Arguably, internet has converted the world into a global village. As a matter of fact, there are various potential benefits that internet connectivity has provided. It is worth noting that internet has become part of human living. In fact, internet connectivity is useful in various fields such as business, job search, education, politics, socialization, as well as management. Perhaps, all this potential, benefits are mostly directed towards alleviation of poverty and improved standard of living. Those who are looking for jobs are one of the main beneficiaries of internet connectivity. Internet connectivity ensures that information flows from one part of the world to another regardless of geographical borders, race, language, nor religion. And it is for this reason that many countries have been empowered economically through internet connectivity. In general perspective, internet connectivity help in alleviating poverty, improves living standard, as well as reducing the time for job search.
Notably, the donors, development organizations and governments have realized the benefits of internet connectivity in the fight against poverty. This is achieved through the utilization of internet connectivity to produce more revenue in the community. Internet connectivity has changed the economy to be information based, this implies that the internet provides more information and improves on the country's literacy level (Kuhn & Skuterud, 2002). Based on the economic perspective, in the 21st century, information, literacy, and internet accessibility are crucial components towards economic growth. Hence, when there is economic growth in a country it is automatic that poverty has reduced (Marquez & Rufin, 2011). This is the reason why nations should care about internet connectivity since it is crucial in alleviating poverty.
Studies show that poor people have very low access to internet; hence, they have very little information. The low income earners in a nation utilize the public libraries, whereby the rime spend there is rationed. It is evident that increasing the accessibility of internet by poorer people will lead to improved information on education, healthcare and business. Perhaps, when these people are equipped with information and knowledge on these fields, then poverty alleviation becomes easy (Virmani, 2004). Lack of internet connectivity cuts people from participating on issues pertaining to economic growth.
Internet connectivity has prompted tremendous changes in development thinking. The donors and governments are reshaping their policies in order to fit the new information era. The reshaping trends are driven by internet connectivity and focused on reducing the level of poverty in the world (Kuhn & Skuterud, 2002). Developing nations can easily learn about how to eliminate poverty from the developed nations. The only way that information can flow is through internet connectivity.
Internet connectivity also plays a crucial role on issues pertaining job search. A complete job search entails networking, reviewing various job leads, researching employers, as well as resume distribution. All these activities depend tremendously on internet connectivity. Internet ensures that all this information is received and made available within the shortest time possible through internet connectivity (Kuhn & Skuterud, 2002). Internet connectivity has changed how many people in the world search for jobs. The internet connectivity has made it possible to see various job listing in the world within the shortest time possible.
In the world today social media and social, networking has eased the pressure of job search. The employers and the employees can connect and interact through the internet. In the past, an individual searching for a job had to present themselves in the companies and employers physically (Kuhn & Skuterud, 2002). Today, internet connectivity has eliminated the factor of searching for jobs manually. Those searching for jobs can connect with potential employers through online and save a lot of time. Therefore, internet connectivity reduces the time spent in searching for jobs, and at the same time helps in alleviating poverty.
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Marquez, P. C., & Rufin, C. (2011). Private Utilities and Poverty Alleviation: Market Initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub.
Virmani, A. (2004). Accelerating growth and poverty reduction: A policy framework for India's development. New Delhi: Academic Foundation.