Sunday, November 19, 2006

BYB Sunday: The Internet

The Internet has changed things tremendously in the USA. You can now bank, buy things, get information and generally communicate with other people nearly instantaneously all over the world at any time of the day or night. Similarly, you can find information about many topics almost immediately by "googling" them or the like. Many of these capabilities were previously available before, but the internet linked them all together and created a common interface for them: the web browser. While powerful enough alone, all of them combined creates a new and even more powerful tool. For example, I can research different types of TVs through a Consumer Reports web site, then having selected one, I can find out what stores are in my area, and finally whether they stock the TV and what price they want to charge. All this can be done in one place in far less time than it would take to do all this manually. The applications of the Internet are still developing and will likely touch all aspects of our lives. Teenagers, for example, use MySpace to keep in touch with each other. People like me create blogs as a creative outlet. For me the Internet has been a blessing that I use every day. Tags: , , ,

7 comments:

Kuanyin said...

Aloha....visiting other BYB Sunday participants and getting to know you! Blessings...Kuanyin from Moonlight Becomes Me

msdemmie said...

A very important one too! It makes everything so much easier.

ByB visit :)

CyberCelt said...

Blessed BYB Sunday. I am also grateful for the Internet that allows me to make my living from home.

Jaime the half-tongue said...

I feel blessed that I can keep in touch with friends who are deployed to Iraq via email. It is surreal when I send an email and get a response within minutes.

Blue Panther said...

The internet indeed is a great blessing for a lot of people. Not only is it a source of information, but also a great way to stay in touch and meet people. It will in time touch every aspect of our lives but like all things, excess of everything is bad and we need to make sure that we dont get addicted to it.

Have aa great week!!

stev said...

the internet!!

hehehe. thats one of the things i was thankful for too a few BYB sundays back.

truly it has changed our world for better (or worse)

Canuckistani said...

I love the internet! In a difficult period some months back, it was the only reason I got out of bed in the morning. I just hope the government doesn't try to regulate the internet and start charging for using it.