This made me wonder, can we without it?
Late 80ties, PC's came into the homes. People were all locked up in their offices, working, playing games. Internet changed all that, away with the solitude.
It took late 90ties before internet really started to invade our homes, which changed our lives completely. We use less paper, which is good for the environment. When writing letters, we took our time to write, post it and then it was waiting for an answer, which could take days. Now suddenly it only took few hours.
Came the instant messaging programs, I remember one of the favourites was ICQ at the time.
What I liked about ICQ, was the fact that in a chat, you could actually see what the other person was actually typing at the moment, letter by letter. You could see if someone was hesitating or trying to find the correct words.
For a website, one needed programs to make one. This put a lot of people off. Yahoo Cities was one of the first to make it easy for people to make a webpage.
Forums helping people find solutions and answers to questions from science and technology to theology, medicine, you name it, you have it.
Internet was always without a face, until YouTube. Nowadays anyone can put his own face on YouTube. People started with video blogs, rather than web blogs.
At first PC's were used for work and by "geeks", but at the end, it gave a chance for people to reach out to the world :
MySpace, Face book, Twitter,... and many more.
Unfortunately, with all this, came also the danger. People started to be afraid. But do we really need to be afraid? I've seen children play outside on their own. As long as there is supervision and people are careful, internet can be enjoyed and give people chances to meet the world.
We've become hooked onto our technology, when we haven't got it, we miss it.
Could you live without it?