The Internet is a wonderful thing. It allows people to do research, pay bills, find old friends, look for jobs and so much more. The Internet has certainly made the world a smaller place by getting more information to more people. Two places where the Internet has most definitely changed the way society functions are shopping and socializing.
The rapid growth of the Internet has led to some very exciting technological developments. The layer upon layer of systems that build the Internet all work together to make communicating and living in the world lots easier. For example, the Internet has provided society with e-commerce sites. These shopping websites utilize shopping cart technology, which lets other people buy product from half way around the world and pay for it, without ever leaving the comforts of their living room. Entire Christmas lists are bought and paid for without ever battling a crowded store or searching for a parking spot. Everything from unique gifts to groceries can be bought online. With the ease of using the Internet, online shopping is sure to become even more popular.
A second area that has changed society is the way people socialize. With social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, people are able to chat and socialize with friends from all over the world. This technology allows people to connect with old friends and communicate with people they may never have met in real life. Plus, social networking helps businesses grow. The potential for new clients found on social networking sites in unlimited. Sure, there are some cons to these social networking sites, but even with the cons, the pros certainly are a force to be reckoned with.
There are approximately 600 million people with access to the Internet around the world. That’s a lot of potential people getting online and using the Internet in a myriad of ways.