To what extent is the internet an effective tool in making the dissemination of

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To what extent is the internet an effective tool in making the dissemination of information symmetrical versus asymmetrical? Is there such a thing as information overload?

Feb 26th, 2015

Well if you think about it, in places where information isn't readily available and equally available to every person  then it's easy for certain people to have multiple advantages over others, whether that's an oppressive government, or an oppressive economy. The internet basically provides everyone who has access, virtually unlimited knowledge. So if you want to know something, you can pretty much find it, even if you can't go to school or college or pay money for training courses or whatever. There is such a thing as information overload, because there is so much information available on the internet, that a lot of it is just repeated over and over again, which makes finding other information kinda difficult. There are so many places you can find things online that you actually can't find anything at all.
That's like if you were to go to a grocery store, with thousands of smaller stores inside it selling different but the same things, and you're looking for the answer to a question, so you stop by one stand which points you in a direction, and then you stop by another to point you in the right direction, and so on. You can walk down the aisles of the store for years and never find what you're looking for. That is information overload.

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