From boyfriend to husbands, everything is found online now. Thank god for the World Wide Web or else life would have been a desert without a mirage. Gone are the days when the mornings would start with newspapers and tea in the garden or the verandah. The neighborhood uncle going to the local market to get vegetables listed down by his wife seems like a distant memory, a memory which will fade away sooner away than we think. Previously during the time when my parents got married, matches used to be made in heaven, but now, they seem to be made at Tinder, shaadi.com, and bharatmatrimony.com.
Times are a-changing and as the World Wide Web blows the thirtieth candle on the cake, we cannot help but be amazed at the innumerable ways the internet has made our lives so much better. There is almost nothing that the internet cannot do and if we draw a then-now picture, we will see how in a span of three decades, the World Wide Web has become our best friend.
Shopping – The Best Therapy For Anyone At Your Fingertips
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Do you remember those times when you would go out with your parents and buy clothes and shoes and it was a tough time dealing with the crowd and the long queue outside the changing room? Well all that has been taken care of now by the internet because now the shops are at your doorstep and you can shop at your own disposal at your own free will. You may take as much time as you need without the angry glances of the middle aged aunty whom you would have met at the shops and who would have cursed you under her breath for eyeing the same clothes as she did. All of that is long gone for we have so many shopping websites at our disposal.
Memories Made Timeless
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With the glory of the internet spreading all over, we cannot help but be grateful to it for it has made our memories special. There was a time when photo albums with soiled pictures would be the only memory we had of the past. We only know how our parents looked when they got married and we have no inkling of how our grandparents looked when they were of our age. Even thirty years ago, there were only albums which contained pictures of only special occasions. But now, the internet has made it possible for us to keep all the memories frozen for posterity. Our future generations will know all about us- our teenaged days, our boyfriend-girlfriend phase, our hashtag days, and everything.
Distance Is Now A Thing Of The Past
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Ever wondered why long distance relationships are a much celebrated thing now? It is because distance is not a matter taken into consideration. Thanks to the internet, distance has taken a backseat. Nowadays, moms do not well up in emotion before sending her kids abroad because she knows the moment the kid reaches the destination, she will get a Skype call and it would be like the kid never left. The World Wide Web has given us a great gift in the form of Face Time, Messenger and Skype, which helps us to stay connected with our loved ones and the distance is not felt that deeply.
Employment Made Easy
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Job hunting is no longer a problem. It no longer means eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newspaper or setting out in the scorching heat in search of jobs. Employment has been made easy because now you can search for jobs online. With the help of the internet, employment is no longer a problem as there are YouTubers, bloggers and freelancers who are doing just what they aspire to do, and are doing great.
Amalgamation Of Cultures
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India itself boasts of a rich cultural diversity. There was a time when for an Indian kid knowing about the American culture would be impossible. The limited knowledge gained would be from the pages of the history book, which would eventually be very boring. But with the boost in the World Wide Web, the Indian kids know all about hip hop and pop and they are emulating that culture too well.
Ditch The Queue For Bills
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With the internet, you can say goodbye to standing in never ending line to bay the electricity bills, the tax bill or any such bill. Even twenty years ago, the fact of online payment was unheard of and people would sweat it out by being a part of annoying lines and add bitterness to their lives. But now, bill payment is just a matter of a few taps of the finger.
With its limited negative sides like cyber crimes and all our banking details being out there in the open, the internet has transformed our lives. Nowadays, life without WiFi seems incomplete and it is justified too because the amount of convenience offered by the internet cannot be equated with the convenience of anything else.