How Does the Internet Affect Our Lives?
How is the Internet affecting our lives in the real world? While it is a definite advantage in the sense of finding and getting information at the tip of your fingers literally, via the click of a mouse, people also use the Inter for business, socializing and sharing of knowledge and common interest.
Actually to digress a little here, I was wondering how useful an application is the Twitter? The homepage has just a simple description for the use of this service: Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co†workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Nevertheless, I see big businesses, "important" people using this service to keep readers of their blogs informed about new releases, ideas, upcoming posts and many other uses. Personally I have not had any use for this service yet and I think a few posts per week on my blogs is too much of information to divulge about my life already. No need to constantly update about the mundane details about what I do every minute of the day.
Apparently even some creative writing authors are using this service to write one of two lines from mobile through this service to keep their readers addicted to the next "conversation" or twist of the plot.
Back to discussion. Frequent Internet users have been showed to be too dependent on it to do any real life work effectively. As an example some people find that they will only look for jobs via online job application sites and forms and would not apply through the snail mail or post. Thus they will just sit around the computer instead of getting some job. Granted, there are "real" work that can be done on the Internet itself too if one is searching for home based Internet work. But that is another topic altogether.
Other more worrying trends are researches have shown that heavy recreational Internet use (think online games) had a high correlation with...