A day without internet
For the 24 hours I went without the internet, it has been challenging for me without access to the internet. I have been a heavy consumer of the internet. One of the challenges that I got with the lack of internet use is how I spent my time. I have used the internet to spend and have conversations with my online friends. I felt bored without the use of the internet as I felt that I was left out in the whole process of internet use. The day was long as I did not have pastime activities. Most of my time, I have been surfing internet sites looking for news and exciting stories to fill my day. Worst of all is the fact that I did not connect with friends in social networks. For the most part of the day, I was nervous as I did not know what was going on in the world. I was afraid that something might have happened which I was not aware and I was not informed. I felt like calling my friends so that I get to know what might have been happening. Most of my news sources are social networking sites. I felt archaic when I had to look for old technologies like the radio and television to check on what might be happening in the world. I also had to be close to friends physically in order to feel included. I felt I missed the news updates. In a normal day with the use of the internet, I get news from up to ten social networks and I am aware of what is happening. I also missed the creativity of internet users.
There are potential benefits that I felt I gained without the use of the internet. One of the potential benefits is that of personal meditation. For the first time, I realized that my life has been filled with internet and I have been following the internet without having my own reflection and meditating of my life. Before I got used to the internet, I used to get quiet time with myself where I would realign my life goals and objectives. I have not been meditating for long and that is the reason I have not been able to anchor my life. With the lack of the internet, I realized that I lacked purpose of life and that I not been working towards a specific purpose. This is one benefit that I got with the lack of the internet in my life.
Another benefit that I got with the lack of the internet is that I was able to reason out some issues that relate to my studies. The assignments that I got made me think hard and research on various literatures regarding the problems that I were assigned. With the use of the internet, there has been low research regarding assignments and research (Hartman, Shim, Barber, & O'Brien, 2006).
The internet plays an important part and role in my life. One of the roles that I have used the internet is during my research and looking for information. The internet has helped me in undertaking my research. It has helped me in getting new information about the various issues. Another role that the internet plays in my life has been communication. Without the internet, it was hard for me to communicate with my friends. My parents, who use the internet to communicate to me, were also shocked to see me offline from the social media for 24 hours. The internet has played a key role in undertaking communication. These are the two leading use of the internet in my life. I give communication the most important aspect. This is an area I am fond of with the use of the internet. I have learnt to use the internet to undertake communication.
My use of the internet can be compared to a typical student in a developed city New York. I say this because of the fact that most students make use of the internet for communication, research and news updates. Most students do not have time to follow news offline. Most current students make use of the internet to communicate, do research, and get news updates. The only difference with the other students is that it depends on where students put more focus (Comor 2000).
My use of the internet is different from my parent. My parents do not use the internet for research or connecting with friends the way I do. Older people do not use the internet for communication the way I do. This is the difference that comes with the use of the internet.
One surprise that happened with this experience is the time I take on the internet. I realized that there are a lot of data that I get from the internet. I was surprised to realize the number of people who missed me and the connections that are actually connected and concerned by my absence. I was surprised at the number of people we communicate in a normal day.
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