Sure there are times when we are all a little nostalgic for the days before the Internet. In our minds, sepia colored memories of playing outside as kids buzz through our brain. Everyone can recall the days of sharing photo albums with good friends and actually having to go into stores at 4 AM on Black Friday to get a good deal on Dad’s new power tools. But, let’s be honest here, do we really miss those times all that much? The Internet is AWESOME!
Top 5 Reasons the Internet Always Wins
1. GIFS – Is there anything better than being entertained over and over again. It’s like instant gratification and then more instant gratification and then more… yeah you get the idea.
2. Research – Doing research used to be such a pain. If you were lucky you owned a 10 year old volume of Encyclopedias that were bought at a garage sale and horribly out dated. If not, you have to drive yourself to the library and spend a good hour looking through the card catalog before heading out on a treacherous expedition into the stacks of books to only find that 3 out of the 4 you needed were already checked out. Now, all you need to do is search a topic and BOOM – thousands of results for you to choose from.
Which brings me to…
4. Google (or whatever search engine you prefer) – Besides actual research (see above) Google is the greatest way to prove everyone wrong and that yes, you are in fact, 100% correct when you say that the New Zealand flag has Union Jack and the Southern Cross constellation on a background of blue. Seriously, everyone knows this! How did people win arguments about random trivia facts with their friends and family before Google?
5. Facebook – Yes, I know there are people out there that despise Facebook. We, however, are not in that group. Let’s just put aside the whole social aspect of being able to communicate with your friends and share fun photos and videos with your family… Facebook has made online people searching a socially acceptable thing to do. I The next greatest thing is that you don’t actually have to go to your 10 or 20 year High School reunion because you already know what everyone is up to and doing. The people who you actually liked and would want to see, well you are friends with them and talk to them via Facebook!