Without a doubt, the internet has changed many lives in more ways than one. Letters that used to take months to be delivered by regular mail can now be sent and delivered in a split second through email. Instead of just talking on the phone with loved ones in distant countries, you can now have a video call over the internet – and it costs even less than a local phone call. If, in the past, you had to physically knock on your neighbor’s door to make friends, now you can meet and make friends over the internet. A lot of people have developed long-term friendships online and meet personally years after they’ve first made contact over the internet.
However, like almost anything on earth, the internet does come with a few issues. Although the internet has made communication with others faster, it has become little bit more impersonal; video-calling is done so frequently the joy and excitement initially felt when faced with the prospect of talking to family and friends has diminished; and as for making friends online, sadly, most people would rather cultivate online friends instead of caring for off-line relationships. Of all three, the latter is probably the aspect of the internet that brings the most danger.