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Is the Internet Too Big?

Well, to be honest I'm not sure what 'too big' actually means.  I guess firstly, you would need to define what the internet is, define a metric, create a yardstick, compare the two, analyze the outcome, create some reasoning for your argument and so on....but that really isn't that interesting.  My thought was really around how do we, as simple human beings, consume, use and manage all the data thrown at us from the internet?  And really, is there two much data out there?

Think of the wave of truly internet ready sites that have become as common as sliced bread, the car and TV.  I thinking Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and more recently Twitter.  There are probably others that most people could not live without, but most people on the planet are likely to have heard of at least one of those 4, even if they'd never used them or indeed owned a computer.  They have become part of our working and personal lives.  We alter our patterns and habits around them, arrange socia…