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.
Online shopping has close to removed the middle man which has meant that the products we buy can now be bought at much cheaper prices. The internet has brought on the power of online shopping and auctioning with people all over the world, a change to the conventional ways that we have been following to buy things.
Is it all for good?
All these changes can often lead to this question – is it all for good? The internet has changed the way we do close to everything, and with people questioning what their lives would be like without it, it makes us wonder, what negative effects has the internet had for us.
It’s become quite obvious that people spend hours upon hours on the internet and this could have some serious health effects; people have often died from spending days in front of the computer. On a lesser note, there are things like back problems and eye sight problems that can also develop but people don’t want to talk about; or people becoming so attached to the internet that they no longer socially interact with the rest of the world. All of these problems have developed with the rise of the internet – so aside from all the great things the internet has achieved, there still these things to look out for.
Do let us know How Internet has changed and impacted your life?