The Internet: A Good or Bad Thing?

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If you plan to work in the media industries and want to research the market, you have to understand that you need to be skilled and experienced. The sector's skills involve learning about the web and its interactive content. We are all international students here, but if there is one common language that we speak, it has to be the web language.

Don't agree? Look how much time we spend online- and that's including the time we spend on the many social networks. We are constantly online taking pictures or filming and uploading our creative work on the web. We have become skilled in the filming and photography industries. We design blogs on multiple platforms. We've all got production skills and creative talent owing to the Internet. But is that a good thing?

I have got to be critical of the web.

Firstly, the Internet has given us common skills that will make it hard for us to market ourselves when wanting to apply for a work position. Also look at the amount of time we spend on the web. Facebook won't give us our educational degree for posting statuses online. Londoners are also addicted to Twitter and spend countless hours on the social networks even during university times.

Despite this, we think of the Internet as a useful tool, serving as a huge database to find articles to help us write essays.

The Internet is constantly changing alongside the continually developing technologies. Can we conclude that the only thing we are currently learning is how to keep up with the changing technologies? We've got to stay creative and innovative if we want to prove that we are unique.

On the other hand, the web is a great tool to build up a strong network. Also, everything is available on the web and it keeps us constantly informed on every subject of our interest.

What do you think of the Internet? Do you think it is a good or a bad thing?

Manuela Constantini is a French student currently studying for a degree in Communication Studies at the University of East London. Read more posts by Manuela here.

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