As instructed by my Informatica 103 professor, in this post I will be writing down some of my thoughts about the internet and reflecting on how it affects my life on a daily basis.
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How’s life with the Web?
The internet is something that is present in almost every aspect of our life this days. In my case, I mostly use it for entertainment. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and specially Instagram are the social networks I like and use. YouTube and Google are other features that I use a lot, mostly to search about stuff I like. Of course, the internet is also useful for students, whether they be in school or college, and to help people with their work everyday. There are so many other things that make use of the internet that it’s almost impossible to keep count; there are games, browsers, social networks, streaming sites like Netflix, and even important stuff like the government or the military could not work properly without it. In spite of this, the internet is full of many negative things that might be to accessible for younger viewers. Also, I think we have become to dependent of it.
How would my life be without the Web?
Obviously, my life would drastically change without the internet. If it had never existed, our lifestyles would be totally different and we wouldn’t even notice. We probably would have found other means to accomplish our goals and advance as a species. But if it suddenly ceased to exist right now, humanity would literally fall apart and plunge into chaos. Personally I would probably enter a state of extreme distress. No way to communicate with other people, not knowing what is happening with the rest of the world, not having the entertainment I was so used to. It would be a nightmare. But still, in time, I think we would find a way to keep living without the internet being part of our life anymore.