Pr: Fink Date: 03/24/04 Madiara Bane Eng 101 Essay I Topic I: THE INTERNET AND THE WOLD . “The technology is liberating our individual and collective creative visions”(Katz 88). Not only do many people, like Katz, support the idea that Internet has revolutionized the world, but they also emphasize that it did open a huge door for freedom and relief. On the other hand, there those who argue that the cyber-space swells up some negative aspects in the society. They deplore its serious danger in the educational and cultural system. Certainly, Internet has facilitated a lot people’s progress in many fields, but it has brought incredible social problems. Just as earlier inventions such as telephone and television did, the Internet has really changed people’s lives. ‘’The millions are telling their stories directly to one another” (Katz 88). Katz supports that this new technology opens the door not only for people who tell or write stories such as writers, but also those who did not have the chance to share their owns with the others. Despite the fact that people live culturally and geographically different, they are interacting directly through the Net. In addition, people are sharing ideas, feelings from all around the world. Hence, communication is increasingly growing up and becoming more efficient. Today, the cyber-tales gives the communicators who do not have enough money to become even their own producers, agents, editors, and audiences. By saying, “many are talking to many”(88), Katz reiterates the diversity of the audience in these days. Because the cyber net is the easiest and the most accessible, many people tell their stories in the way they feel without any editorial norms. Even, they can go so far to think that they are artists. ‘’ The stories are told, not written”(Katz 89). This explains clearly that people share their daily lives on line and become memberships of a circle regrouping men and women who have the same ideology. By the way they will be sharing ideas and giving outlook to each other. This really excites people and keeps them addicted on line. Of course, the Internet helps the world to succeed in communicating easily. In fact, people have done significant progress in sharing ideas directly to one another. But it does create some issues that need to be reviewed and discussed. Conversely, some people point out the impact that internet has on the education and the cultures. However, we all know that it does open a lot of opportunities for people to get information. For instance, any can stay home, buy or sell from all over the world through the Net. This improves and performs the business market as well as the telecommunication area. Unfortunately, the cyber net is uncontrolled and unprotected. No one can create his/her own website and posts any things. There is a bunch of junk information through the internet. That is the reason why the education is really affected in some ways. Sometimes, teenagers are not aware of the danger of surfing websites that can mislead them or teach them wrong. Because they are not mature, boys and girls can learn very early things like sexuality, drugs and so on. Therefore, young people can became addicted and spend many hours surfing or chatting with unknown people through the Net. Moreover, kids can have an aversion to study and move toward a wrong way. If people were aware of the internet impact on younger ages, they would restrict and protect it. No sooner has the net started than social norms and values have seriously been affected. In the past, people did not discuss or expose subjects related to taboo things while the new generation pulls out everything. Beside that internet has increased unfair act in the society. For instance, many people were victim of being charged items they did not order. Since using credit card through the net stared many people have been charged a lot of money unfairly. Another aspect which is apparent these days is the acculturation of societies. By communicating to the others, people changed view and behavior, even if it will alienate them in their own society. Topics such as gay marriage are becoming common in all around the world. Undoubtedly, internet has changed positively people’s lives by giving opportunity to share their own stories with the world. But it has raised some negative aspects in the education and the ethic of the society that really need to denigrate.