The government promptly took the Internet and made it into a communication device. It didn't work very well, seeing as it was made to be a fishing net. A very clever fishing net. Then smart people got a hold...ahold...is there a space there?...anyway, they got a hold on the Internet and made it into a very clever communication device. It was released to the public a million bajillion dog years later.
People proceeded to use the Internet as a fishing net.
The Interwebs is now used for the betterment of ordinary people around the Earth. The content made available by the system ranges from lol cats to serious news, to dark and creepy things. Mostly, us ordinary folks simply ignore the news and bad stuff, and gather all useful information and knowledge from the lol cats, social networking arenas, and other hilarious resources, like Illogicopedia and Uncyclopedia. These are the things we thrive on.