today, we zip
around the Internet much faster and those who want to fly on it have to pay
more for it. Pew
Like many things, the Enterprises TV show knows the net can be good and bad. It can give us instant news and it can also give us false and inaccurate news. It can be an addictive thing (online gaming, anyone?) or one that connects us to long lost friends and loves. We can pay bills instantaneously and our accounts can be hacked instantaneously. Businesses with websites can tell the world who they are and what they have to offer, sell anything, take payment for it, allow users to log in and write a review, (founded or unfounded) and reply to customer service problems faster, or ignore them. And like many things, the Internet is what you make of it. It can be good for you or bad for you. It’s all up to you.