The internet began as a method for scientists, particularly those doing government and defense related work, to communicate. The language was called binary and to the average citizen was incomprehensible. Today the world wide web is the most accessible and available means to communicate to almost anyone almost anywhere, even in space. We use the web from computers of all kinds, even our cell phones. Here are some ways to enjoy the web and put it to use making life easier and more exciting. More people are watching TV and movies on the web. Bad news for cable companies, good news for you because it’s free of charge. Movies, news clips, public channel documentaries, even internet radio and free music are accessible through websites. If you’re taking a trip mapping and directions are online, so are pictures and live web-cams of your destination. Weather reports, traffic alerts, road closure updates make a more certain thing with up to date information. Flying is easier since reservations and check in information are online along with any schedule changes. No more waiting on hold at a phone with a line of impatient travelers and two-year olds behind you at the airport.
New businesses no longer have to spend borrowed or saved money on print advertising or yellow pages ads. A web-page, good SEO (search engine optimization ) and a mix of optimism, common sense and sweat equity put the new business in serious competition with the “big boys’. The blog is a technique of publishing online in an attractive format, personal opinions, writings, dreams and rants. No more short and not so sweet rejection notices from book and magazine editors. Self publishing of articles and
eBooks has opened up a world of information that was restricted a a favored few. The internet is a key to the world, login and open up the door.