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Aside from diversion or entertainment,what do you use the internet for?

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 months ago

    Aside from diversion or entertainment,what do you use the internet for?

  2. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 12 months ago

    Research, writing, publishing, stock trading, bill paying, etc.

    Diversion? What diversion? What about you?

    1. Venkatachari M profile image42
      Venkatachari Mposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Good question. What diversion? Diversion from workload? From tension and worries? Diversion from daily routine? Or from concentration?
      Is it internet for Diversion?

  3. shanmarie profile image80
    shanmarieposted 12 months ago

    The first answer that comes to mind is research, especially since my kids need help with homework questions I can't always answer. I also use it to communicate with family and friends since none of them live in the same city. It's an easy way to share things you can't see via the phone. And I use it for freelancing. Then, of course, sometimes it is just a diversion or entertainment.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 months ago

    Good answers! I am in a rural area where our IP  has left hundreds without access. City folks think we are being silly by complaining.
    I have a cellular connection on iPad..... but it is expensive by the minute!

    1. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Y'all aren't crazy at all. The kids even have assignments now days requiring use of the internet. It's becoming somewhat of a must even if it isn't used often.

  5. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 12 months ago

    Studying, working, searching, shopping, friending and a whole lot more. Just be watchful for the scammers!!!

    1. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah....those scamming websites are plenty

  6. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 12 months ago

    Business! I have no physical location for my company. Everything I do is entirely digital, and lives online.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Indeed! And this is very true for people in our rural area .

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 12 months ago

    If I have a question about anything, I do an internet search. I can find how to complete a household repair. I can find a recipe that includes ingredients I have on hand.

    I can watch TV, or get reviews on a product I want to buy. I can find new music to listen to, or find videos of old music I love.

    I can get in touch with old friends, and keep in touch with new friends. I can shop for anything my heart desires and have it delivered to my door.

    I can post my opinions, and read the opinions of others. I can check the news and weather and traffic for any location on the planet. I can pay my bills and order or stop services.

    What was the question again?

  8. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 12 months ago

    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

  9. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 12 months ago

    One is research from products to writing projects, yet research can be a diversion, so they go hand-in-hand. Another is social life. I like reading forums and the Q&A here. I contribute too from time to time. Almost all my personal business life transactions are online. Over half of my purchases are through the internet. Two things I use constantly are the dictionary and thesaurus. I use an editing service and a readibility site too. Plus, I like reading for pleasure too.

  10. watergeek profile image99
    watergeekposted 12 months ago

    I hardly ever use it for diversion or entertainment - maybe 5%. Mostly I use it to research articles I write, update myself on the news (mainly political), to upload data for a subcontract, some shopping, and to download music videos for concerts my community choir is preparing for. I also use it to reassure or deepen myself spiritually.

  11. KsenijaZ profile image93
    KsenijaZposted 12 months ago

    Research (all kinds of - from finding some home remedy for my family to searchings things for my self-study), paying bills, shopping, communicating, writing, reading, ...

  12. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 12 months ago


    Mainly for email, research, as one way of keeping up with current events and looking up movie times.
    By the time a newspaper arrives its "yesterday's news".
    In addition I have used the Internet for making online purchases/shopping, making hotel reservations, rental car reservations, using "bill pay" through my bank, booking airline travel, purchasing tickets for shows, looking up company phone numbers & addresses using Google...etc
    I've also posted articles, used it for job searches, and even successfully used Online Dating.
    "A day without Internet access is like a day without sunshine." smile
    Unless one is away on vacation!

  13. Terrielynn1 profile image94
    Terrielynn1posted 12 months ago

    I write my cookbook. Slide presentations help in groups I belong to that helps others. Research and message people who don't like to talk on the phone and I don't get to see very often. Share my home Reno's and do things on Pinterest.

  14. brandstorm profile image45
    brandstormposted 12 months ago

    Well everything can be a source of diversion, it all depends on us. I think the easy access to a broad network of information internet has made possible for us all is one of the great blessings of this technology. But we just don't know how to deal with it sometime and feel our time is wasted.

  15. lindaspeaks profile image11
    lindaspeaksposted 12 months ago

    I use the internet to communicate with family members,earn money writing  blogs, articles, taking surveys and clicking ads.

  16. Maryam Rehman profile image86
    Maryam Rehmanposted 12 months ago

    I use internet to watch videos; scientific, knowledgeable  etc. also, i try to find jobs.

  17. Nokkidoll profile image60
    Nokkidollposted 12 months ago

    Mostly, i use the internet for studies. It's really useful, as i can find information about anything i want quickly. Beside that, i enjoy watching videos, playing games and communicating with my friends overseas. smile

  18. clivewilliams profile image85
    clivewilliamsposted 12 months ago

    Making money online is the order of the day. chi ching!

  19. Hilda Akita profile image59
    Hilda Akitaposted 12 months ago

    I learn on the internet, and learning is a form of entertainment for me. I read articles, learn a thing or two about a topic I am interested in and alot more