Every technology brings with it benefit and bane.
Take blogging, for example:
Benefit: Anybody can start a blog, and broadcast to the world their opinions, insights, wisdom or foolishness.
Bane: Anybody can start a blog. Anybody.
At first, new technology is cool and shiny and interesting and fun.
Then the asstards show up, and things become a little duller, more mundane, grimy. Sigh.
Take this blog for example (note the 'About this Blog' in the upper right hand corner, and be sure to smile for the security cameras), complete with sycophantic suck-up employees and official Type-1, supercharged bullshit injector. Read the comments, as many as you can stand - it's an interesting cross section of teh batshit crazy and Attention Deficit Disorder.
Yeah, and you thought the chocolate chip pancake wrapped heart-attack on a stick caused bloating, gas, and cramps...