It’s no secret I enjoy my time on the Internet. The Internet was made for me.
The big surprise for me is the remarkable education available on line. There has never been a time when so much information was available to so many people with so little effort!
There is access to every newspaper, every magazine, every fact, fable and lesson. If you’re willing to look it is here.
I have an insatiable hunger for knowledge. I read the web constantly.
There’s no doubt I visit some sites who political leanings match mine. I love Crooks and Liars, a left leaning political site with clever writing and video choices.
I visit Drudge a few times every day. The site upsets me. Its coverage is so unfair it is scandalous. It’s not how far right he is. It’s how mean spirited he is. The truth be damned… or at least the whole truth be damned.
Mostly I do what makes the web so powerful–follow hyperlinks. I often start on tech sites like Reddit, Digg and Hacker News and just roam.
I have listened to radio from small towns in Australia and followed political scandals in cities I will never visit. I have watched video of people unboxing and assembling their own computer systems and a zillion video tutorials.
Last month I read a long series of incredibly detailed posts recounting a train journey from Moscow to Pyongyang! It was done as a paying passenger on a line that neither Russia nor North Korea officially acknowledge as existing. It was only on the Internet.
Some countries see fit to filter and monitor the net. That’s wrong. They make believe it’s a benevolent gesture toward the sensibilities of their population. Please.
I’m a good searcher. People sometimes come to me to search for them. Knowing how to find stuff pays off for me.
If the Internet didn’t exist I’d have to go out and invent it.