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Though people tend to think of the modern Internet (i.e. the commercialized version that started in the 90s) as "the" Internet, the Internet itself had been around in some form or another for far longer. The Internet and modern Internet in particular has revolutionized computing, communication, business and the exchange of information.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 It became a lifestyle The 'net is awesome but so is the real world
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3 Advertising It's becoming too cluttered with it
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4 1990s Critics who blamed TV now blame the Internet!
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5 Charging for what was free e.g. Radio broadcasts of out of town MLB games
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6 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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7 Too Much Porn The majority of the users have been on the net for
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1 Overall, it is better now with the lack of pop-ups and well implemented antiviruses. There are aspects I miss like how it was not overtly dominated by a few sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc) and that specialised sites were not crushed into obscurity. However, with Blackboard it has improved a lot. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on September 22, 2013, 10:56 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I think what boned it for me was how cultural the internet became. When it was simply a tool for finding information online and interacting with people through the use of E-Mail and later instant messaging. I was content with the idea of e-mailing and IM, and what entertainment we had with flash sites and small videos that weren't plastered everywhere. Now the social networking bubble has completely busted wide open over the past few years. MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc made everything what we already could do before, un-necessarily easier. Especially Twitter, when it's just a site revolving around a status bar box with less of a character limit than YouTube's comment box alone. I missed it when the Net was so much simple. All you needed was an e-mail address or a screen name and you were good. Now people these days live on Facebook at the thread of their lives. And lots of things focus too much on how to get to Facebook/Twitter faster than actually implementing useful things to the Net. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on September 22, 2013, 7:19 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 ParkerTillman nailed it. I'm already paying for internet access, I'll be damned if I pay to access individual sites on top of that. It's insulting to me that any site would consider itself so special as to charge for people to see it anyway. There are MILLIONS of sites, get over yourself! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:31 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I think it boned when sites and companies began charging for content that had been free. We have seen this happen with MLB radio broadcasts and many news publications. It's almost impossible to find an old news story on the internet anymore without being asked to pay for it. Why should I pay for news that's 30 years old? Classmates is another example of a site that overplayed their hand with this. Even reverse phonebooks charge money to find out who's calling you now. In short, when it changed from an information superhighway to an information toll road, it boned. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 @Pelirojo. That would require logical thinking, something the Government never can do. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on January 30, 2012, 6:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 If the US Congress wants to get serious about the 'Net, how about putting forth bills punishing spammers, virus senders, hackers and, especially, laws with teeth re identity thieves? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 28, 2012, 10:00 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 When it went from casual hobby to full-time lifestyle. Too much Internet is just like other bad habits, like too much junk food, too much TV, too many video games, etc. It's unhealthy and can cause problems. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on December 1, 2010, 4:18 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I would also complain about how too many people go on their computer all day and rarely go outside anymore, but if I did, I would be a hypocrite. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on December 1, 2010, 10:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 When they killed Geocities. I miss the neon pink screens with flashing red text. Everyone was a star on Geocities. -- Submitted By: (LoriV) on November 12, 2010, 10:36 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I'm glad I have an ad-blocking extension for my browser. -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on November 9, 2010, 10:45 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I'll agree about the ads. I can't watch a gameplay video on Game Anyone? without an ad popping up during the video. Some of them don't have a means of closing the ad, so I'm forced to watch with some of the action out of sight because of that ad. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 9, 2010, 9:11 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 These online advertisements are just better mice built against better mousetraps. They created pop-up ads. Pop-up blockers are created, so they find a way to override the pop-up blockers. I'd say the worst aspects of the internet are viruses, bots, spyware, and other nasty things that can infect your computer. And cyber-bullying. And online pedophiles. Parents really need to monitor what their children are doing online. Alas, there are enough irresponsible parents out there to allow such tragedies to take place. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 9, 2010, 8:44 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Even though I'm an internet geek, I can definitely say that it's becoming cluttered with ads. They're even worse than TV ads. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on November 9, 2010, 1:12 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 The internet is for porn! -Avenue Q. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 30, 2010, 10:33 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 The Web has started to bone with things the the corporate rape of classic sites like the Scottish Site and many others when the content was destroyed for raw hits and advertising. Hopefully the people can save what made the net cool to start with. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 11, 2010, 8:28 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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