Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction posted June 15, 2023 Chapters: 1 2 -3- 4... 

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Letter 3

by barbara.wilkey

I'm sharing stories with my granddaughters, now ages three and five as keepsake collection when they're older.
Dear Charlotte and Eleanor,

I've witnessed many changes throughout my life. I believe the one that's made the most impact on the world is the Internet.

The internet has both positive and negative effects on our society.
Some of the Internet's positive impact:

* provides communication

* easier business transactions

* quicker knowledge

* social network that crosses geographic and cultural boundaries

Most people take daily advantage of the internet but ignore the negative effects it can have on their life.

Some of the negative impact:

* addiction

* misinformation, anyone can post and share information without confirmation

* negative influence on personal and social behavior

* cybercrimes on the internet are a huge problem; it can ruin real relationships and families

* cyberbullying is a serious problem

* Internet sites selling our personal information

Lesson learned: Although the Internet has a lot of positive attributes and can make life easier, life is about balance. Put down your phone, disconnect from the Internet and enjoy the beauty of life.



Thank you google images for this post poster of prose and cons of the Internet.

As I edited this post this week I swear I rewrote it every day. I'm planning to hold this letter back until Charlotte is 14 and Eleanor is 12. I went ahead and posted it. I wanted to go into much more detail but need to keep these letters short because of space. I am attempting to stick to the suggested writing prompt and number of words. I've decided to add additional letters where I can go into more details.

As with any of my writing, I did additional editing as I posted. Every time I read my writing; I make changes. I'm never satisfied. Thank you for your help and idea.
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