I’ve decided to weigh in on this weeks first topic from the GameOverGreggy Show: How Did The Internet Change Your Life?
Seeing as how every member of the show is a content creator and make their living using the Internet, it’s pretty clear how it has impacted their lives. I thought it would be interesting to discuss how the Internet has affected my life as a consumer.
The Internet has become a resource I (and probably billions of people) use every single day. I have Internet access on every computer I use, as well as on my cellphone, which I carry with me everywhere.
I also think it’s important to mention that the Internet is very different from how it was, even 10 years ago.Primarily, I think that the Internet has become a source for connectedness and interactivity. You can connect with people from all over the world, or interact with any content you wish. Social media might be one of the most important tools of this generation.
I’ve spent a big portion of my life in school, so it’s easy to point to the Internet as an efficient research tool. I’m very happy I didn’t have to spend hours pouring over encyclopedias while researching papers.
For me entertainment wise, the Internet has replaced things like T.V., and to a certain extent, movies. I can stream anything I want and on my own schedule. I’m also a big fan of YouTube and I use it for entertainment almost daily.
I get all my news online, and the Internet has made it easy to search for the things I want to know about. I’m also active on social media, but I’ve always preferred to keep a low online profile and see how others interact.
One of the coolest things the Internet has accomplished is the ability to talk with someone from across the world, but still be face to face with that person. My sister spent a year in France, and being able to talk with her online and see her made it feel like she wasn’t on the other side of the world. It’s also awesome how easy it is to connect with friends and family through social media. Some relationships can be impossible to maintain due to distance or time, but the Internet allows those connections to stay alive, even if their just a profile on your friends list.
Let me know in the comments what you love (or hate) about the Internet, and how it has changed your life!