As mentioned in the previous posts, many users of the Internet often use popular search engines like Google and YouTube to become educated about the world around them and the happenings of societies daily life. It is very contagious to have the intention of researching one topic, like Beyonce’s newest track, and find that fifteen minutes later, you are watching a dance choreographed to that song at a studio in China. Having the availability and convenience of information at our fingertips shows a sign of growth and transformation in our daily routines.
Because of the fast-paced, easy to view option for obtaining information, we have the opportunity to better appreciate and take advantage of the technological world. Our creative minds can work harder at pushing the envelope and we can better compete with others in our field due to the exposure of the internet. An individual who may normally not be able to afford a singing lesson can conveniently go on the internet and find dozens of videos and clips that teach the basics of vocal performance. This new availability should not be censored and be seen as a crime. It should be broadened and expanded to improve the creative minds that exists in all individuals.
Although SOPAs intentions for protecting the rights of original work may be seen as what is best, there needs to be an analization of the good that comes about from sharing art with internet users. Perspectives are broadened and knowledge is dispersed throughout society no matter what the subject or what search engine is used. Instead of considering the act of sharing as an illegal activity, it should be embraced as a way to report and preach the media that is present.
I am Stephanie Villano, a sophomore here at Rutgers, and am studying Economics, Dance and Business and Technical Writing. I am an avid user of both Facebook and Twitter; and find despite the convenient use for procrastination, these two networking sites bring me information and keep me up to date with what is going on around me. Because of my busy schedule, I do not have the time to sit at home and watch the news to learn about current events. Thanks to Twitter, I become aware of what is going on within minutes of its occurrence. I find this extremely amazing and would like to learn more about other networking sites, like Google +, that offer both a social aspect as well as a database for users to remain in tune with society.