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I do use the internet for web surfing but I do have many japanese penpals I email to so I guess I use it more for emailing.

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other = porn? lol

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mechadamuramu

Could be,but might also be equally mind (& body) damaging things like reading & posting to JT.

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where is the porn option?

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Porn.

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The Internet is where I get information that is seriously lacking in the mass media, which have proven themselves countless times to be biased, dishonest, and misleading. I just can't believe how many really screwed up people there are who believe everything the TV, newspapers, and governments tell them.

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I just can't believe how many really screwed up people there are who believe everything the TV, newspapers, and governments tell them.

Or the Internet, for that matter. The Internet isn't exactly a untainted bastion of biase-free truth either. For anyone who believes it is, I've got a spiffy bridge for sale . . . If you're interested. :D

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LFRAgain, I agree, my guess is that at least 95% (99%?) of what is on the net is crap, much of it on purpose to mislead us or discredit other sites. Those who put so much effort to mislead us with the MSN will of course also use the Internet to mislead us. You just gotta know where to look. The MSN has demonstrated itself to be dishonest and misleading, I have often found them to state the opposite of what I believe to be true. There are many very important truths which are never brought up on TV or newspapers.

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sabiwabi at 04:58 PM JST - 26th January

“I have often found them to state the opposite of what I believe to be true”

And that is the criteria you use to judge what is honest & true on the internet?

Wow!
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news, porn, JT (as its absurd), CNN, Email, Travel and porn, & beheading videos.

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Come on, where is the option "For business and work"

Moderator: Then you click Other.

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I look up myself. I'm famous.

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getting my TV shows!

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grafton, lets just say that I now have a much better understanding of what is happening around me, such as the current financial crisis, Israel/Arab conflicts, Iraq invasion, ... If I continued to rely on MSN, I would still be clueless. Its sometimes difficult to determine what is true on the internet, but eventually if you are capable of critical thinking you can figure out what is legit and what is not.

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Where's the 'All of the above, and then some' button?

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should scrap this poll, too many big categoties in the "other".

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Agreed other is everything else, porn, games, downloading, skype whatever doesn't say anything.

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Well at least porn can be into the "Web-Surfing" section. And Skype has such low bandwidth needs that instead of watching a 15 seconds movie from youporn.com, you could chat all day - so it can't be the main consumer.

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sabiwabi at 11:28 AM JST - 27th January

“but eventually if you are capable of critical thinking you can figure out what is legit and what is not.”

But doesn’t it follow that you would be approaching every subject with your own prejudices that have been built from selective viewing of information that you agree with? What you agree with is comfortable & easy to accept, but to some degree this in it self becomes the trap that leads you (us) into simply reinforcing our closed thinking. To what extent is the internet changing what we believe?

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bishamonten, I'm sure many fall in that trap. But I am certain that if you rely only on mainstream sources, you will never understand what is truly happening, you will be misinformed and mislead. Critical thinking is very important.

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Internet is where I can post comments and read news. I can read 1000s of newspapers of world on any nation,I can also post comments in many comments section.

I can read comments from all over the world. Really best form of eduaction in the world, is via internet. You can also watch youtube cyber tv and other livestreams of many nations. I like posting and getting feedbacks from my posts. You can do research on any subject in biology,physic,chemistry,history,engineering,just name a subject it's on the net.

More pages are being build up to tune of billions of pages. Looking for the day when google says we have hit 1000 billion search pages.

Imagine in just ,one page any broadcast channel, can live stream a TV/radio channel or movie channel or education channel,how many channels of TV/Radio, the future people, will have in all nations. World is becoming a smaller and smaller village among all english reading people via cyber interactive news and cyber TV/Radio channels.

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corrections- eduaction should be spelt education. Edu-action or education, the more education-education-education action on net, the better.

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But I am certain that if you rely only on mainstream sources, you will never understand what is truly happening, you will be misinformed and mislead. Critical thinking is very important.

