The Dark Side of the Web
I realize that a lot of the time, I write on this blog about the positive sides of the Internet, and how it’s changing arts marketing. I admittedly consistently extoll the benefits of the medium, and have looked away at most of the problems (except for spam).
Today, one of my staff members alerted me to this article, which is so raw in its description of the negative effects of the web that it stopped me in my tracks. I won’t reiterate what the article says, but suffice it to say, that it’s possible that if drugs and cigarette addictions were the addictive scourge of the 1950’s and 1960’s, and coffee in the 1990’s, the web itself may indeed turn out to be the next big addiction to worry about.
Read here about what’s going on in China, and how some teens are so addicted to playing games online they lose touch with reality.
Sound familiar? Scary.