The Internet has become an important part of our lives over the years. We are accustomed to the benefits of the Internet that we cannot imagine living without it. However, not very long time ago, just a couple of decades ago to be precise, we used to live and function without the Internet quite normally. In just a few years we accepted its benefits and the internet changed the world we used to know. Nowadays, some people, especially younger generations, are not aware in which way the world has changed with the help of the Internet. For that reason, we will try to explore some of the aspects of our lives that the Internet has helped change.
EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION
One of the greatest change the Internet has brought is easier access to information all over the world. Lots of information is stored on the Internet by people and organizations all over the world. These pieces of information are accessible for us anytime and anywhere with just one click. There is no need to go to the library and spend hours and hours searching for something when you can just type it and search for it. We know all about our friends just by looking at their profiles. However, the bad side is that not all the information posted on the Internet is correct. That is why we need to check everything we find on the Internet before using it.
The fact that we can get the necessary information in no time via the Internet has led to another change that the Internet has brought – the faster lives we live. Nowadays, people get the information easier and much quicker than ever before. In addition, they share the information in the same manner. We provide and receive information in no time. This saves a lot of time, however, the disadvantage is that people have got so accustomed to speed that they started losing patience and tolerance.
Not a long time ago, people had to wait in lines to pay the bills, buy groceries, or purchase other goods. Nowadays, we can do all that on the Internet. We can pay the bills online, we can order food online, buy dresses, furniture or anything we desire.
LACK OF PRIVACY
Unfortunately, all the changes we mentioned previously have led to the lack of privacy. We are easily reachable and information about us is easily accessible as well and nothing is private anymore.