In 1991, the World Wide Web became live and our lives would never be the same.
Today, apart from food, shelter, and water, the internet has taken its place as one of the basic necessities of human beings. We use it mainly as a form of information storage and means for communication. It enabled us to communicate with our loved ones from a distance and even makes it possible to space in real-time while in the comfort of earth.
The Internet has open a lot of possibilities and opportunities for humanity. It expanded our horizon and broke human limitations. It enabled us to go forward with the future. But more than just a means for communications, online dating and gaming, the World Wide Web, can better our personal life.
Here are a few ways to make the most of the internet in our life
People need to stay inspired in order to find passion and drive to live. It keeps our hope and paints our lives with emotions. Because of the Internet, video sharing websites were in evidently born like Youtube. And websites like these are full of inspirational videos. These inspirational videos not only keeps boredom at bay but it can also effectively help us expand our horizon, learn about culture, appreciate art and feel emotions. In short, it can help us feel cultured and well-traveled.
We don’t have the time and money to travel all over the place for seminars and conferences but that does not mean we can’t experience it. The Internet is full of websites, software and applications that can keep us informed. Apart from traditional news publications joining in the new movement of digitalization, there are many other organizations that shares information, share opinions, and can shape our way of thinking.
If you want to see a different perspective in life and hear insightful opinions about current issues in our society, you find a good documentary or docuseries. You can find those on any streaming device.
Snail mail is out, email is in. Gone are the days where you need to wait days even weeks to receive response and correspondence from other people or companies. Today, the Internet enables us to stay connected with the means of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are different platforms catering to different forms of media but the bottom line is that they were created for communication and creating community.
Apart from personal connections, the internet also enables us to level up our playing field in our professional life. LinkedIn, for example, is like Facebook but instead of your selfies, personal views and relationship status it is the platform to post professional achievements, employment history and status, and your credentials.
E-commerce is expected to be worth USD $4.99 trillion in 2021. E-commerce or online shopping is one particular aspect of the Internet that revolutionizes the way we shop. If before, in order to know the best price we need to visit multiple stores, nowadays it’s all about opening several tabs and comparing prices real-time.
Learn Something New
To be honest, I think this is one of the most useful ways to use the Internet – learning something new. The internet is full of information, literally, any topic under the sun can be found here. And learning something new is just a click away.
You can learn how to play musical instruments by watching YouTube videos. There are thousands of guitar and drum lessons. You want to be a gentleman? Learn a little life hack? Or know about the steps of becoming a professional gamer? HowStuffWorks, LifeHackers, and Quora are good finds to answer all those wonders.
There are also a number of online courses available on the internet. Prestigious universities and educational institutions offer short courses that can be taken online, without the need to make even a single visit to the campus.