I am sure there aren’t many people who could forgo time on the Internet these days, I will hold my own hands up and state that being without WiFi for more than 24 hours is my worst nightmare – I need to stay connected!
We all use the Internet for a range of things – anything from stocking the fridge with a supermarket delivery, a fence panel from B&Q, even checking out technology such as business mobiles from TalkTalk… the Internet really does open up a world of opportunity for everyone.
Personally, without the Internet I wouldn’t see my parents as frequently as I would like. The lucky buggers live in France, which is always great for a holiday but means it is slightly hard for me to nip round to enjoy a Mum cooked Sunday roast dinner! Without the ability of video calling, my parents would struggle to watch Mini Me growing up, especially as she appears to grow taller every day! However I do appreciate the end call button when the earache becomes too much… it’s slightly harder to eject someone from your own living room when you just need to chill out!
My friends are dotted around the world too and keeping up to date with them is instant and the many social apps available make it so easy to make new friends you wouldn’t have necessarily met in normal daily life. I would never have met my bestest buddy Beth for starters… without her I wouldn’t have a clue about hosting Sim’s Life!
As a blogger, the Internet is a daily necessity, that goes without saying. If I am not working on my laptop then I’m working on my phone – the blogging world moves so quickly with ideas and I need to stay on top of it.
The fact it plays such a huge part in my life is the reason I have decided to finally move to fibre broadband, but not just any old fibre, super fibre. I was easily sold on figures such as 77mbs download speed… ‘bye bye buffering’ when I am trying to watch my new guilty pleasure Silicon Valley. Which incidentally follows the ups and downs of a young tech start up company trying to succeed in the fast paced Internet world.
I was 9 years old when I finally sat at my first ever desktop computer, the Internet was slowly rolling out and finally I was able to experience dial up. Mini Me does not realise how lucky she is to never have to endure the squealing sound of dial up, an unforgettable noise for my generation! Looking back, I truly never thought how much it would change and how much the Internet would have an impact on my life.
How does the Internet impact your life and could you manage a week without checking your emails?
A personal collaborative post for the #BroadbandandMe campaign.