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The Death of the Internet

In IT news on September 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been troubled by what I’ve been hearing lately.

This summer, in an interview with London’s Daily Mirror to promote his upcoming album, Prince was quoted as saying, ‘”The Internet’s completely over… “[It’s] like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated.”‘ – NYDailyNews.com

And last night on my drive home, two local disk jockeys were discussing the relevance of the internet. Making a valid point, the show’s host exclaimed that he could only take so much LOL cats before it got old and that the news on the internet isn’t really news, rather a pseudo-news utilized to attempt to keep a news outlet a household name.

Is it true? Has the internet become a haven for self-promoting businesses and personalities to stuff as much useless information as possible down own throats or is the internet still a place where people can find news, entertainment, and information relevant to their lives?

I would argue to say that Prince is wrong – the internet isn’t dead.

You can’t compare the internet to the death of MTV, especially since MTV is still alive. Yes, the television giant has reformatted its 1980s lineup from a majority of music videos to reality-based television with very little time assigned to music videos as of late, but that doesn’t imply that MTV has died.

And while you may not be able to kill the internet, the ability to ruin it is still out there. A barrage of videos like Sioux City Officially Ruins the Internet could do just that.

What do you think?

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