Here's the question--How has your life most benefitted from the internet? This is an easy one for me. By far, the hugest benefit for me has been the amazing friendships that I've developed. I've met the most amazing folks on the web. I'm not sure if I could have met them any other way.

And I'm able to do research from home. As I child, I did some research for school at my neighborhood library. But for in-depth research, I had to go to the Main Library, in downtown DC. That involved money, buses, and walking. My children have much more available to them instantly, without even leaving the house. The amount of information available on the net still amazes me. I won't even mention shopping from home.

I've even astounding business contacts. It's helped me tremendously in nearly every position that I've held. I'm not sure what my life would be like if there was no internet. I doubt that it would have been the same.

What about you? What area of your life has the internet impacted most? Tell me about it...

Your comments--priceless!!

7 Responses
  1. Foxxy Says:

    I also have found some great friends through the internet. It also gives the convenience of job searching, shopping, making travel plans, finding people and many more services. I cant imagine how life would be if they took away the internet.

  2. catladysd Says:

    The wealth of information at my fingertips makes me feel like a kid in a candy store! I was one of those kids that loved research, the library, reading encyclopedias, um a nerd i guess. Now if i have a thought about something or see something and i dont understand or know about it, within minutes i can be in to as much detail as i want.

    I also have made some wonderful friendships on the internet. some have jumped out of the computer and into my life outside of the internet and some remain steadfast internet friends whom i may never meet in person. both have added to my life in many ways. Especially those i can find on here in the middle of the night when insomnia has me roaming the house.

  3. lifeisfantastic embrace it Says:

    The internet has benefitted me with world wide web information at my fingertips 24-7, no more intense research (not a medical doctor - so I'm usually not looking for a cure, just a fix) And I can get that fix from the internet. If I can't locate it, I can always pose the question in a chatroom and get sometype of answer (Maybe not the answer I was looking for but an answer)

    And I have met so many people benefits of the internet,that share interests that I have, that I may not have met in my lifetime even if I was in the public arena 24-7,365/366 days out of a year.

    I am able to communicate with them and it's like being on the phone, we can chat for hours, and no longer do I have to send pictures in the mail, just download and there they are.

    With my new/first grandbaby who's in CT, I'm able to watch her via webcam... she knows my hubby and I as Video NaNa and PaPa although we see her often, we see her more on Webcam.

    And last but not least without internet, I would not be making this post to this blog.

  4. nursetuck Says:

    WHEW WHEW, I'll mention shopping online and placing orders ahead of time, love it!
    Research, chatting w/people from around the world and some other unmentionables have been very eye-opening for me. I’ve made quite a few new acquaintances and friends as well. Using the internet offers so many conveniences the list could goon forever.
    Reading news stories from a variety of sources is fun. I absolutely love viewing worship services at churches I know I would never have a chance to visit. I will always remember you for inviting me to worship w/you online. It felt like we were sitting next to each other on the pew (smiles).
    LOL @ video NaNa that is too cute.

  5. It's all about the research. That can be finding friends, business info, learning new concepts, or refreshing your detail on old ideas.

    As I look back on my high school days, the most effective thing I learned was how to track things down in the library. The internet is my newest, best library.

    Earlier this week, I helped someone with a concept that I partially remembered. With some internet cross checking, I filled in the blanks and could explain how you get economies of scale in a production setting using learning rates.

    Without the internet, I doubt I would have taken the time to find one of my old textbooks to answer the question.

  6. I like all the information the internet provides. If I don't know something, I can quickly look it up and find out more.

  7. Silk! Says:

    Being able to keep track of my favorite band and when they perform...because if it hadn't been for the Internet, I wouldn't have known they got back together again until over 10 years later.

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