25 ways in which we love the w...

Best Bits

25 ways in which we love the web

TodayFM
TodayFM

3:27 PM - 12 Mar 2014



25 years ago a little thing called the ‘Internet’ was born – around the same time that Andy Carroll, Rory McIlroy, Peaches Geldof, Daniel Radcliffe and Taylor Swift all arrived into the world. 

Recent studies show that 76.8% of Irish people access the internet (with a staggering 46% on Facebook) and over a third of us spend more than 20 hours online every week – that’s over 7 minutes every hour! 

Why do we love the internet?

Let us count the ways.

  1. Email – how could we live without it?
  2. Entertainment - sites like YouTube and FunnyorDie give us hours of amusement
  3. Social networking - sites like Facebook and Twitter let us share photos and more with friends
  4. Instant messaging – like texting but free
  5. Communication tools – VOIP services like Skype and Facetime let us chat face to face with people on the other side of the globe for free
  6. Instant access to information – the world really is at our finger tips 
  7. Mobility - it allows us to work from home and access our information when abroad
  8. Education – a research library for all levels of student
  9. Community – the internet provides a way for people to congregate and share ideas
  10. Smart search engines – that know what we’re searching for before we finish typing
  11. Real time news – freely available from a wide variety of sources
  12. Online shopping – greater choice with access to competitive prices, and we can shop from further afield
  13. Small businesses can share their products and services with new consumers from all over the world
  14. It’s a free marketing tool – great for professionals and businesses alike
  15. Blogs - artists, musicians, writers and fans of anything can find new ways to share their passion
  16. Online banking – hassle free, no more queuing on you lunchbreak!
  17. Paying bills – online billing means less paperwork
  18. Travel arrangements – easy access to the best flights, ferries, trains, hotels, adventures...
  19. Cloud storage – sites such as Dropbox & Google Docs make it simple to store and share your stuff
  20. Listening to music – it’s never been easier to find that great track
  21. Watching TV – whether it’s Netflix, Apple TV or RTE Player, TV shows are watched more and more online
  22. Professional networking – sites such as LinkedIn make it easier to find work
  23. 24/7 access – the internet does not have opening hours, it’s there all day, every day.
  24. Omnipresent – whether at your office desktop, on your phone, or on the Playstation at home, you can access the internet almost anywhere.
  25. Inexpensive – we get all of the above benefits relatively cheaply or completely free!


You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Up next

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's National Anthems

Ed's National Anthems

7 PM-10 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on