The internet is a double edged sword as it allows for dissemination of knowledge hitherto kept aside however also acts as a means of people venting frustrations alone , in a digital world that for the most part is never seen by those who can or woukd do anything about it.
In times gone by people had to meet in person to achieve anything of importance regarding their futures and they didnt get to gas off on the internet and dissipate thier energy.
The web has been a disaster for political change. Its worse than the TV in many ways , as now it isnt just programming from one direction into a home its also social pressure from associates , work , future employers and so on.
The more technology humans have access to the less free we have become , anyone who lived prior to the internet being the means of social gathering would see what Im saying there.