It was interesting to research what people think is going to become of social networking in the future. While I read this article, it was very interesting seeing what predictions have come true, and what still is yet to come. The article was written in 2010 and thinking back, a lot has advanced since then. One thing that Mark Suster, the man who wrote this article, mentioned was that social networking is soon to take over everything. Well now looking in the past tense, it has. Businesses do everything via Internet from virtual group work, meetings, emails, etc. Schools have even turned all to Internet. People shop, communicate, date and do their banking on the Internet.
Although I would definitely not say that this is a bad thing, I do not think that is particularly a good thing either. The problem with the Internet is that it is not entirely accessible or reliable. For example, when one person hacks the ASU website, it throws off all of the students and professor’s schedules for at least a week. Students cannot turn in assignments if the Internet is out, then things get frantic because they are afraid to be marked off. On the professor’s side of the situation, they can never truly tell if Internet problems are an adequate excuse for late assignments or etc.
People rely on the Internet for their whole entire world. I went on vacation for five days out of the country and hate to admit that I felt frantic when I did not have phone service and when my twitter, Facebook, MyASU website etc. would not load. This feeling makes me more stressed out than having everything at my finger tips because I am used to that. It hindered my vacation because I kept wondering what was going on in the “real world” and what I was missing out on. Now, I have never labeled myself as one of those people, but I am being honest. I was affected.
The Internet is everything today, and forever. There of course will be advancements in the technology, but as of now, it is everything. I already feel as though the Internet has taken over everything, but I am sure, as is Mark Suster, that there are still more spaces for the Internet to seep into. The filtration of Internet and social media into our daily lives has only begun…