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Facebook In, Post Office Out
The internet seems to be one of the most used creations in the contemporary world. And Mark Zuckerberg is the creator of the site that connected millions of lives across miles.

Thanks to Uncle Mark that a mother in Sagada can now conveniently talk to her son in the United States in unlimited time. 

Thanks to the known Harvard University drop-out that an alumnus in Baguio City can chat with his favourite teacher-whose name is Joseph Caligtan- in Sagada without going to the phone booth in a stormy night.

Before the internet dominated man’s lifestyle, everyone contacted his loved ones through sending letters. 

Egyptian pharaohs scribbled their messages for their warriors across the Shara desert on barks of trees. 

Igorot parents received letters from their children in the city about the tuition fee rate and the need to pay P150 for a tool called “synonyms”.

That time, the words “chat” and “mates” were still two separate single words. The most interesting expressions then were “Pen Pal” and “Love Letters”, especially for sweethearts.

          And when the internet reached civilization, everything changed. No more letters were sent using the Postal Office. “Post man” became an obsolete name and no child even knows what a stamp is.

          The internet provided an easy way to communicate with loved ones in the Atlantic while in the Pacific. Today when a mother needs to tell something to her daughter in Afghanistan, she logs in to Facebook or MySpace or Google Plus.

          But more than the easier and the cheaper life internet is giving are horrible incidents that corrupted many families. 

Since connecting to people is as easy as pie, some people send fraud emails to steal money from the careless ones. 

Others hack accounts to abuse people. Some married people became unfaithful to their partners.

          The rise of the internet is considered development- benefits that come with responsibilities. 

Facebook may be free to use, as promised by Uncle Mark. But every user must bear in mind their responsibilities to keep all private things private and to be careful at all times.

Christian is a Marketing Communications practitioner in Quezon City. He is an Igorot from Sagada, Mountain Province. To get in touch with him, please shoot an email to christianaligonow@gmail.com.

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