Did you know? The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.

Hello world!

Here goes a famous phrase which exists in about 7 million pages according to Google.

“Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!”

This is a great example to support the fact that free things in this world are often undervalued. Even though 7 millions is quite a small ratio (7%) when compared to 100 millions of possible WordPress installations (only those where WP is credited), it’s still not a small number. From this example alone, one can predict the growing number of parking only websites being made today. Domain names are cheap ($10/year), Linux based web hosting is cheap ($5-10/month), and there exist free CMS and blogging platforms (WordPress, Drupal and Joomla to mention only a few) that even a elementary school kid can kick off a website without much help.

What more? With the blessings of today’s “outsourcing” boom, you can have a so-called unique template designed and coded for your CMS for as low as $75. Well, that’s closely what many “entrepreneurs” publicly offer today in the online marketplaces like Freelance.com, oDesk and Scriptlance. It’s a shame and misfortune for all of us concerned. How can a programmer cover this? What’s the final result? “You get what you pay for” may explain the situation well. Unfortunate entrepreneurs end up with sub-standard, empty websites, and consequently they loose all of their interests in further investment (of money and time) on what they got in hand. Once again, they undervalue their initial investment which was highly affordable indeed. And thus we, the Internet citizens, end up with billions of aborted and forgotten websites along the Internet highways.

Making websites and e-mail addresses so much affordable might be a good thing – it helps rapidly expand the coverage of this emerging, dominating and profitable media. But, may be, it’s time to reconsider the cost we are paying by promoting this much junk content on the Internet. For our greater interest, it’s time for a U-turn towards a cleaner Internet – a better place to surf around, work and communicate.

Our “Hello world!” is not about a new beginning. Our operation starts here by inheriting a great deal of achievements made over the past few decades, and by realizing the mistakes early enough.

P.S. The facts and examples furnished above are solely for expressing the sourness of todays overall situation, with no intention to hurt anybody personally.

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