It is not really surprising any more that many people take the Internet for granted. It has over the past 20 years completely taken over many aspects of our lives and now it just feels like it has always just been there. The amount of information out there is simply staggering. Kids today have no idea what it used to entail to look up information. Using Encyclopedias, going to the library. It is a foreign concept that looking up and/or finding information on any topic was work. But now it is right there, at all times, at your ready.
So, why is that these days, people seem reluctant to use the information. To search and verify before reposting a story or meme? The information… the facts.. are there. Easily available. So why can’t people be bothered? The information is right there.. for free! Think before you spread rumors or take a stance against something that is not real.
So what about you? Do you double check information before you repost the latest meme or story?