I guess the internet can have a lot of positive and negative influences on people generally depending on how they use it. Overall, from a societal standpoint i believe it is. I think Obama wanted to ban porn at one point. I'm not saying the internet is a bad thing at all. I have had bad experience with a ''troll'' online. I had to take action in the end. I'm not big on social networking sites like facebook, as i believe it opens up negative traits in people. I don't think removing facebook would make a difference if a few people are causing trouble. I guess it wouldn't be right to remove facebook for that reason alone. Hey, it isn't Mark Zuckerberg's problem. I think people use facebook just to connect with others, and are very naive when they post certain personal information. My dad has facebook and all he wants is to contact old friends. Unfortunately, I have had to warn him not to post too much personal information on the website. Another social networking site which secrets have been exposed is [deleted]. The owner of the site owns many porn sites, and regularly wants underage girls to get naked. Which is why he made the site in the first place. As he's getting hardly any revenue, or exposure. The only major person they've had on [deleted] was [deleted]. Every day on [deleted] you will see underage girls go on there in abundance. I guess that's the way it goes. Let's have children go on webcam and talk to random strangers on the other side of the country. And what's with all the ''trolls'' now on all these social networking sites. Broadcaster Richard Bacon from the UK, not so long ago had a torrid time with trolls on facebook. His son killed himself over facebook abuse. Unfortunately, Richard posted a memorial on his son. And he then got more abuse from the trolls. I had to deal with a troll once, as he posted my information and pictures he got from facebook onto a website called [deleted], which had a load of indecent images. I had the fbi remove it. The troll then called my house and little did he know i have a box which can track withheld calls. I traced his number, and give it over to the police. They found his address, caught up with him and give him community service back in 2007. The guy had the audacity to go back onto the social networking website pretending he was in the police. If this happened today he would get atleast 90 days in prison. The internet seemed a more cosier place back in the day. I guess it isn't anymore.