Keeping up with the Internet
How important is the internet in your life? For a large amount of people, functioning in today’s society requires regular access to the internet. School, social interactions, work, and even leisure activities can make the internet a necessity. A 2011 article by Josh Wolford says that the number of people who claim the internet is essential to their lives is at 45 percent, a 25 percent increase from 2002.
It seems reasonable to assume that this number will continue to increase. When it comes to doing research and keeping up with classes, for students, the internet seems vital. This also stands true for professionals in different careers who communicate via email, and businesses who do most of their work and recruiting online. Socially, the internet is a great way to keep in contact with friends and family, which makes it understandable that so many users check the site daily.
Wolford’s article also states that about 46 million Facebook users visit the site several times a day, and the Pew Research Center says that number encompasses about 31 percent of Americans.
So while you’re reading this blog (on the internet), think about how much you use the internet and what you use it for. Could you go a week without it?