Why the Internet is Good for World Peace

In the movie Miss Congeniality, an undercover FBI agent is advised to answer “world peace” in reply to a pageant question about what this world needs. Each contestant before her does exactly that, but when the FBI agent, played by Sandra Bullock, is read the question, she replies, “that would be harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.” When the audience stares blankly at her, she quickly adds, “and… world peace.” The audience goes wild.

Today is September 11th, a day that is forever different for those of us in the United States since the terrorist attacks. It seems appropriate then, that the
Social Network to Promote Peace
has selected today as the start of 10 days of blogging for peace.

The Internet actually seems like a nice place to start because it makes this world a smaller place. In fact, it’s right in the name: world wide web. Through blogging, I have been able to connect with individuals in other states and in other countries, across county lines and across oceans. I can share thoughts, pictures, and experiences with people I would otherwise never know.

Though Internet experiences may not actually bring world peace, they do allow us to come together in peace.

Learn more about the Peace Blogs effort and how you can participate.

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