Rochelle, This is quite a good question! For certain, the internet ceased to be a simple diversion for me long ago and has become a necessity and source for much of my daily life activities.
Yes, of course I find entertainment galore online, movies, YouTube, Human Interest stories and our own Hubpages. I also do a whole lot of research and beneficial learning on a daily basis.
I think I feel like the vast majority when I say that at this point, it's difficult to think that for many more years of our lives past, we managed to survive "unplugged." This thought leads me to realize that the generations behind us, born into the world of technology has never known being without. (a profound concept to grasp)
I pay most of my bills online and correspond with businesses as well as acquaintances, electronically. The sheer convenience and speed is an amazing feat I continue to marvel at. I don't mind admitting I'm often like a child, experiencing wonders that are "virtually" magic to me.
I have made it a point to back away from the desk and join the real world, so I never become an isolated robot. I like to keep the personal, face to face interaction and human touch, a vital part of my life.
I have a feeling this Q&A will be quite popular and you'll yield a boatload of feedback!!......Good luck, Rochelle. Paula