Most people these days have become heavy users of the internet; and I guarantee that you wouldn’t be reading ShoutMeLoud if you weren’t. It’s been an awesome technological advancement that has revolutionized the way that we do things. The internet has certainly impacted our lives, and the way we did things in the past is now different to this day; most people cannot even live without it, nor could know a life that did not have it. Here are some of the ways the internet has changed us, for the better and for the worse:
We can communicate instantly:
Years back the main form of communication that was used was physical letters; often taking a week or even two to have them sent to someone and expecting a response, even longer. With the invention of the internet came email and instant messaging, which meant people could send and receive things instantly, changing the way we communicate with each other. All those direct contacts with people, the hundreds of emails or Facebook updates we get each day would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the internet – now we live in a much more connected world.
Search things instantly:
Remember about 20 years ago when the only way you could find a piece of information was to go to an encyclopedia… I don’t. But that’s only because I’ve grown up always having the internet; but it doesn’t mean that this wasn’t the case. With the advent of search engines, meant that people could find out information on any topic, instantly. Now we have access to a huge collection of resources always; which has changed the way we view information.