Key Benefits of the Internet

Once you are connected to the internet, there’s almost no limit to what you can do. The Internet has made it possible to quickly search information, connect and communicate with loved ones around the world, manage your finances through your online banking system, shop from millions of shops from the comfort of your home, listen to or buy music, watch educative or entertaining videos, and much more. In this lesson, we take a look at some of the amazing things the internet is capable of doing.

Search for information online

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Google search on the nearest restaurant

With billions of websites online today, there is a lot of information you can get online. Gone are the days you will need to ask someone about a pharmacy near your location or the nearest petrol station or restaurant. Search engines make this information easier to find. All that is required of you is to type the keyword in a search engine and the internet will provide you with the most relevant results.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for the nearest restaurant near you. You could use a search engine to learn about different restaurant options, and even get directions. The image above illustrates it all. All you need is to be connected to the internet.

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Online Learning

Online learning is education that takes place over the Internet. It is often referred to as “e- learning” among other terms. However, online learning is just one type of “distance learning” – the umbrella term for any learning that takes place across distance and not in a traditional classroom. Online education has become a normal routine today, with millions of individuals studying from millions of online education platforms around the world. Most of these people earn certificates, skills, and get employed and work remotely, without ever meeting their employers physically. Winners Tech Institute is an example of an online learning platform.


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Email sent

Email is the most standard way to send and receive electronic messages across the Internet. Almost everyone who uses the Internet has an email account, which is commonly referred to as email address. You can use the email address to do so many things online, including banking, buying, subscribing to learning platforms, etc.

Social networking

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Facebook profile – Alain Njofie

With the proliferation of social network websites, it has become easier to connect with loved ones and share exciting moments. Unlike email which allows only to share with just a few people, social networks make it easier to connect and share with many people around the world at the same time. Some of the world’s largest social platforms include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter. Facebook alone records over 2.8 billion active monthly users. Check our course on Understanding and Using Emails here.

Online media

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Online Media

There are many online platforms that allow you to listen to music and watch videos. For example, YouTube is a video streaming platform where you can watch millions of videos. Internet radio platform example is Pandora. Other platforms, like Netflix, allow you to watch movies.

Online collaboration

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Online Collaboration

Online collaboration has become one of the recent online trends. Companies, businesses and individuals now have the possibility to share work documents online, which permit multiple users to work on a single document, even simultaneously. Google docs and Microsoft OneDrive are some examples.

Other Services

Besides the few listed above, there are a bunch of other services you can execute online. Banking services, medical consultation, booking flights and hotels, visiting museums around the world, playing games, etc, are just a few other examples.

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Njofie Alain

Alain is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring digital tools and platforms. His extensive work in the digital field has set him apart as one of the top digital marketing experts in Cameroon and Africa. He has exceptional copywriting and web development skills. He is Co-Founder and COO of Afritech Academy and loves writing about interesting topics in tech.