10 Jun 2012

Things I Have Learnt from Using the Internet

  • If you search online hard enough, eventually you'll find it... except for solutions to some computer problems.
  • Whatever software or file you are looking for, there's a free version of it somewhere... be it legal or otherwise.
  • Take everything you see on the Internet with a pinch of salt. Some content requires bags of it.
  • Trolls are everywhere. It's how we deal with them that's important.
  • Do some research before putting up comments or posts that'd very likely make you sound stupid.
  • Online news sources can be, and usually are faster than television broadcasts or the same news. Whether they're reliable is a different matter altogether.
  • If I can't watch a live event on TV, the Facebook and Twitter feeds give decent accounts of the event that I can refer to!
  • There are online communities based around pretty much anything. Anything.
  • There sure are a lot of online users who are Forever Alone and/or friend-zoned...
  • It can be annoying to ask others to give you Likes or +1s or Retweets or whatever as though your life depended on it... who ever got a life-saving surgery because some user garnered 1000 likes on a photo on Facebook?
  • Online privacy is one of the fundamental things any online newbie should learn about. Then again we'd miss out on a near-inexhaustible source of humour...
  • The narwhal bacons at midnight.
  • Just when you think you've seen it all, the Internet gladly proves you wrong again and again.
  • As an extension to the above point, people can be stupider than you think is even possible.
  • Learning something from scratch is easy in this era where essential information can be so readily available on the Web. And it gets easier still with technological advancements.
  • Games! Games everywhere!
In summary,


...just make sure to stay away from the creepy dark areas.