Overall, throughout this module, I have learnt the importance the internet plays in our current society. As we live each day with the internet sometimes we forget to critically think about its existence and how it influences our lives.
Ever since I was young I have been using the internet, as a source to gain from, I use to play Barbie, Polly-pocket and MyScene games, now I use it to profile myself on each social media app that I use, I have a lot of friends that know my ‘internet’ self more than my original ‘real’ life self, which sounds crazy but the same applies for me too. I have become good friends with people just through Snapchat and Instagram just by their posts and what they say, but if I knew them in real life maybe we wouldn’t be as close as we are now. I think the internet is a beautiful creation by the human kind, however, it comes with a lot of trials, it’s another world, which makes it a place of ‘escapism’.
Everyone can not be trusted in the real world and the same applies to the internet. The film ‘Catfish‘ (2010) explores this idea that people can be lied to and made to believe what they see and hear, and these sorts of issues can leave the person with emotional, physical and mental issues and problems. The internet can hurt you as much as it makes you love you. It’s quite an up and down bipolar relationship.