The revolution of the internet
December 27, 2015 Rozanne Woodward 0 Comments
The internet has changed our life so much that in many ways it is unrecognisable from before. It is truly enriching our lives now and many people don’t realise how much of an impact it has on our day to day lives. Read on to find out more about the positive impact the internet is changing our lives.
Shopping and travel
Shopping and travel are two things that have totally transformed due to the influence of the internet. Gone are the days when your travel agent would organise travel for you, you can do it yourself using travel sites or even using Groupon vouchers.
Shopping is also extremely diverse and is something that is a much improved version of itself. People even have the confidence now to buy clothes without ever touching or trying them on. They now have the confidence that if something is not right that the retailer will offer a return or a refund with no questions asked.
The internet now provides people with an instantaneous way of accessing information that they want or need. Can you imagine tasks like learning a new language or finding a reference for a university assignment? Before you would need to trawl through a lot of information just to find what you need, but now you can do it within a few clicks.
In the next section we will talk about how search engines are improving our access to information.
Search engines are more or less the glue that is holding all of our internet activities together and these have been one of the main reasons for the enriching effect on our lives.
Search engines are constantly being refined to find the most relevant information for people and they are even integrating various informative tools like maps, shopping comparisons and even translation services. Search engines use complex algorithms that are highly guarded in order to use and integrate websites that they find.
Social media has become one of the biggest ways that we interact with one another. Can you remember the time when people were using things like MSN messenger and email to communicate? This is now something of the past and social media is a way to interact with friends and family, but also with business contacts, retailers and service specialists.