The Web. It’s a seemingly endless supply of information. Anything can be found; lesson plans, news, a tracker for my training schedule, just to name a few. The power the internet holds is knowledge and connections. The web allows anyone with the tech capabilities to access knowledge and the global community.
Being the social creature that I am, the web appeals to me as a method of maintaining connections to my friends. Sure, the obtaining of knowledge is a great side effect, but I would still rather visit a library. In addition, things like banking and buying flights have become so much a part of my online experience that I am not sure that I could even check my balance or buy a flight without a computer. Have I become that dependent upon technology and the ease that it provides?
Perhaps it’s my general lack of organization, but I am frequently overwhelmed by the information that I have obtained online. I have no set method for organizing my documents or bookmarks. I spend more time than I would like to admit searching of things that I have already discovered. This maybe the number one reason I chose to use the internet as a means of socializing rather than knowledge acquisition.
But the web boils down to one important thing: connections. Everything is connected on the web. Connections make everything easier to find, to search, to lose yourself in the sea of global information. Connections are what keeps us coming back to the web for more.