Today at work I was in the middle of using GMail when the site stopped working. Perplexed, I tried refreshing a few times and got a "could not connect" error. Think something was wrong with my internet connection, I went to Google.com to see if that loaded, and sure enough, no dice, it too was down, however, my connection was fine. Naturally, I THEN came to Newsvine to see if anybody else had noticed this and NEWSVINE was down!
It was at this point when I stared blankly at the screen for a few seconds not sure what to do that I asked myself: Are we waaaay too dependent on the internet? It sure seems like it, but it also seems like a product of necessity as well. The internet goes out for a few minutes or hours and we sometimes scramble like chickens with our heads cut off.
What do you guys think? Personally, I'd say we are (He said as he tossed aside the paper he bought when Newsvine and Google were down...)