What is the good effect of the Internet to our social lives? This is for my debate so please?

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The internet really helps me to see other people's view points on various topics. In my social life offline, I only communicate with like-minded people in regards to religion, politics, etc. The internet really exposes me to the views of people who have completely opposite experiences from my own. It has helped to broaden my knowledge on many topics.

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The Internet gives wide access not only to information, but also to people's experiences. For example, I'm visiting a mountainous village in Greece soon, and there's no way I could have learned about other Americans' experiences there so easily as I have through the Internet. To me, that's the real value of the Internet: being able to "talk" to folks across the globe about thier own experiences, thoughts and opinions.
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The Internet is a good way to find lost friends. I found my childhood best friend on Facebook just a few months before she died. I was glad we got to reconnect, if ever so briefly, after falling out of touch and each always wondering what had happened to the other.
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Just a few examples:

  1. Instant access to information formally found only in libraries and texts.
  2. Instant exchange of information as a much quicker alternative to snail mail and the telephone.
  3. Internet business and employment opportunities (such as eNotes). 
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