Few people stop to realize the enormous impact the internet has had upon our lives. A short decade ago, we could not possibly have fathomed the extent to which we would rely upon our online connections. Once the exclusive domain of the young and tech-savvy, the web has become an equalizer among age groups. Schoolchildren research homework assignments. Great-grandparents research health plans. Indeed, our lives have become richer because of our ability to expand our world online.
Below, we’ll provide a short list of four activities that millions of people enjoy on the internet. It is a reminder of the many ways our lives have become more dynamic as the result of enjoying a window to the world from the comfort of our homes.
Connecting With Friends And Family
It is easier than ever to stay in touch with friends, family, and acquaintances from across the globe. Email has largely replaced the phone as the main means of communicating with those who live in other countries. Meanwhile, social networking sites have created a platform on which members can reconnect with old school friends and long-lost family members.
Keeping Up With The World
The news cycle was once on a 24-hour rotation. Today, news is reported every minute. Events transpiring in every pocket of the globe are broadcast online, and can be read within minutes of the actual event occurring. No longer are we forced to wait for television broadcasts or the following day’s newspaper. Our home internet connections serve as a ramp to a limitless supply of continuously-updated information about world events.
Reviews Of Movies And Restaurants
Movie and restaurant reviews have always been popular with film and food enthusiasts. The challenge was uncovering a review that matched our interest. Today, you can find reviews online for any movie or meal you’re considering. There are hundreds of websites that are dedicated to providing critiques from professional critics as well as the public. Would you like to know if that new Italian restaurant in your city has tasty dinners? Your broadband connection holds the key.
Planning vacations on the web has practically become a national pastime. Millions of people sit in the comfort of their homes and virtually travel to lands they dream of visiting. Within minutes, you can buy your plane tickets, reserve your accommodations, and make reservations at top-tier restaurants near the hotels at which you’re staying. You can compare prices between lodgings, read reviews written by other travelers, and plan the entire affair without leaving your seat.
There are dozens of ways in which the internet has left a permanent mark upon our lives. Stay-at-home moms write blogs about their experiences; consumers research products before deciding upon a brand or model; others look for advice or entertainment. It is reasonable to assume we cannot fathom where our broadband connections will take us over the next decade.