Evil communications corrupt good manners, according to the Apostle; who was on that occasion perhaps not only an Apostle but a Prophet. For his remark was a pretty precise prediction of the problem of the modern world. I mean by evil communications what are commonly called good communications. I mean rapid communications, efficient communications, elaborately organised communications, communications by petrol and electricity and machinery which go to every corner of the earth. And in every corner of the earth today, we can see them corrupting good manners.
—G.K. Chesterton, who was also perhaps a prophet on that occasion - given he was writing in 1926, long decades before the internet made his words truer than ever… (via johnthelutheran)