[Author: Twila Camp, Ted-ed]
The importance of the Web has always been a very hot topic among many generations and types of people. Many would say that this is a great resource to find different types of information, others find that it’s taking over and replacing libraries, which has always been the normal way to find more knowledge. But if you really think about it,doesn’t the Web actually help us evolve and appreciate the “ancient” ways of exploring?
What a lot of people don’t realize is the we use the Web basically on most of our daily lives. Whether it’s to read news, find some music to listen to, or even to buy stuff, the Web is there. I myself use the Web from the moment I wake up to the moment I sleep, not because it dictates my life, but because this way I am connected to other parts of the world. I have actually met many of my friends online and this way we are able to chat and play online games. In a way the Web helps bring people together and also provides a platform for those who want to explore and expand their learning skills. One of the main uses I have for the Web is for watching videos on the platform known as YouTube. I’m subscribed to multiple channels and each of them have their own themes and content. The one I see the most is gaming videos because I enjoy being able to see how a game can be played before I decide if it’s worth buying. Also, ASMR videos are very prominent on my recommended page. Overall, the Web gives me the proper access to follow and stay up to date.
I believe that the Web has helped us evolve and transform into more open-minded and intelligent beings. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to do a lot of the things that are now important in daily lives. Even so, it’s important to remember that this does not dictate how we should live our lives, and if you don’t like or want to use the Web, then that’s okay. But think about it next time you need to research something fast. You just might appreciate the Web a little more clearer.
[Photo: The World Wide Web-opportunity-challenge-responsibility, by Anna Lena Schiller, License CC]