Internet was supposed to reduce waste of time - Is it working?
Does this happen with anyone else here? Or do you guys always keep only 2-3 tabs open? Posted in: #Coffee Room
How is that related to the topic of the debate? Please elaborate.The_Big_KYep, I don't waste my time going out and having a life. So it's definitely working. 👍
I don't think it's wasting time. Because I end up learning something from at least 90% of the websites I learn; because I click links to explore information and don't just go on clicking random links that I encounter. When the mind is set on driving the answers you're looking for - it often leads to the right web pages with answers.
Let's say web surfing is a skill that needs to be developed. 😀
Internet Searches hence make you go off topic before you realize and come back to the work you were doing . hence wasting a majority of your time !!!
But since last 2 years after I detoxified myself from FB ;I am using internet to obtain latest technical information or techical help.This is time savvy for me; I dont have to go to library and find out why BOHR's atomic theory is not cent percent true ;-)
From what i have read, 65% of internet contains adult websites and 20% with entertainment contents.
So I no longer believe that internet was introduced to save time.
On other hand, using FB makes me feel a wastage of time..
If you are using the internet, keep the following in mind:
1. First THINK about WHY you've logged in to the internet. IS it to waste your time or to save your time?
eg: If you have a lavish internet connection at your disposal and you are jobless, you'd definitely feel like getting your mind relaxed and NATURALLY waste the time - (just like you waste time infront of the TV, watching those ugly serials and crying over them. Movies have more meaning, and are time saving, educational, and is an effective mind-relaxation method)
2. If you're not lookng at the right places, how would you find the right information? So FOCUS!!
3. Facebook/Twitter/Whatever can be used for learning too, IF you are talking with the RIGHT person about the RIGHT thing. Confused? Think about what you really do on FB?
eg: I use FB to ask doubts to people I know (because it's better to just post on their inbox than send them an e-mail), understand people and also communicate with my old friends who are stranded all over the world. Secondly, it's cheaper for me. 😀. My advise - Even if you waste your OWN time, use your time on FB wisely!
I'm at work now. But it's night time here, so I don't have much job; I've logged into CE to waste time wisely. My colleague on the otherhand prefers to stare at photos online now. All depends on each individual's ATTITUDE towards time!
4. Would you rather waste time going through Real Encyclopedias (Printed Books) to get information, or use the internet and save time?
If you are going to check some crap in Internet/ FB Then it is pure waste of time
But if you use it wisely to Update your self it will be the greatest tool in your hand
Example, today if I have to search internet for travel destinations near my city fitting my budget and purpose, I won't be able to find it from the heaps of wanted and unwanted information dumped on me. This has now resulted in the new aggregator websites like www.lifeisoutside.com www.treklocations.com that helps us cut through the junk and get directly to all the options available. These services do save our time !
In my case it is not working. As my field demands working on computer & internet, surfing is unavoidable for me. As you said i also always keep only 2-3 tabs open
You have faced this problem because of you were in wrong place to get your resources that you really wanted to see. My ? will work 24 hours for me but i have my control to get exactly where to get my knowledge and understanding the search tips on Google.