Persuasive Essay About The Effect Of The Internet

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ost journalists would agree that cyberspace is not everything it could be, but Andrew Keen, a veteran of Silicon Valley, goes further. He says it has become a dangerous place for everyone except power-hungry capitalists and snooping governments and the rest of us are its victims. His book The Internet Is Not the Answer with its comprehensive and forensic examination of how the Internet is doing bad things to our lives, is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of communications and journalism. In an interview with The Guardian Keen underscores how the net’s free for all culture, including news, has caused havoc in the creative industries. There were promises that the Internet would come up with solutions for the crisis that has overtaken people in publishing, music and entertainment, but 25 years on nothing has emerged. Not surprisingly the book is causing a stir. In the spirit of Monty Python, someone might be tempted to ask What has the Internet Ever Done for Us? And the answer is a lot. It has revolutionised the way we communicate, it has brought the world closer together, it has given us easy access to a multitude of sources of information and transformed our approach to health care, education, politics and shopping. What more could we ask for? But although the Internet, together with the World Wide Web, personal computers, tablets, and smartphones, has ushered in a mighty communications revolution, and one of the greatest shifts in society since the dawn of

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