Yes you can meet some weirdos online, but hey you can in person to . Yes I have seen lives brought together by the net. I have also seen them destroyed. I can’t even count how many relationships have been ruined by online romances. People leaving loved ones behind for an online romance.
People can also get sucked into the net sometimes it takes the place of an offline existence. Instead of doing day to day functions they spend their time online. Instead of spending quality time with those they love they spend their time surfing the net. Their online time takes consumes their lives.
Of course we have heard the stories of the ugly online. Murders, rapes and pedophiles top the list.
I can not tell you about the ugly without telling you about the worse thing I have ever witnessed online. I am very active on twitter and was witness to a tweet that chilled me to the bones. It was from a mom and stated that her son had fallen in the pool, please pray. There were so many sending prayers, unfortunately the little boy passed away. And that’s when the ugly started. Even through all the tweets of condolences there were those cruel people who wanted to blame the mom. At a time when she should have been been able to turn to her online friends she had to choose to stay away because of the cruelty of others.
I guess what I need to say is the net opens a whole new world to you, Proceed with Caution and it can be a wonderful experience.