Literally Littered with Illiteracy

Written by Stephen Brennan

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All forecasts indicate huge increases inrepparttar level of activity onrepparttar 107995 Internet, from those who will use it to buy all manner of items, possibly eventually alleviatingrepparttar 107996 need forrepparttar 107997 giant shopping complexes we now have, torepparttar 107998 thousands (dare I say millions) who will be joiningrepparttar 107999 fortunate one’s who have been able to turn their home office and PC into a means to earnrepparttar 108000 weekly wage.

What then, of all these unfortunate young people in a world whererepparttar 108001 written word, once again, becomes as important as speech itself? How will they get on, what will be their lot in this Internet driven world ofrepparttar 108002 future? Dim to sayrepparttar 108003 least, I dare say.

In justrepparttar 108004 last five to ten yearsrepparttar 108005 way in which we communicate has undergone a huge change from telephone, telex (there's and oldie!) and letter to email. Anyone who goes to work in an office today, who doesn’t know how to use email, will be ‘incommunicado’. In fact, there are few who don’t exchange information, greetings and news in their homes among friends and relatives via email today. It’srepparttar 108006 simple, popular, cheap and secure way in which every type of communication takes place and what are we doing? Still turning out thousands of youngsters each year who have been short-changed by a system which has, albeit unexpectedly, left them unarmed, with no cover in an ‘illiterate no-mans land’.

There are some who have managed to come throughrepparttar 108007 ‘mill’ with a good degree of ability to express themselves withrepparttar 108008 written word, but I would hazard a guess that there are two or three who haven’t for every one who has. The crying shame is that it’s not their fault.

If we are going to give in to a world virtually (pun intended) built aroundrepparttar 108009 Internet, isn’t it a good idea if those in it are able to read and write?

Stephen Brennan is the author of "The Affiliate Guide Book" - The definitive guide to becoming a successful Internet Affiliate (at little or no cost). Available at He is also webmaster and content advisor for - Your Home Base Business and Affiliate Center -

Don't Let the Internet Overstimulate Your Mind

Written by Jesse S. Somer

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So what’srepparttar solution? Well, like all things in life solutions are often more simple than we could ever have hoped for. We just have to keep our eyes open to grasprepparttar 107994 answers that are presented to us as opportunities everyday. Make a note when you are feeling bogged down and tired and think about how much information you have tried to compute in that moment. Give yourself time limits and a designated number of searches and downloads for a day. You can learn to take more breaks and find anecdotal means to sift throughrepparttar 107995 information, or even block out allrepparttar 107996 stimuli in that break period. Gardening, meditation, stretches, breathing exercises, tai chi, yoga, cooking, sports, music…all of these are options to undertake when you want to get away fromrepparttar 107997 noise of too many ‘voices’.

The Internet is an awesome idea that has come to fruition. Like all tools and mediums of interaction it must be used mindfully, with care forrepparttar 107998 user as first priority. You would never use a power saw without gloves, boots, and ear and eye protection. You could lose a finger…you’ve heardrepparttar 107999 horror stories. Wellrepparttar 108000 Internet hasn’t really been around long enough for too many stories to be circulating, and I think its negative effects could be more subtle than my example, butrepparttar 108001 case at hand is that we must be very careful how we interact withrepparttar 108002 world around us. If we are all walkingrepparttar 108003 streets with giant nebulous nimbus clouds in our minds, there is bound to be trouble.

Jesse S. Somer, M6.Net Jesse S. Somer is an Internet writer who believes that the best ways to surf the Web are on the tiny ripples of a placid clear lake.

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