I have to say that I am controlled by the internet and I don’t care if it unites the world. The article How the internet is uniting the world reminds me the power of internet and I suddenly realize that I usually spend around 10 hours in the internet everyday.
Well, the example at the beginning of the article is really impressive. This story spread the world rapidly and I remember that I was in China at that time and this story was included by Weibo (a Chinese microblogging website, akin to Twitter)’s popular topics for a while. Exactly, today’s internet and social media platforms can easily help people, do charity and gain attention. However, it controls my life! It is controlling people’s lives. And it is hard to say that is good or bad.
I usually wake up at 7 am. and then find my phone, choose a song from iTunes and then get up to wash my face and brush my teeth along to the music. And then I update my Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Weibo while waiting for the bus. When I am at campus, I need to log in and see my instructor’s blog because her lecture is on her blog. Then I get homework. I do research online. I find material online. I complete my paper and I should turn it in online. I go back home finally. Take a rest and see if there are any new songs are released in iTunes by the way. Later my mom contacts with me by snapchat and then we connect our FaceTime. I cannot imagine my life without internet, computer and smartphone. And I bet many people cannot neither.
The internet is uniting the world. Most of countries have their own social media platforms, which are similar with each other. Many impressive stories were about how people use the power of internet to help people or how adopted children find their biological parents by the power of internet. Lots of people care about hot topics, hashtags or popular readings online. The power of internet is huge and it is still increasing. It helps people. It unites the world but it also controls people’s lives. Perhaps we should also see the harmful part of internet that include internet violence, cyberbully and addiction as well as the time we have spent in the internet every single day.
I am going to take some time to enjoy the sunshine and the nature.