Anytime you hear people who don’t know squat about the internet talking about the internet, you’re sure to get two things: First, they’ll say “surfing the web”, a phrase I’ve never heard uttered by anyone who actually “surfs the web”, and secondly, they’ll say that anyone using the internet constantly runs across sites about child pornography, bestiality, how to make a nuclear bomb out of lawn mower parts, and other blights on society. I’m not denying such sites exist, but in six years of using the internet and WWW now, I have not once stumbled across such a site on accident. No, I’ve never gone on purpose either so keep your comments to yourself. Has anyone else had this happen to them? Have you ever been looking for a good site telling you what to do with leftover cucumbers and found some horrible site instead? Or is this whole pitfall as overrated and sensationalistic as I suspect?
“I guess it is possible for one person to make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”