Did the Internet change society? Or did society change the Internet?
We know for sure that technology is making a huge impact on our lives, but what impact are we having on the Internet? The Internet provides speed, convenience, and efficiency, but are our lives being dominated by technology because we allow it to be? Social networking websites, social media websites, search engines, and so many more are consumer-based. We’ve all had to adjust to websites changing their layout or format, but this is because the website is adjusting to its consumers. Websites that aren’t consumer-friendly or appeal to the consumer lose viewers and, like one of previous posts on this blog mentioned, AOL is one of those websites that are losing profits. With mobile phone technology advancing, many websites are coming out with mobile-friendly version of their webpage that is easy to navigate.
The question of whether the Internet changed society or society changed the Internet is just about as relentless as the question of whether the chicken or the egg came first. But in good fun and out of curiosity, what do you think?