When I first got on the Internet around 20 years ago, it seemed that it was geared more toward socializing with others. But now, I have taken somewhat of a step back from that, and focused more on using it as a learning tool. For example, I love sites that share different articles to read that are considered really newsworthy and interesting. For example, I love to visit infoboil.com and other sites like it that aggregate interesting info. It helps me to see things all in one place so that I don’t have to go hunting around online at a lot of different sites. I guess you could say that I like these sites that help to teach me valuable things.
When I first got on the Internet, I did so through a popular Internet provider. They provided chat rooms, and people from all around the country would meet up and talk for hours. Most of what we talked about was rather mundane. But in some cases, you had a chance to really get to know other people from all walks of life. It was nice, and I did enjoy meeting people online. But most of the chatting was about the weather or just silly things that did not get me further in life. It became a bore at some point.
At some point, the internet grew and grew to the point that people began putting more things to read online that really teach you things. Lost of media sites started showing up. It was really nice. But, you had to go to each of these sites to find information, and that took a lot of time. Now, with the help of the site I mentioned above, I can go to just one webpage and see info that is there from many different sites. It saves me some time.