The Internet has become an integral part of our life, so much so we hardly spend a day without accessing it in some way or the other. In the past 20 odd years, the internet has transformed the world to such an extent that we take so many things, which were virtually impossible, for granted. So how has the internet changed our lives really?
Here is our list of the top 10 ways the Internet has changed our lives for good.
Instant access to Information:
Today the first place anyone turns to for information is the internet Not long ago people had to turn to their own books, their friends or the local library for information. Today, Information is freely available at the click of a button. There is hardly a question the omnipotent Google cannot answer.
It’s a small world out there:
From telephones and letters, we have moved on to social networks and online communities. Thanks to the internet, we are today able to communicate and befriend total strangers. We make friends online, whom we would not even have seen. Yes, face-to-face communication and bonding are still important, but distance is no longer a barrier for a relationship.
Shopping, without the hassles:
Planning to buy the new 4k resolution TV? Or maybe a new bed, or planning a new wardrobe? You no longer have to step out of your home to buy what you desire. From the comfort of your armchair, you can order almost anything. You also get to compare prices from several online portals as well.
Never get lost:
Earlier visiting a new place or finding an address used to be a big challenge.
Today aided navigation is possible thanks to the mobile internet service. Now you will never get lost thanks to the ever-advancing navigation technology.
Your Laptop or the phone is your bank:
Earlier everyone had to visit their bank for even the most simple of transactions. Not anymore. Everything you can do at the bank barring physical withdrawal of cash, can be done any place that has internet access.
For movie buffs or music aficionados finding their favorite music or movie is no longer a difficult task. Anything and everything you want in entertainment is all available at one place. Maybe you are looking for the perfect action game? Again, the internet offers you a plethora of choices.
Work from Home:
Thanks to availability of high-speed internet, more and more companies are offering their workers the option to work from home. This is beneficial to both as the employee gets to work from work while the company gets to reduce overheads.
Explore the World:
Travel used to be an adventure, with people visiting strange lands with only a rudimentary knowledge of what to expect. Today you can plan your travel to the minutest detail thanks to the internet. From flight bookings to hotel rooms to guided tours, ask for anything and you get it.
Today every person you talk to is a doctor, or so it seems. There is so much of information about health on the internet, that you can observe your symptoms and come to a broad understanding of what is ailing you. But self-diagnosis is dangerous. However, the internet also offers N number of ways to stay healthy and fit.
Changing Marketing Strategies:
With so much change in lifestyle by internet, marketing too has seen a sea of change.
Unlike mass marketing where everything was thrown at everyone, modern marketing companies are devising and executing strategies that target specific audiences with messages that will appeal to them.