The internet has allowed people like you and me to access any type of information at any given time. Living in the “Information Age” a person can do stuff such as looking up a recipe to bake online, learning how to play the trumpet, and even befriend people virtually by playing multiplayer games online at 3 in the morning.
With the advancements of technology, anyone can report news or be considered a journalist. Anyone can speak their mind in a blog and get famous (some even make money with the help of advertisement). Bloggers, like Perez Hilton, have been successful in getting a large fan base, thus resulting in world-wide recognition. This allows people to publicize whatever they want!
What does this mean? Because of technology, we’re able to send information in a blink of an eye! We can learn about certain news before it’s published! For example, I was looking at Facebook and I saw a friend post the news of North Korea’s bombing on South Korea before Yahoo! and CNN had updated their website. Social media allows anyone to post anything at anytime. Isn’t that crazy?
With the information going all over in such a fast pace, it has definitely started to change our society and how we live. Some have argued that technology has allowed us to become advance in our way of living. Others have argued that we’re relying on technology so much that it’s making us stupid. Will all this information influx change our lives for the better or for the worse? Post your thoughts!