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Old January 28th, 2013 (5:57 PM). Edited January 30th, 2013 by twocows.
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"X, but on the internet" has been this thing since the internet became popular. The answer to any of these questions about whether it makes a difference is almost always "no." "The internet" is as varied as the people who make use of it. And much like it is offline, who you choose to surround yourself with plays a large part in your thought process. And when you're talking about any gathering of people, online or otherwise, there's always one thing you must remember about those people: "its just like it is with the stars: there are bright ones and there are those that are dim."

Edit: I guess I should actually bother reading the first post. Having access to more information doesn't make us dumber, it just makes us smarter in different ways.
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