• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Internet Generation

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

English Oral The Internet Generation The Internet. An already vast and ever expanding new dimension to the world we live in. It is out there in cyberspace that we can realise and fulfil our wildest dreams. The Internet or the net as it has become known to us is an immense space of, well nothing. Ask any teenager how to get on to this new age superhighway and they will gladly start to tell you about the numerous servers which allows you to logon to the world wide web. But ask them to explain to you exactly how this surfer's paradise actually works and they will give you an almost baffled expression and say 'well it just does.' So how is it that we have become so reliant on this virtual world without even knowing how it works? As with all things connected to computers the answer lies with speed. ...read more.

Middle

Without my three main time consuming activities I was lost. I had hours of free time which I usually devoted to sitting in front of my technological masterpiece. I was greatly astounded my incapacity to do work, I realised just how reliant I had become on computers. I had lost the ability to function without the guidance of my computer. Yet I am not the only one who appears to be suffering from this debilitating disease. Upon entering my local library I was confronted by an eerie silence interrupted only by the noise of buttons being pressed on a keyboard and the dull buzz of computers processing vast amount of virtual data. It appears that the library is no longer a necessity for research it is now instead a hangout for parts of the Internet generation who are not fortunate enough to have access to the net at home. Those of us without access to a computer have become social lepers. ...read more.

Conclusion

Why are we congratulating ourselves over the creation of such a huge global catastrophe? Why is it that people always fail to mention the countless number of sites devoted to pornography, violence and racist institutes such as the Ku Klux Klan? Surely there has to be something wrong with the fact that any child can now find out exactly how to make a pipe bomb over the Internet. I suppose it's all in the name of furthering society and of course technology. Well call me mad but after many hours of reflection I would rather not be associated with all of these new technological feats. I think that I would rather tell my grandchildren that I spent my youth really interacting with interesting people, actually visited interesting places and actually went out and bought all of those ridiculous fashion accessories. Instead of saying that I sat and stared at a screen for my entire childhood and experienced them in a realm of virtual reality. No, you can count me out of the Internet generation, I prefer to be a technological leper than a social failure. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Communications section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Communications essays

  1. ICT Systems in Everyday Life: Your Local Community

    EXPLANATION OF ITS USE: Digital cinema encompasses every aspect of the movie making process, from production and post - production to distribution and projection. While digital cameras are nothing new, and post - production houses have been using digital equipment to edit and master movies and animation for some time,

  2. SK-II has already established as a leading brand within its' skin-care industry. By empowering ...

    The newest product picture is shown here to attract visitor. 3. "SK II Logo" & "Member Login" field for member to login to a tailor made page for different member according to the "CRM" system. 4. After visitors click the "Video Demo" button and show markup demo video stream for visitor.

  1. ICT in society.

    Evaluation of VHS/DVD for use in the Home: In the home VHS and DVD provide good entertainment value, they are both provide a wide choice of different forms of entertainment. VHS VHS is now a very dated method of home entertainment.

  2. Electronics & Today's Society.

    It is like a library right in you own home! Of course the Internet has some bad effects, for example you can now buy a lot of products on the Internet, not only can you do it from the luxury of your own home, but most goods are cheaper than high-street stores.

  1. OCR GCSE Business & Communication Task 7 Report

    I wanted to learn from this task how to effectively communicate towards a client with an informative letter, including statistics and many presentational devices. Whilst doing this task, I am also associating with many tools within the used programme which I can then use as experience for future tasks.

  2. This report gives the clear idea about current statistical situation in e-learning trends.Task 2 ...

    35% Collaborating with colleagues on the job 18% Asynchronous e-Learning 17% Monitoring from experts outside of a formal classroom 4% Synchronous e learning 3% Other The Guild survey shows that top three modalities for leaning flash among the respondents are self paced and each could be considered a type of informal learning or learning on the job.

  1. My research concerned how the Internet could be used to help people who were ...

    It was obvious from the postings that these messages and newsgroups were depended on by many women. The two message boards which were based at www.ukparents.co.uk and http://groups.msn.com/WomenandAbuse/general.msnw and newsgroups at yahoo named "womenfightingdomesticviolence" and "Domestic_violencesurvivers" were paramount instruments in my research, as these showed how women communicated and used the Web.

  2. ICT Final Project (complete)

    It will include the main input area, where the user has the required forms to collect the user's data. Worksheet 2 - User information Database This worksheet will be the page that user's data is logged to when the 'make order' button is clicked.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work