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Month: November 2020 (page 1 of 1)

The internet

Besides the internet’s cruelty, miss functions and scams, the world wouldn’t be the same without it.

I’m proceeding to talk about the internet’s best values and worst in this article. I think that people should realize that the Internet isn’t the best place to be, but it is the best place to be, if that makes sense.

The internet has a lot of badness to it, but it has a big number good things as well. For example, you need to sell your old furniture or a sweater that you never used, but you don’t know how to sell it, the internet is the best place to get the information out there, for example Facebook, a big platform where many people sell tons of difference things.

Internet war:

I think one of the biggest problems involving the internet, people can say basically anything without getting the police called on them, that’s why it’s hard to know what you can say on the internet without causing an internet war, as I call it. Any kind of communication platform can be at risk of war and like I said you can basically say anything and if it gets to out of hand, the police can even get involved, but often that doesn’t happen. The police can’t really do anything about it.

I believe that you can think and believe whatever you want, but there’s no need to spill it all over the Internet and cause other people to get triggered. Homophobia and racism in comment sections on videos and replies to comments can get really brutal. I have been involved in this type of situation, and trust me, it’s not a pleasant sight.

I wish people would just have some manners and keep their mouths shut in situations where that’s needed, but some people just can’t hold themselves. One comment or one reply can cause a big trauma, and especially for the person who made the video or the post, it’s hard to know if the police should get involved in or not.

Education:

A good thing about the internet, it’s a really good place to get information for school projects and articles etc. Documentaries and movies that teach kids about the world, social studies and history in a movie which will entertain them as well as teach them something new.

Not secure:

The worst thing in my opinion, the internet is not well secured, especially for kids. There so many sites that children can curiously click on and come to all sorts of games and websites, which can potentially scar them for life, depending on what it is.

For example, you might click on a site and it askes “are your 18” and of course you click it to be able to view the website, there’s no other security. You just click “yes” and that’s it, there’s no putting an email or putting in date birth etc, no other information, which is terrible. And it’s not about parents not having their child’s phone or computer secure or checking what their history is, it’s about the internet not having enough security for these types of websites.

YouTube is quite secure, there is no way of accessing an age-restricted video, not what I know of. There’s not really any way you can watch it, unless you have your child’s YouTube settings over 18. If it’s over 18, it will just say “this video may be inappropriate for some users” and then you can just click “I understand a wish to proceed” and continue. But if it’s age-restricted, there’s nothing you can do. It’s all about the settings.

It might seem weird that a teenager is talking about this, and it is, but I believe that I’m sharp witted and wanting to find out more to improve and add to the information that I already have. I don’t like seeing other people suffer just because of internet bullies and unsecure websites.

Good career:

For some people, they wouldn’t be where they are today without the internet. For example, Miranda Sings/Colleen Ballinger.

She started making videos on YouTube as a comedy actress Miranda Sing in February 2008, and got many views. Colleen Ballinger is a train singer, but the whole concept of Miranda Sings is that she is an untalented, sassy girl that thinks she’s amazing.

She continued uploading and became really famous. Now she has received more than 2 billion views and 10 million subscribers just by uploading videos on the internet. Which I think it’s actually quite amazing.

In 2016 Colleen Ballinger made a Netflix original television comedy series “Haters Back Off” based on the YouTube character Miranda Sing with 2 seasons which became a big success.

The internet has ways of changing people’s lives, giving people a career that feeds their kids and themselves. That’s why I believe the internet is great, but also terrible.

Scams:

You have to be careful of what you search, say and do on the internet. You have to be safe, supervised, if your kid, and responsible.

The internet can also be dangerous involving scams that can have you lose all your money or all your personal information and more. There are many bad people in the world among all the good. Sometimes people are really clever when it comes to chatting online. They can seem so harmless until you find out what their intentions are.

That’s why it’s important to have a VPN when you were using public Wi-Fi network, it prevents anyone else from reading your internet activity and personal information.

I’m not too scared about being scammed. It’s easy for me to see signs of scams, although, it is hard to completely know for sure that it’s a scam, but I trust my gut, and I think more people should do that too. You shouldn’t think that you’re missing out on an opportunity that could be life-changing, for example, you get a random message saying “congratulations, you have won 1 million! Just click this link to receive the money”. Normally, it’s a scam, but you never know.

Slow Wi-Fi:

I think many people struggle with slow Wi-Fi. It’s not a major issue, but it’s annoying, especially if you are working and you have a time limit for a project or so. There are tons of reasons why the internet can be slow. Most common, bad signal. I just wait it out, but it’s the most annoying thing in the world.

It’s weird how the internet was created without the internet. Think about that.

Google:

Google. The place where everyone goes for help, but you never really know what’s true and not. If you Google that you have a headache, it comes up with cancer or some other life-threatening disease, which is definitely not always true. There are many websites with actual doctors talking about disorders, illnesses and more, but much of it is also fake. I don’t trust Google with my life, some people do, that will put you in a situation where you will have to choose between your doctor or Google or your parents or Google.

My opinion:

Overall, the internet is its own big world and completely time-wasting if you’re looking at the wrong thing. It’s always good to have your own time on the internet doing your own thing that you enjoy, but you can kind of consume yourself into the screen and come back hours later without not even noticing how many hours have gone by. I know that I can sit down at the computer to eat a sandwich and watch YouTube at 4 pm, and then, what seems to me 20 minutes, I look at the time and it’s 8 p.m. Trippy huh.

I would say that I love the Internet. It’s a very good distraction from what’s happening inside and around me. Sometimes it’s nice to just forget for a couple of hours and be happy by watching somebody else’s life or playing video games. I am grateful for the internet, without I wouldn’t even have this blog, I wouldn’t be able to share my musical talents and writing skills.

I would like to know your opinion about the internet, being the way it is, and if you have a specific subject that I could make an article about. I have been writing a lot lately, but I have kind of run out of ideas. I would love to write about something new.

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sunset!

I took this picture a couple days ago when I was out cycling in the evening. I thought it was quite beautiful, so I decided to post it. Not very interesting, but they go.

sunset
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