80 Quotes on the Power of the Internet

Take a look at these interesting, exciting and hilarious quotes about the Internet!

The Internet, the digital home of planet earth, reminds us of how ideas and technology can create global phenomena.

According to Datareportal, as of January 2022, there were 4.9 billion internet users worldwide, which is approximately 63.2% of the world’s population.

This statistic highlights the massive impact the internet has had on the world, connecting people across the globe in unprecedented ways.

Roughly 6,500 languages are spoken today on planet earth.

The internet represents the first time in modern history where humankind has had a global language and a platform where every single person can send and receive energy and information.

For those who remember the world before the Internet, things have changed.

For those born into a world with the Internet, the sky is the limit.

Young people across the planet are using the internet as a resource to reshape the reality they live in.

How do you use the internet?

Is it just for communication or entertainment or to complete business?

Have some fun as you check out these quotes about the Internet.

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Internet Quotes on How it Changed Humanity

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, 60% of the global workforce will need to develop new skills in the next decade.

This is due to the impact of technological changes, including the internet, on the job market

1. “The Internet gave us access to everything; but it also gave everything access to us.”- James Veitch

Internet Quotes on How it Changed Humanity

2. “You are what you share.” ― Charles Leadbeater, We Think: The Power Of Mass Creativity

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3. “It is the greatest truth of our age: Information is not knowledge.” ― Caleb Carr

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4. “Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.”- Kent Conrad

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5. “If my generation is remembered for anything, it will be as the last one that remembers the world before the Internet.”- Lev Grossman

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6. “A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet.”- Marc Andreessen.

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7. The Internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society.”- Noam Chomsky

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8 . “With the appearance of communications networks and interconnected computers, we got the world wide web, and it changed the lives of most people, I think.”- Marvin Minsky

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9.“Don’t you think dreams and the Internet are similar? They are both areas where the repressed conscious mind vents.” ― Yasutaka Tsutsui

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10. “Now, with the Internet, you’re either five years ahead or you’re five years behind, and the music game is catchin’ up right now.”- Pitbull

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Internet Quotes About its Limitations

According to a study by the University of Oxford, the internet has facilitated the spread of misinformation and propaganda.

Misinformation and propaganda have led to increased polarization and distrust in institutions.

11. “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”- Neil Gaiman

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12. “The ‘Net is a waste of time, and that’s exactly what’s right about it.” ― William Gibson

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13. “Any idiot can put up a website.” ― Patricia Briggs

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14. “Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” ― Douglas Adams

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15. “I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can’t really put a book on the Internet.”- Ray Bradbury

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16. “Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet.”- Gary Kovacs

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17. “Nowadays, anyone who cannot speak English and is incapable of using the Internet is regarded as backward.”- Al-Waleed Bin Talal

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18. “I am all for everyone having a voice; I just don’t think everyone has earned the microphone. And that’s what the Internet has done.”- Aaron Sorkin

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19. “The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.”- Andrew Brown

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20. “Lacking editors, reviewers or critics, the Internet has become a wasteland of unfiltered data.”- Clifford Stoll

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21. “The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything – reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate?”- Umberto Eco

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22. “The Internet can empower groups whose aims are in fact antithetical to democracy.”- Evgeny Morozov

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23. “Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet.”- Vinton Cerf

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24. “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” ― Jefferson Bethke

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25. “Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly. ” ― Roger Ebert

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26. “The Internet is a big distraction. It’s distracting, it’s meaningless; it’s not real. It’s in the air somewhere.” ― Ray Bradbury

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27. “Social media people, would emotionally blackmail you in doing what they want, not what is right. They will hate you. Label you as an enemy, hater or bad person. if you don’t respond the way they want to or if they can’t manipulate you.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos

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28. “The internet is just a world passing notes around a classroom.”― Jon Stewart

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29. “If you’re insulting people on the internet, you must be ugly on the inside.” ― Phil Lester

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30. “If you strictly want something not to get on the internet, do not keep it on your phone.” ― Abhijit Naskar

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31. “The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.”- James H. Clark

32. “I wish I knew how to quit you, Tumblr.” ― John Green

33. “The web is more a social creation than a technical one.”- Tim Berners-Lee

34. “Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it.” – John Green

35. “The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” ― Esther Dyson

36. “Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” – Edward Snowden

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37. “If television’s a babysitter, the Internet is a drunk librarian who won’t shut up.”― Dorothy Gambrell

38. “What organized dating sites fail to understand is that the people are far more interested in what they don’t say about themselves.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

