The 5 Top Uses Of The Internet

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internet-resourcesThe internet is extremely popular but what is it actually popular for? The internet is used for many different reasons this is because almost anything can be done on it.

You quite literally have access to the entire world without leaving your bedroom in the morning, if you want your local news or weather report you will probably get quicker access to it using your laptop or smart phone than if you were to switch on the television.

Here are the five most popular uses of the internet:

Social Networking

Everyone has heard of social networking, whether you are a fan of it or not you are still going to be a part of it somehow. The internet has changed how we communicate with one another, and that is also partially down to social networks.

Using social networks you have the ability to speak a friend or family member who lives across the other side of the world, but you can also use it to speak to a friend who lives on the same road as well.

In the past people would choose to pop round to a friends or family members house if they lived close, however down to the popularity of social networks, many people will choose to use this form of communication to socialise. It is disputed whether it is a good or a bad thing.


After social networking, the next most popular use of the internet is to find information. Whether you wanted to find David Attenborough’s date of birth or Michael Jackson’s birth place, you can find it in a few clicks and a couple of seconds.


Online dating has been continuously growing for the past few years now with more and more people turning to use it as a way to meet new people. If you are fed up of being alone or with the current people in your life, you can join an online dating agency  in a couple of minutes, once you have joined you can start browsing through the online catalogue to what man or woman you want in your life.


Business has boomed since the internet has come about, this is because customers have a lot more options. Rather than being stuck in your small local area, you can now shop around the whole world from the comfort of your settee. Businesses now use the internet to target new potential customers.


Emailing is another way of communicating and more people are turning to use it as a replacement to texting. Using an email address you can speak to people on the other side of the world instantly. Most people will now have access to more than one email address, this is because of how popular it has got and the range of people they need to contact.

Kerry used the internet to join a professional online dating agency to meet some new people. She joined and met new people instantly.

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