One of the things I love about the internet is the people I meet, for example C lives about 250 miles away from, yet we talk most days, sometimes its just inane chatter, other times, its that sort of chat, which can lead me away from depression.
M also lives about 200 miles away and yet she is always at the end of messenger, a lot of my friends are like that, live very far away and yet are always there.
There is a bit of friendly banter that goes on, mainly about my baking. We all have different views and yet can debate respectfully enough with each other.
This is why, when I can do without a phone, tv and dvd player, I don’t think I would be able to give up the internet.