As is symbolicallyillustrated in the cartoon, a large number of people are surfing on line withina stretching spider web, either to entertain themselves or to meet the work'sneeds. Unfortunately, it seems rather ironic to presentpeople separated from each other by the spider web when they attempt tocommunicate. Undoubtedly, the spider web serves as a symbol of Internet, both connecting peopleand isolating them from each other.
Themetaphorical and impressive portrayal has subtly revealed the duality of therelationship between man and Internet. On the one hand,there is no denying that Internet is currentlyone of the most efficient media used for interpersonal communication. As acollege student, I get on line every day to discuss news with otherpeople on BBS, to study English by registering for web courses, to chat freelythrough MSN Messenger with my friends. But on the otherhand, a good many people admit that they are too much addicted toInternet to maintain face-to-face contact withtheir friends and colleagues. Once indulged in thefictitious world, people feel reluctant to approach others and to concentrateon real life. That's why some people have lost the skill of direct contact andget alienated from others.
Hence,it is necessary for us to use Internet in areasonable way and restrain from overindulgence. After all, Internet is invented to connect you and me, and to bring conveniencesto our life rather than set a barrier to keep people beyond reach.