Memes and Internet Culture are in fact creating a singularity. It is known as a technological singularity, states this video from the PBS Idea Channel. ***“Are Memes & Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? | PBS Idea Channel.” PBS LearningMedia, houstonpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/8d09c088-ffce-421d-ad5f-05a78e4f022a/are-memes-internet-culture-creating-a-singularity/#.WutXknkkvIV.
This article states that "The Internet isn’t one giant monolithic society, but it’s made up of many online communities." Through these communities people can make connections and even friends online. It's good for us to connect with others. It can promote positivity. *** Karmacake. “What Is Internet Culture?” Nat & Marie, www.natandmarie.com/what-is-internet-culture/.
This article written by Castells states that "humankind is now almost entirely connected, albeit with great levels of inequality in bandwidth, efficiency, and price." This can be very useful to society, which has a positive impact. *** Castells, Manuel. “The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective.” MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Review, 15 Sept. 2015, www.technologyreview.com/s/530566/the-impact-of-the-internet-on-society-a-global-perspective/.
This article explains that "American society as a whole...has become considerably ruder, cruder, less civil and more paranoid than it used to be."(Right Wing News.) The internet is to blame. ***“How The Internet Damages Our Culture.” John Hawkins' Right Wing News, 8 Feb. 2009, rightwingnews.com/top-news/how-the-internet-damages-our-culture/.
This article written by Castells states that "humankind is now almost entirely connected, albeit with great levels of inequality in bandwidth, efficiency, and price." This can be useful to society. *** gettheguyteam. “Is The Internet Bad For Your Social Life?” YouTube, YouTube, 5 Apr. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9nmemwrCWM.
This video explains that people are negatively affected online because of "trolls."(PBS Digital Studios) Trolls may view themselves as a part of a subculture to internet culture. They make fun of others and some jokes are even made about people who have killed themselves. This can have a very negative effects on people. ***“Bad Behavior Online: Bullying, Trolling & Free Speech | Off Book.” PBS LearningMedia, houstonpbs.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/8b2f9e45-dccb-475e-8b3c-845c96f25d21/bad-behavior-online-bullying-trolling-free-speech/#.WutZf3kkvIV.