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Examine positive and negative impacts of the world wide web on American culture. Examine positive and negative impacts of the world wide web on American culture.

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Many have written about the positive aspects of the web, but there are also many negatives. Let me list a few of them.

First, because of instant messages, emails and other forms of web based communications, people are feeling a false sense of community. What we need is more face to face time. In addition, the web allows people to create a world for themselves. Again this is a false sense of community.

Second, there is a lot of unlawful and ethically dubious things on the web, which can taint young minds and lure people into dangerous situations.

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On the whole, I like the Internet, and most other forms of technological progression, but as a high school teacher and now pre-school mother, I can't help but believe the Internet is somewhat responsible for the decline in teaching and learning the basics: reading, writing, and arithmetic.

I have to be honest, I'm not terribly keen on elementary school computer class.  I'm simply not willing to admit that technology is necessary at that age, nor...

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