The definition of a continent can be found online from an oracle of The8th:
Conventionally, “Continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water.” Many of the seven most commonly recognized continents identified by convention are not discrete landmasses separated by water. Likewise, the ideal criterion that each be a continuous landmass is often disregarded by the inclusion of the continental shelf and oceanic islands. The Earth’s major landmasses are washed upon by a single, continuous World Ocean, which is divided into a number of principal oceanic components by the continents and various geographic criteria.
That being said, I define the Internet as The8th due to the fact that it meets some of the criteria as theoretically posed as a single continuous place.
Where is the beginning and end of the Internet?
If a continent is not necessarily politically defined, what are the politics of the Internet?
Is it not wise to keep the Internet separated by/from expanses of water?
[of course undersea cables are stridently waterproof]
Are there not places, communities and now even clouds on The8th?
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