Spending hours on internet shouldn’t necessarily mean wastage of time

FPJ SponsoredUpdated: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 02:07 PM IST
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Although the modern generation populace can be regarded as internet savvy, it's not that tough to get bigoted about the medium sometimes. Considering the sheer size of the internet, the things one can learn and see from it is highly comprehendible. But at the same time, it’s also true that social media platforms have been consuming the maximum amount of time and energy for many years. However, current tech-savvy people have identified how important it is to redirect that energy to something more productive. Hence, many of them have already started to devote their time to the internet in the beneficial aspects discussed below.

1. Learning as much as Possible

There's indeed no specific age for learning. Besides, every skill one acquires will always help in time. Many people have already started to lean on websites like MIT Open Course Ware and Coursera to get free courses on topics and skills they desire to learn.

Many are also enjoying the time they spend learning new things on sites like Life Hacker, Quora, StumbleUpon, Wikipedia, Duolingo, and more. While some of these sites are open with witty DIY tips, some are catering to an online platform of community discussions, keeping the sites offering sheer knowledge at the side. Using sites like these regularly falls under great online practices, and studies have already stated that learning new things brings excitement and energy to the mind and body.

2. Developing a more Vivid World View and Informed Opinion

It's an undeniable fact that a person with a baseless opinion is more convoluted than someone without any. Therefore, many are up to enhance their social and global quotient by obtaining information from catching interesting TedTalk sessions or subscribing to YouTube channels. Those who are more inclined towards reading, are choosing sites like FastCompany and Entrepreneur presenting interesting stories, blogs, and case studies for their readers.

The segment of entertainment one derives from online platforms should never be overlooked since, without it, the entire online sphere would look juiceless. Therefore, listening to your favorite singers', playing good online games, or watching your favorite movie through web-based sites should always be on your list. And, when the topic of playing online games comes, no one can ignore the mammoth industry of online gambling where a gambler can wager and win shimmering amounts through any renowned and legitimate online casino.

3. Getting a More Organized Life

Rather than using the internet only for gaining knowledge and entertainment purposes, populaces have made it one key tool for making their lifestyle even more convenient. Nowadays, payment of bills is happening through online platforms, many are keeping their eyes on every investment they have made. Many planning to make investments in the market are going through beneficial tips and lessons on Investopedia.

4. Professional and Personal Life Improvements

As most of the business establishments are looking for worthy candidates through several internet-based job portals, such sites have become fine meeting grounds for opportunities and capabilities. Efficient candidates try to showcase their skills and expertise to be hired for their dream jobs. Such sites are also beneficial for candidates looking for a job change. Thus, the online sphere has become extremely beneficial for one's professional enhancement.

The same can be stated for their personal life. Despite residing far from one another friends and family can get in touch through video calls through sites like Skype and more, which is undoubtedly more immersive than normal text messages and phone calls.

5. Convenience in Shopping as well

One of the industries that have been steered to new scopes and processes after the arrival of high-speed internet and smartphones is the retail industry. Because of the presence of an abundance of eCommerce sites, people have become more able to make a purchase from their homes and get their delivered at their doorsteps in time. Besides, the competition between all these sites has benefited the buyers with special offs and bonus coupons they can utilize to buy their stuff for free.

This facility has revolutionized the entire method of how purchases use to buy goods before. Now, they can order and get the products without being restricted by any geographical boundaries, which has positioned everyone at the global base of customers.

6. Emerging Mobile Applications are Making Life Easier

In the current tech-leaded world exposed to smartphones powered by iOS and Android, anyone can visit their mobile app store and download a few apps for making the thing he is doing easier. Apart from apps that make lifestyle easier, the mobile app store also brings plenty of different games everyone can make themselves entertained with.

Now, there are some games bettors love to wager their money on. Indeed! It’s about betting on sports. The way sports bettors used to wager their money on sport has also prolifically changed after the arrival of proficient online sportsbetting sites like NetBet. Right after visiting the sportsbook, one gets close to all major sports events happening across the world, along with a galore of markets to bet with. All of these sports betting opportunities come by being attached to the best possible odds.

7. Virtual Assistance

Since the appearance of the virtual assistant, everyone owning a smartphone or smart device has gained a personal manager for themselves. Now, one only has to ask his or her Virtual Assistant, and it will remind him on time, be it answering any important email, paying the electricity bills, or putting on morning alarms. The presence of Virtual Assistant has made the more convenient, and at the same time, more productive, since micromanaging everyday tasks keeping all detailed stuff at its place is quite difficult in the concurrent busy lifestyle.

Seemingly, populaces have identified the true worth of the internet and are spending enough time and efforts for extracting the beneficial aspects of it. Apart from learning new things, many are using social media platforms and YouTube channels to showcase their inner talents, which is another wise utilization of the internet. Some are also enjoying their time taking online world tours, or writing blogs on their personal experiences, knowledge, and opinions. Hence, labeling the online sphere only as a land of wasting time would be an injustice to it.

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