New arena for discussing in 21 century: Internet

World popularities are approximately over 7 billion. If we look at the internet usage around the world: approximately over 3 million people are internet users who 70% are using the internet every day. The number of internet users has grown by over 566% since 2000. Internet users use internet for research, banking, shopping, meeting people, information about health, making travel reservations and looking for jobs. Social networking users spend an average of 3,2 hours each day. Worlds the biggest social networking site is Facebook which has over 1 billion members. Youtube is ranking second and Twitter is ranking third (More Than 2 Billion People Use the Internet, Here’s What They’re Up To, May 9, 2013, The Cultireist, http://www.thecultureist.com/2013/05/09/how-many-people-use-the-internet-more-than-2-billion-infographic/, visit date April 26, 2014). In this case, Facebook can be called worlds third crowded country. (Doganata, Yurdaer, Izmir University, 2013) According to wordpress.com data, over 409 million people view more than 14.7 billion blog pages each month. Blog users produce about 44,5 million new posts and 56,7 million new comments each month.
Datas are shown that all people can not come together but all people who use internet can discuss, share or react something on the internet. Hence, internet is the important platform for the alternative media. It can be called “New arena for discussing in 21 century”.
Information pollution, illegality, problem of law can be seen on it. But it is the free platform for sharing experimenting, expressing thoughts and discussing. Therefore, some countries, like Turkey, occasionally totally or part of internet is being banned for their citizens. But according to Yurdaer Doganata who is Research Staff Member, IBM Research that it is not possible to completely ban the unmanaged Internet access from a single source.
Internet is hard to get in under control. The great masses can be mobilized by internet. Occupy demonstrations, Gezi and Ukraine sample are shown that internet will be more remarkable than today in the future. Internet will consider by decision making bodies of governments in the future.