Better and Instant Access of Information
Centuries ago, the only means of communication and gathering of information is through the help of homing pigeons. In the succeeding years people have developed the use of daily newspaper in 1650, the first electric telegraph in 1831, the Morse code in 1835, then Alexander Graham Bell patents the very first telephone in 1876, the first television broadcast was made in England in 1927 and the first computer was sold in 1951. Due to the continuous development of communication, we are experiencing one of the fastest ways of exchanging ideas with other people.
The advent of computers led to the development of internet which ushered in the generation of emails, tweets, pokes, shares and likes. The older people may not be able to comprehend our terms but they sure are amazed on how we get our messages across immediately and obtain the corresponding reply.
As of the present, the most widely used means of interaction is the social media. The most popular of which is Facebook conceptualized by a college student in Harvard. You can easily convey your thoughts or ideas by posting it to your timeline and allowing the public or special group of people to see it. You may also instantly express you fondness for a statement, an image or a comment by clicking like or share so that more of your friends or acquaintances may know that you enjoy that which has been posted. Because of Facebook, I was able to get in touch with my friends during my childhood days and my circle of girl friends during my high school years. I was updated with who married who, who was able to fulfill their goals in life and who are still in the process of getting there. I was able to greet them during their special days and holidays right away without too much expense. Lastly, because of Facebook, distance is not regarded as a hindrance in conveying our affection and care most especially to family members and friends when they need it most.
Another remarkable benefit of the internet is the instantaneous access to any and almost all types of information, from the latest news to ancient historical facts, to record-breaking moments of man to insignificant minuscule experiences of people in the countryside. I was trying to research on a fat blocker named garcinia and I was so glad that there were numerous information on this supplement that proves it efficacy and safety. If I will rely researching on libraries, I may be able to obtain also the same data but with a longer time and extra effort, transferring from one collection of documents and records to another. By just clicking search on the internet, an entire record of data and files is opened for me.
Truly, the 21st century has laid upon our hands a better and faster way of life. However, we must always remember the words of an ordinary uncle to a superhero "with greater power, comes greater responsibility".