A few days ago, I accidentally spilled coffee on my laptop. In that moment, all I could think was “oh no I have work to be done on my computer and assignments that were nearing deadline, and no internet connection??!” Needless to say, I was furious. And to think that my daily activities revolved around my laptop as my internet portal. Well I do work with my husband in helping him promote his business online and this meant that my work is backed up. How would having no computer and no internet affect me? It all comes down to how much we personally use the internet and what for.
Almost all businesses nowadays have some relationship with the Internet whether it’s a brick and mortar location or an online store, or both. It is obvious that small businesses can fail when not keeping it up with new technologies, business models, market conditions, and marketing channels.
We rely on the internet for college materials, assignments and course completion. As Internet access begins to reach far and wide, students rely on the Web more heavily than ever when doing research. Most students seldom enter a library on campus, opting instead to search for the information and resources they need online.
Anyone can become dependent on the internet. Like other compulsive activities, internet viewing distracts people from uncomfortable emotions. Perhaps most importantly, however, is the frequency with which we use online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter to socialize. An article by The Atlantic even went so far as to suggest that social media makes us lonely, leading to mental and physical illnesses.
I believe that nowadays you don’t need to be an internet addict to be painfully affected if the internet would break down for even a few hours. Just keep in mind that when you’re experiencing such loss of internet connection you have other activities that don’t require the use of your laptop or internet such as exercising, reading, face to face communication, and writing in your own journal . I’m not saying you should shun the internet; I know I couldn’t! I just feel that blogs, Twitter, Facebook & all those things should be a supplement to your life, not the sum of your life.
Are we becoming too dependent on the Internet? How would having no internet affect you?
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