The internet does bring people closer with social medias like facebook, twitter, and tumblr. However many people over the internet use it as a mask to allow them to say cruel and hurtful things to people for no reason other than the fact they can say and do whatever they want and get away with it.
The Internet is made for anything anyone can upload to it. Unrestricted, it promotes whatever is on its webpages to whoever is reading them. Whatever content is on most of the webpages is what the Internet is about, but people can choose what they view, and so it really becomes about what ideas people visit the most.