Eighteen quotes and testimonials about the internet have been compiled from sources such as the New York Times, Internet Association, CRN, Spark, MakeUsOf, Input, Internet Society, Financial Express, Medium, and MBird. Testimonials and sources have been provided in the attached spreadsheet.
- In our initial search for internet testimonials, we found that most research provided in the past 24 months is focused on how people view specific internet providers. In addition, there are several research studies done on the usage of the internet, perceptions of the internet, and devices used to access the internet. However, through all of these resources, we were unable to find quotes or testimonials due to the nature of the research. We then shifted the focus to find data on how people felt about the internet. We found that a lot of the data published recently was about the Covid pandemic. We provided a mix of testimonials of how the internet has helped people stay connected during the pandemic as well as general testimonials of how the internet helps people stay connected in general. After an exhaustive search of news publications, media publications, expert databases, quote databases, blogs, magazines, research studies, reviews, debates, and general forums. We were only able to provide 18 quotes. This is due to the fact that this is a very broad range of search. In order to provide more quotes, the search would need to be narrowed down to specific types of uses on the internet, i.e. video chat software, social media, forums, telehealth software, etc.