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What’s wrong with the internet?

28 Nov

I like the internet alot. I think it’s amazing. And convenient.
But, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s not perfect.

A few problems that I think should be corrected to make the internet better:

  • There are no ratings
    I think every website should be rated according to it’s content and language. And parents and schools should be able to set their computers to what level they want to allow their children to have access to.
    As it is, it’s too easy for children to view all kinds of unmentionable things.
    I suppose some people will read that and think “It’s the parents’ job to monitor what their kids look at!“…to which I’d say that’s precisely why I want sites to be rated—so I can monitor what my kids have access to!
    I mean, movies are rated for that reason. Noone expects parents to go to a theater and watch a movie so that they can decide whether or not to allow their kids to watch it! I think the internet should be rated similiarly.
  • Uninformed opinions posing as fact.
    If you’re not 100% positive of something that you’re writing, just say “I think…” or “Maybe…”! I mean when I search the web for the answer to a question, I’d like to think that the answer I find is correct and not the webmaster’s opinion. There’s nothing wrong with posting your opinion or observations on your site…but you should clarify it as such!
    For example, I saw a blog by someone who visited Japan and at one point he stated that Japan has no sales tax. This is wrong. Japan’s sales tax is currently 5%. I’m sure that he thought there’s no sales tax here because a few years ago it became mandatory for shops to show the after-tax price…so the cost on the price tag is the amount you pay.
    He should have either researched Japan’s sales tax online…or simply stated something like: “I think Japan has no sales tax“.
  • Unanswered email and comments.
    If you put your email address and/or comment section on your site…you should reply to every email and comment that you receive! As soon as possible. Especially if you’re a company!

Just my opinion.

On a different note, Guns ‘N Roses, the American rock ‘n roll band that was immensely popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s, just released a new album after seventeen years!

I believe that the only original member in the current line-up is W. Axl Rose, the vocalist.

The name of the new album is “Chinese Democracy“.


If they released this album in the early ’90s, soon after their 1991 two-album release (Use Your Illusion I and II), it surely would’ve been a big hit.

But I wonder how relevant Guns ‘N Roses are now.

Anyways, I read online that the Chinese government was upset with the title track and removed it from the pressings of the album in China…and that the Guns ‘N Roses website is inaccessible there.

Also, the American soft drink company, Dr. Pepper®, had a campaign that was if the Guns ‘N Roses album “Chinese Democracy” is released before the end of the year 2008…they’d give a free Dr. Pepper drink to every person in America. And, according to this website, they did it!
Did you live in America? Did you get a free Dr. Pepper?