bq. I’ve been hearing the same sentiments by a lot of people over the last few months in different types of language. Some say “The Internet is Shit”:http://www.internetisshit.org/. Some others say that “Virtual Community has died”:http://theworkfoundation.co.uk/pdf/William_Davies.pdf. Without wanting to doubt the good intentions and aspiration of all the people who want to make more of the world in which they live, I can tell you right now why the internet matters and why it is not shit. While it’s true that people around the world are lamenting that there’s not enough of ‘precisely the right kind of information’ to finish their term-papers, the internet is more important than that.