How The Internet Has Impacted Our Lives?

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:

Impact of Internet in Life

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:

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?

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COMMENTs ( 14 )

  1. Kavya Hari says

    Hi peter, today most of the peoples will getunlimited benefits from the internet like online shopping, online tickets and so on. Please don’t think its disadvantages because it has the worth full advantages are there. Think it positively

  2. Vijayraj Reddy says

    health wise it has been bad for all the users who use internet for more hours and don’t exercise daily…

  3. Himanshu says

    internet can be disease and cure at the same time. For example Facebook is a disease leading people to cut from interacting in the real world. Google can help you get a lot information in the comfort of your home.

  4. abhi says

    we may not interact ever if it is not there. It really hide the boundaries. We don’t know every one used it for odd or even but hope all are try to use it to learn new stuff which can lead new innovations.

  5. Usman@FirstHosting says

    The communication thing is really good because my teachers told me that in their time they send letters abroad and these letters are first getting read by post person, and there is no privacy at all.

    now its very easy to send message to abroad, easily by sending email and its very confidential way, because only wanted people can’ve access to the wanted document.

  6. Manish Singh@TechRecall says

    Internet has seriously impacted my life…I was nowhere 2 years back and my life has taken a U turn. I used to blog then got hired and earning 350$ a month…at the age of 19 :)

    Internet rocks man and online shopping is my favourite thing..I can buy anything sitting infront of my PC

  7. Seenu says

    No doubt Internet has changed our lives. If Internet has halted for 1 day in any county that may incur millions of dollar loss to that country. One example recently we have seen is egypt.

  8. Brand Guardian says

    Really an informative content to look at.. Definitely, re tweet it for more readers. Internet has become really a part of our lives. As mostly most of the things are doing through internet nowadays.

  9. tushar says

    i think it is not the problem of internet. It is on our mind how we can use it. The user will decide that whether he want to make the right or wrong use of this super tool.

  10. Anoop Sudhakaran says

    I agree with Mani Vishwanathan Internet has far more convincing pros than cons! After all if Internet would not have been there we would not be reading this blog post. :D

  11. Mani Viswanathan @ DailyBlogging says

    Everything in life has pros & cons. Even Internet does have them. But I feel the pros are far more than their respective cons.