In previous posts you have heard a lot about the dangers of the internet, the risks you take while using it, and the criminals behind many cyber attacks. Now I think it is only fair that I share some good things about the internet and what I do like about it. The internet is not just a scary place filled with criminals it is actually a magical place with tons of information and new ways to learn and grow as a person. Without the internet I would be a lost soul. It keeps me connected to friends and family around the world. Not only is it good for communication but its a great way to express yourself. From blogging to social media you can be whoever you want to be on the internet. It allows you to meet new people through chats, messengers, and gaming websites. It gives you the freedom to roam and explore through tons of data bases and websites full of information of all kinds. Its also a great place for work, school, and networking. Below is a list of the 10 best things about the internet according to Gulf News:
Easy tool to communicate….
with friends, family, and business partners around the world very promptly and (almost) free of charge. You can also create folders and save all the communication for future reference (very beneficial in business).
For being able to have my own identity online (domain name, e-mail, and web space). I have reserved my own domain name, my family’s domain name and many others.
You are in a position to choose what you want to see, where, when and for how long.
I like reading those funny e-mails from friends. Now you can make all your friends around the world laugh. Even if you are not good at cracking jokes, you can simply download them from
the internet and forward them to your friends.
Informed purchasing decisions
You can find information on almost any product and service. You can read reviews, see ratings and read actual consumer feedback and make informed decisions.
Always get the latest information
For being able to read latest news and gain knowledge about the latest products within minutes of
For being able to find up-to-date information and know-how on any topic. For example, when I wanted to select a PR company, the American PR Association had articles on how to select the best PR company for your business. And it worked perfectly.
I used some award-winning designers from Chile, USA and Romania for a project for a fraction of the cost of using an overpriced regional design firm (which had also bid for the project).
Saves time and effort
Using e-banking and e-government saves considerable time and effort which gives you more time for you and your family to pursue hobbies.
Getting access to some of the best websites
I have some favorite websites which I often refer to for work or leisure. These come in handy when looking for something on the web.