Yes, the Internet is full of trolls, 87% of people on the internet are assholes and many people (especially women) suffer from online harassment. And, yes, getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant (Mitchell Kapor).

But, think about the kids in Africa, they'd prefer drinking from a fire hydrant instead of being always thirsty. And then, it's good that we have that much information.

However, the Internet is just awesome! Maybe because I'm a white male programmer and I don't feel threatened, abused and harassed, because I know how it works and because I know how to select and filter the information.

There are so many great sources of free and valuable information: Wikipedia, Quora, Coursera, Wolfram Alpha, Khan Academy just to name a few. There are so many very good blogs and Youtube channels like Oliver Emberton, Vsauce, Veritasium, Numberphile, PBS Space Time, etc.

It just always amazes me. There are so many highly intelligent and talented, smart and creative people on The Internet. And they do great things that you can use for free and they're ready to help you. My laptop is running Arch Linux - a Linux distribution with a very good and extended wiki. The Linux kernel is was first written by Linus Torvalds and now runs a great part of the devices connected to the internet. This blog is proudly published with Ghost - a free blogging platform written in Node.js. The theme I use for the blog is a modified version of the Ghostium theme, which uses tools and components like Grunt, jQuery, Font Awesome. You may be using an open-source browser like Firefox or Chromium.

We live in a true golden age, where we can find all the information we need with just a click. We can improve ourselves. We can become better at our jobs. We can become smarter. And all this fast and for free with the help of The Internet and The Web.

The next time you open your browser and open a web page, just remember to appreciate how amazing The Internet is!