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I agree that the Internet can make a positive difference, though would like to add a point about the influence of social media. On some, such as Facebook and Twitter, many people tend to post only an edited (and positive) version of their lives and that can easily give the impression that they're having more fun, more friends and better lives to someone who is already feeling down and vulnerable. Even if one is aware of that the impression may be difficult to avoid and ignore. On Audioboo, at least, moods come across very well through people's voices.
A good boo to balance out the argument - I would say you put your finger on it when you mention 'control; it tends to be when one gives control to the internet that the real harm can be done. Sadly, it is often too easy for a person in a vulnerable state to give control to nefarious elements, which makes it all the more valuable that there are wonderful, kind and caring people around in places like Audioboo to make a positive difference to lives. So amen to your closing words - elegantly put.
I have had serious depression in the past and theinternet did me nothing but good.I mean, if it makes one depressed then you know, don't go on it :)
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