I can remember back in the mid 90's telling my parents the internet was a huge encyclopedia of information that would help me with school. And while I was being honest, I also had a hidden agenda to watch porn. What underage teen wouldn't be excited over the inernet sensation that provides free porn? And it seems all our parents bought it. When the internet began we used it for 3 things; e-mails, information and...well... porn. Then Napster was formed and we discovered a way to download songs for free. Some might call this the beginning of the end. From there, the internet became better and faster as we moved away from dial-up. Today, we use the internet for social networking, free music, free movies, free TV, MMOPRG's and other gaming, shopping, forum discussions, e-mails/messengers, and... well... porn. We still use it for information but it seems our encyclopedia on the web has become wikipedia; a site where anybody can say anything about anyone or anything. Which doesn't make it as reliable as looking something up in a book at your library before the internet existed. Before napster, we had to pay for music. You wanted that new Nirvana album or new 2Pac CD you HAD to buy it. Maybe you still pay for music today but you don't have to. People like myself save money by downloading it for free and perhaps I'm part of the problem. Our music today sucks IMO, I feel it has gotten progressively worse over the last decade. Could this have to do with the fact we don't pay for music anymore? The same can be said about streaming/downloading movies and TV. How many of you have complained about movies losing their ability to tell a good story and focuses primarily on state of the art CGI? How many of you are sick of Hollywood remakes? Could our "stealing" be a result of poor movies every year? Some say social networking has become a huge waste of time, while YouTube meme's have turned people into one hit wonder stars (just like when Bart Simpson became the "I didn't do it" kid). People are getting 15 minutes of fame and we're constantly looking for that nest fad of the week. TL;DR What are your thoughts on the internet? Has it gotten out of control? Does it encourage narcissism? Is it responsible for our horrible era of music? Do we really need THAT much porn? Is Wikipedia a joke? Discuss.