How does the internet enrich your life?

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How does the internet enrich your life?

Postby haysi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:48 pm

Whether its your business, social or for pleasure :wink:

Less than a year ago we never had access to the internet at work on our desktops. We still have restrictions, however the benefits of being able to access the internet in our business are immeasurable.

I also enjoy the interaction on chat sites and forums like this one - ok that is soooo obvious - :lol: its good to act daft and once in a while isnt it :wink:
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Postby Makinamess » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:01 pm

Work - it is hard for me to imagine now NOT having internet access (work only stuff of course!) at work for research and information reasons. If I want to find out about a particular product, I just type a few words into google and off I go.... If I want to know where the electricity cables in a particular area are, I just access the appropriate site and download the info. Before all this I had to either write (snail mail) or telephone the company involved..... Tinterweb has definitely made my working life easier...

Social - it's lovely being able to keep in touch with friends all over the world, with just a few keystrokes and a little electrickery. I can send digital photographs, links, information, news etc in a few seconds.

Pleasure - now this is the area where I have seen the biggest change - I have been introduced to folk of all types and persuasions, met new friends and had my eyes opened quite widely ... hehe. It has been quite interesting seeing different values and lifestyles across the globe and realising that societies I had thought of as being fairly liberal and open minded were actually very narrow minded with tunnel vision and vice versa !
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Postby AJRC_CS » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:07 pm

Yeah, i get told off for being on the net when i should be working. That comes from employing my girlfriend, wish i had a time machine to correct that mistake. :D

Most of the time when i come here, i'm at work. I also use the net to play games, i know i'm 37 but it passes the time when otherwise you'd be twiddling your thumbs.

My son can take or leave the Internet, but my generation grew up with nothing like it. It still amazes me the information you can find online, so yes it has enriched my life. I would have never met so many people from so many cultures if not for the net.
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Postby pilvikki » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:21 pm

i just love it!

we'll watch some program on tv and a question arises. right away one of us is the 'puter to check it out! it's fabulous for curious people.

and people! what fantastic people! how much you learn, wow!

i toss a question and get answers i'd never had thought of.

it's a good job that i never had net access at work or i'd have been fired so many times...

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Postby solana » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:31 pm

work... I just posted about this elsewhere...
I have access forms to fill out on each of the students... but other than that and
occasionally searching GOOGLE for images or art projects... I don't go online during work hours.
I have half an hour break for lunch... and now and then I surf the web a little during that time, but mostly
I prefer to eat lunch with other people at work...I have friends there...

Pleasure... I have met many many nice people online. A few have become RL friends in the best of all
possible ways, and changed my life. Ihave also met some undesirable characters.... some dreadful..others just nasty or deluded....
easy enough to avoid those.

My son met his wife online.... that is becoming a common way to meet people these days....

I have learned a lot from being online.. and found pleasure in it every single day.

I feel very fortunate to have the internet... and a decent computer to surf with..
and grateful for the good people that I have met online.........and the fun sites I am able to participate in every day.
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Postby haysi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:46 pm

:lol: I too am amazed by the information that you can access online. I am also amazed at how friendly people are and love the banter that you get on sites such as these.

I can access my msn account whilst at work but thats about it. Every website needs to be approved and I do not have permission for this forum, maybe a letter from Yogi may help :biggrin:
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Postby van » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:39 pm

Kia ora Haysi

I am like a vacuum cleaner for knowledge, and the internet is the best way to access that
Prior to that I recall the advice my Dad gave me:"Make sure you learn English, because everything worth knowing has at some time or other been translated into English"

Socially I find the net of not much use
While it is useful and interesting to meet new people online, I prefer to socialise on a face to face, personal basis
On the otherhand when being involved in various forums it does become interesting to gain an insight as to how others think and operate
The negative side is that I have neglected my reading, but am in the process of rectifying that

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Postby Sandra » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:24 pm

van wrote:Socially I find the net of not much use
While it is useful and interesting to meet new people online, I prefer to socialise on a face to face,

I love meeting people, I'm a very sociable person and am more shy online than I am in real life :confused:
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Postby meadow » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:03 pm

i haven't really ever needed the Internets for work except for emailing co-workers when in the office and need a quick question.

i met my awesome NSM on the internets in a chat forum similar to this one quite a few years back. we've met in real life and it's been by far the most rewarding part of the Internets for me so far. i've made loads of great, interesting, fascinating friends from all over the world. i've sent mail to all over the globe and gotten some great stuff back in return.

i had a few relationships start because of the Internet and so far that is my only downside to the Internet. men will literally say anything they can to get laid. period. they aren't any different online than in real can just meet the so called "nerdier" ones easier.

i love that if some crazy thought pops into my head, i can look it up online immediately. i love movies and i'm obsessed with those "useless" movie trivia facts and so being able to just hit Wikipedia or IMDb and get my answer? kick ass! i love that! i love being able to just type some random thing into Wikipedia and i'm off on an adventure. i find all kinds of things out that i want to be able to learn more about. i've checked out a lot of great library books this way!

i love that i can keep in easy touch with my friends from all the states i've lived in and my friends back home in California. i can just type a few lines and keep a 'running conversation' with them whenever the mood strikes both of us. i can chat to my NSM when we get the chance. we send pictures back and forth and funny videos or links.

being able to keep in touch with my real life friends is the best part. it's like a whole other dimension than didn't exist when i was growing up. back in the day, you had to write letters! *LOL* of course my love for snail mail has never wavered and i use it to enhance my emails and friendships.
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