39. “I’m on the Internet. I stay informed. They let old people on the Internet, you know.” ― Stephen Emond

40. “That would make my job much easier. Unfortunately, the internet is like an elephant: it doesn’t forget.” ― Leila Sales

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41. “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”- Mitch Kapor

42. “The internet: always proving that you’re not quite as special as you suspected.” ― Robin Sloan

43. “Just move to the Internet, it’s great here. We get to live inside where the weather is always awesome.” ― John Green

44. I guess the Internet and the power of people finding things out for themselves is great.” -Butch Walker

45. “The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people.”- Tim Berners-Lee

46. “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”- Eric Schmidt

47. “The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.”- John Perry Barlow

48. “Information flow is what the Internet is about. Information sharing is power.”- Vinton Cerf

49. The Internet is the most effective instrument we have for globalization.”- Milton Friedman

50. “One of the Internet’s strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data.”- Jared Sandberg

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51. “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” — Bill Gates

52. “You know, the Internet’s made us more aware of what people think about us.” — Robert Smith

53. “The Internet is used as not just a tool anymore but as part of our daily makeup. Almost like oxygen.” — Torron-Lee Dewar

54. “The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, people without lives.” — Dave Barry

55. “Internet has made the world a small town again.” — Ana White

56. “People live too much of their lives on email or the Internet or text messages these days. We’re losing all of our communication skills.” — Tracy Morgan

57. “Without the global reach and open technical standards of the Internet, the Web could never have proliferated as it did.” — Katie Hafner

58. “People who have so much of their personality invested in the Internet can’t really survive as whole individuals without it.” — Mark A. Rayner

59. “By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.” — Vinton Cerf

60. “There was a time when people felt the internet was another world, but now people realise it’s a tool that we use in this world.” — Tim Berners-Lee

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61. “As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.” — Noam Chomsky

62. “All I know is that the Internet will transform the world.” — Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

63. “Of all the arts, for us the Internet is the most important.” ― Tamerlan Kuzgov

64. “The internet was crucial for our success. It is a great thing. It is a big democracy because people can choose what they like.” — Stjepan Hauser

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65. “The Internet turned everyone into an entrepreneur.” — Anthony Pompliano

66. “The internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years.” — Rupert Murdoch

67. “The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.” — Dave Barry

68. “The internet is the great highway of the modern communication, free and independent.” — Ktya Pujals Chamma

69. “The Internet is by far the most important innovation in the media in my lifetime. It’s like having a huge encyclopaedia permanently available.”  — Richard Dawkins

70. “It’s worrying to think more than half the world’s population lacks internet access and therefore lacks an equal opportunity to improve their lives.” — Richard Branson

71. “Obviously the Internet makes everything easier – you get people’s addresses and so on and everything seems much more accessible.” ― Lynne Tillman

72. “I think my generation was one of the last to remember the first days of the internet.” ― Visionist

73. “I think the Internet and technology in general has changed everything. We can see it overseas even more with the Arab Spring and so forth.” ― Jane Fonda

74. “Net neutrality has been in place since the very beginning of the Internet.” ― Al Franken

75. “The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone.” ― Al Franken

76. “Today, it is clear that Internet organizing is vital to our future success.” ― Martin Frost

77. “The Internet, which seems now so embedded and personal and crucial to our lives, isn’t at all – we really shouldn’t think of it that way.” ― Louise Erdrich

78. “I think the Internet is the single greatest revolution to come around in a long time. It’s so convenient, it’s frightening. I can definitely see why some people don’t leave their house anymore.” ― Bruce Campbell

79. “Thanks to the internet, I buy lots of music, but thanks to my easily distracted nature, I forget about half of it!” ― Al Murray

80. “It’s getting harder and harder to know, when you find things on the Internet, what you can believe and what you can’t.” ― Daniel Levitin

What did you learn from these internet quotes?

As we enter 2022, it is almost unimaginable to think of a world without the Internet.

Many argue that it is a human right for all members of the earth to have access to the internet.

We live in a globalized world where the Internet is built into the daily lives of many people.

How do we consider maintaining that balance with people and cultures whose reality is not heavily shaped by the Internet?

Today it connects computers and businesses, people, government schemes, lives, and stories worldwide.

It is interesting to think about how only four decades ago, the idea of the internet was not something the average person could even conceive.

It is exciting to think about where humanity will be four decades into the future from now.

What will our internet look like then?

Just how far can our creativity go?

How much more will we have integrated and streamlined its potential?

Only time will tell.

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