Benefits of Internet Usage
The internet has spawned a new generation of knowledge seekers, curious minds, and entrepreneurs in a short period of time. One of the key benefits that arises in this technology-based marketplace is allowing easier access to information. In earlier times, individuals who craved knowledge about the world around them were forced to sift through endless amounts of academic journals, vast libraries, and some information was guarded entirely. With the internet, anyone can access the accumulation of world-knowledge at the click of button with little to no restrictions. Overtime this creates an overarching move towards creating a society that seeks knowledge and truth rather than accepting the general consensus. We no longer have to trust information placed in front of us; we can seek the wisdom and underlying principles ourselves.
The abundance of information made available on the internet today inspires certain individuals to go further than they knew was possible. The market giants today such as Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft owe a large majority of their success to the lucrative ecosystem the internet provides. The more people spend time on the internet, the more the economy on these platforms can grow and change our society. The entry point for people to make a world-renown impact on the way our planet operates is easier than ever before.
However, it would naive to associate the internet with nothing but positive benefits on our culture in its entirety. Frequent internet usage can lead to a laundry list of addiction issues and negatively impact social interaction on a global scale. Some experts believe that the majority of internet usage is spent in leisure rather than productivity. Upwards of 30 hours of our week is spent on social media, talking to friends, viewing pictures, and even X-rated activities.
The amount of information presented to us on a daily basis can have a paralyzing effect in terms of our productivity. Addiction to technology can lead to weak impulse control and cause us to lose our will power over time. In this digital frontier it is paramount that we put our internet usage to good use and create an environment that is based on discipline, work ethic, and progression. Using our social media and leisure time spent online can act as a reward system that congratulates us only after we’ve used the internet to advance forward.