It doesn't sound like you are merely suggesting "critical thinking". Rather is sounds as if you are suggesting that if people do not read what you read that they are incapable of critical thinking.

The point is that with the internet anyone with a connection and a keyboard can become a "journalist" and "report" the world as the see fit with no connection to reality neccessary and no requirment to actually describe factual information.

However, I think that the amazing access we have to all kinds of information is, in the end, a good thing. Someone in a desert in Africa can listen to Japanese radio live. Someone in Japan can listen to Iranian radio live. We can read news as it occurs and react to it when it took our ancestors weeks or months to even know about such things. It is just important to think about where the information is coming from and whether it is truly credible or not.

All in all, the internet is a wealth of information and it can also be a lot of fun, too.

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Internet is for the wealth of talents out there to showcase themselves and a lot of fun from all. This is what we all should use the internet for. The talents we expose ourselves with,is enourmous via audiovisual libraries,audio libraries,internet radios,internet TVs and via numerous billions of web pages.There is no boundaries in nationalities,race,creed,languages,skin clour or anything else on the internet. It may be best tool to unite the world.

Learn and educate ourselves from enormous talents available via billions of webpages in the net. There is unlimited talents in writing,in music,in singing, and every kind of talents.

People should start to develop their talents, for whatever their talents is via internet.Barrack Obama became leader choice via the 10s of million views from net. The next president also should only be chosen via internet views only.

This shows the future of internet for future leaders,musicians,writers,film makers,song composers,singers and for any other talents.

Our talents and knowledge if useful,will become useful and be passed to next generations easily this way, via internet libraries.

Never know who might get very rich starting from scratch via internet.

It the internet,is like driving,you fear your first thousand miles, after that millions of miles journey,is smooth sailing.

Internet is good tool to conquer our fears about anything in the universe. After all no one can be harmed by a web page,it is just a page after all.

Different taste for everyone ,according to their preference for taste, in web pages,music,news,radios and television channels.

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The point is that with the internet anyone with a connection and a keyboard can become a "journalist" and "report" the world as the see fit with no connection to reality neccessary and no requirment to actually describe factual information.

Very true, that is why I wrote "my guess is that at least 95% (99%?) of what is on the net is crap, much of it on purpose to mislead us or discredit other sites." However, it is clear that with MSN, anyone with good language skills can become a "journalist" and "report" the world as their boss see's fit with no connection to reality neccessary and no requirment to actually describe factual information. And since all western MSN is controlled by just few like-minded people, we all get the same news with the same agenda. Most people capable of critical thinking have realized this already.

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lessee, web surfing, email, other. watching movies sometimes.

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sabiwabi,

The really funny thing is that in the past when you have suggested some of the questionable websites you say you go to for information and I have looked at them, I am amazed at how almost every other questionable website features the exact same information with the exact same wording and spelling mistakes (if any). So, I am convinced that what you are reading is the result of the same exact agenda spread around to a bunch of like-minded sites. Not exactly 'critical thinking'...

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Where's the button for people to select "porn" I would assume that would get over half the responses, I guess "other" will have to do.

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I am amazed at how almost every other questionable website features the exact same information with the exact same wording and spelling mistakes (if any).

Making stuff up again?

I guess "other" will have to do.

Badge213, yeah, I guess that's "other"; but its quite strange that "work" and "porn" end up in the same category!

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Making stuff up again?

Never have made up stuff and never will. However, the fact that you asked confirms you don't actually read the stuff you claim to be reading.

BTW, there probably in the same category for people who work in the "industry", ne?

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Education - I get alot of info everywhere I go. My for fathers would have loved this!

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So far everyone who has said education has, ironically, spelled something wrong in their post.

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phooks at 07:53 PM JST - 31st January

Which just goes to show the need.

Or should that be "witch"?

Oh dear, ware is my dicktionharry? I no, I'll use the intarnet.

This being JT there are a lot of Americans here & American spelling can seem a little odd to those that have had an English education. It seems to be different from state to state.

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