It’s fairly common to look around and see people on their phones and computers, tweeting or surfing the web. Many restaurants, stores, and hotels provide free Wi-Fi for their customers who can’t last more than a few hours without checking their Facebook notifications.
However, the Internet is more than just a social media hub. The Internet is growing, and the upcoming generations are taking advantage of its resources.
There is an endless stream of information available via the Internet. Of course, there is plenty of false information online when it comes to serious research, but there is still valid information readily available for the day-to-day questions.
Watch just about any movie or TV show from the 1980s or 1990s, and you will see the difference in the times. In a certain episode from a show of this time period, a group of friends argued over who starred in a particular movie. Though this is a trivial bit of information, there is no need for guessing anymore. The Internet has a provided a portal to information, no matter how useful or pointless it may seem.
In another example, after the movie I watched ended at a theater, I was able to “google” search for a post-credits scene instead of sitting through five minutes of credits to find the answer. This time there wasn’t an additional scene, and I exited the theater as several people continued to anxiously wait for the possible extra movie tidbit.
Information is now available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, no matter how unimportant it may seem.