Have you ever thought about living without the internet in your life? In my case, the answer is “never.” I am using the internet everyday and at least seven hours a day. The internet is very useful because it gives a lot of information to me. For example, when I decided to apply colleges in the U.S.A., I had searched information about colleges in Wisconsin and finally I decided to choose the UWM. It was helpful because I could compare those universities’ advantages and disadvantages at my home in South Korea. However, for the most of my internet time, I just spend reading a lot of unimportant articles like entertainment information and visit my friend’s blogs. Same as me, I believe most people, who are using the Internet, are exposed to a lot of unnecessary information through daily web searching if they want or not. I think it is a really big problem because as Baxter’s wrote using Neil’s statement, “We have transformed information into a form of garbage” (Neil, p141), even though we find valuable information, it can be possible to deal with unimportant things. Now, I want to write about why we have to develop our ability to realize which information is more important than others. First of all, as I already mentioned before, there are a lot of information in our daily life. Secondly, we are losing opportunities to get our experience data because of those unnecessary information data and finally, in this information age, it is going to be a person’s strong power and ability how much valuable data you have.
"The virtuosi of knowledge, they are presumed to have-they do have-some authority because of what they know and what they remember"(144).
"A proliferation of information causes information-inflation. That is, every individual piece of information loses some value given the sheer quantity of other information"(146)
"Benjamin argues that the explosion of information in the Modern Age is denying us something precious: "the ability to exchange experiences."(149)