The latest word magazine has a feature on the best and worst things about the Internet.
Everything you'd expect to be there is there. Of course, the good things are pretty obvious:
Email. Bittorrent. Music Blogs. Facebook. Flickr. and Google. Of course Google: "Passes the test of the truly essential world changer, which is that you don't even notice using it but if it disappeared you'd feel like you'd lost a leg."
But it's the bad things that are far more fun:
Adobe Reader: "All we want to do is read a PDF but this horrible, needy piece of bloatware keeps making you quit all other programs while it updates itself."
I'm a Mac, I'm a PC: "Unfortunate side effect; made Macs look a bit smug and wanky."
Myspace: "Nobody over 13 has any business there."
Bands' Websites: "Fansites, done for nothing by mad people. beat them hands down pretty much every time."
and my favourite, probably because it's exactly where I find myself quite a lot of the time:
Information Anxiety: "You find yourself sweatily wondering if there have been any developments in the news while actually looking at the BBC news website. This is not a healthy state of affairs."