Common Mythconceptions about the Internet









  Myth
The internet is for people with money. I hear about
E-commerce all the time, but I don't even have a credit
card. I can't participate in that kind of thing.
Fact
Though commerce does flourish on the Net, there are
plenty of free things to do. The internet can be used to
find out about important services, voice your opinions,
talk to people from all over the world, or just have fun!

Myth
Alright, I understand that there's a lot to do on the
internet, but it's just too complicated for me to
understand. I'll never learn how to get around!
Fact
This web site contains enough information to make you
internet savvy. Just look around it to learn how to do
almost anything you want to do.

Myth
Ok, so there is free stuff out there. But I want to have
my own web page. I know that that's not free.
Fact
There are places where you can get your own web
page. Just see the links on this site to go to them and
learn more about how to construct them.

Myth
To do the cool stuff, like set up a web page or get
email, I have to have my own computer.
Fact
There are places to get free email that you can access
from any computer. And web pages can be built from
anywhere, if you know how. And this site teaches you!

Myth
If I go on the internet, people will be able to track me
and get information about me that I don't want them to
have. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING ME!!!
Fact
You can use the internet while remaining anonymous.
While this may limit your options in some areas, there is
still a ton of stuff out there.

Myth
This sounds interesting, but there's nothing that can
really help me on the internet.
Fact
The internet can be an amazing tool. It is a vast
information system that can be used to find almost
anything you want to know, if you're willing to look hard
enough.
 
 

Bibliography

Project Site, Honors Composition 102, Fall 1999

Project Site 2, Composition 102, Spring 2000

1999-2000 Clemson University First Year Composition
Dr. Christine Boese, assistant professor

 

 
           
   

 

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