What would we do without it? The Internet. Without the Internet, we wouldn't be here. And by "we" I mean us bloggers. Totally inexistent.
What would our world be like without the Internet? Where would we get this quick abundance of ideas, inspirations or know what to buy because everyone it totally getting crazy about it online and you have to have that item too! Fashion Blogger related the YSL arty ring, the H&M collaborations, the hottest new nail polish or the It- bag of the hour come to mind. And what would Scott Schuman do?
The world is just a few clicks away. The threshold to buy an foreign newspaper or magazine is much bigger and circuitous than to just go on the website and read that special article someone recommend- maybe even on some blog. Because would you really spend a lot of money on some imported newspaper when all you want to read is just one article. Would you really get up and get out to get it? Reading in an instant on your living room couch is much nicer, is it not?*
Not getting invites to parties via Facebook. Not having a long list of followers on twitter to network. Not knowing in a few seconds where the next burlesque show will be happen in your town. Not being able to book your own flight without visiting an travel agent. Not knowing what else is out there!!
Not being able to communicate so quick and in fact very cheap.
I was in boarding school and when I remember correctly the first 2 years we all had calling cards or always a few coins in our pockets to call home. Some nights there was even a line in front of the pay phone. The pay phone! Can you even imagine? You hardly find those anymore.... And let me tell you, I am not that old! Changes beyond belief in the shortest period of time.
Would we all be journalists, authors or in some kind of publishing? I don't think so. We would probably have totally other hobbies, other lives. And what's with the time we spend in front of the computer? With what would we fill it? DIY projects out of a magazine?
Even if we would stop being online, not using our cellphones to check our emails and using just the landline. All around you a world is existing using the internet and is influencing your life big time. That's why I think an experience in which one or a few persons are trying to live without being online isn't very interesting for me. Interesting for me would be how society would have changed or not without this very invention and what would I do and what would change in my life when all of us would suddenly not be able to use it anymore, by whatever force it may be.
The internet is a tool we use constantly and is also a playground we enjoy permanently. Without it would a big calm come over us, or would we loose out on so many things?
But hey! I think we would survive!
*Buying contet of an online newspaper etc is another pair of shoes I don't wanna get into it now.