Internet University

No, this post is not about Trump University.

Now that that’s out of the way…

I’ve noticed a trend, and bear with me on this one, because it might sound extreme, but…The Internet. Today, at dance class, when someone had a question about a samba step, our instructor said that she does it one way, but on YouTube you can see it done another day. When I asked some other people in class how they learned West Coast Swing so well, they responded “The Academy of YouTube.” And yes, I fully admit to using Google Translate to help me understand words in different languages.

But think about it. If you have an Internet connection, you have access to the equivalent of several college degrees:

For Classics, Project Gutenberg has tons of public domain books. Put that down for Literature, Theatre, and Philosophy as well. Didn’t go to cosmetology school? Beauty gurus exist on YouTube. Want to study historical films? Amazon Prime has that. How about discovering your inner Freud? Psychology Today. And of course, for current events and political science, there’s everything from Buzzfeed to The Huffington Post, and you can even cross-reference sources. There’s probably even more out there.

And if you want to get hazed by a fraternity, hey, there’s always Chat Roulette.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about student loans or course registration or segregated fees that go to constructing new stadiums and new condos for sports coaches…

That’s totally it. Colleges are a giant money scheme set up by football coaches. Illuminati, confirmed.

What am I doing with my life again?

14 thoughts on “Internet University

  1. This is so true! Everything can be learned now when you have internet connection. Every possible information that your looking for is just one click away but at some point its kinda scary because out of all those posts and info that’s out there we don’t know what’s actually true anymore.

    • It’s weird. It’s getting to the point, I believe, that curation is tight enough that certain sites that were once debatable, like Wikipedia, are more often than not factual.

  2. The “internet university” does exist! And I didn’t know about Chat Roulette until now. Btw, I haven’t received your second letter yet. I’m looking forward to it!

  3. Couldn’t agree more. When I received my bachelor’s degree next to several hundred, maybe thousand students with a 3.5 + GPA, and I had a C average, I really didn’t care. Right or wrong, we were still walking out with the same piece of paper. Since then, I’ve forgotten everything from college. If we lived in a society that didn’t think this paper (degree) meant smarter people, I would tell my sons to skip college….unless you are becoming a doctor or scientist then yes….go to college.

  4. The benefits of having the internet nowadays. Knowledge can be obtained with just a touch of the finger. But going to Internet University might not be a good thing though. There are lots of amateurs teaching things that they don’t necessarily have insights on.

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