This morning, an emission showed us the first usage of Internet, Web (through mobile telephone) in a village in Nigeria, then how the same week, with difficulty a South Korean family from a city, consented to live without Web at home (not work and school too) without the Web.
The Nigerians spoke about how much more Information they can have through the connection. But the price, if not paid by BBC would have been prohibitive for them. Looking for Information about the World.
The Korean families, use their computers to Social Network, to program, to play, to order food and other things, to so much more then just information!
In 1990, when I first used Internet, it was also to find Information for my job, in my workplace. I seldom posted a comment even.
Five years later, it was already to publish my stories and journal fragments to discussion groups. It was only in 2004 that I discovered the magic world of blogs, and immediately published my first, and the magic world of Flickr to post my images. Very soon, I adhered to groups on Flickr and even formed my own group, which now has more then 2500 members.
Then come the first purchases through the web, and of course emails to friends all over the world. More I go, more usage I find for the Web. Publish videos, sideshows at the beginning, and nowadays also pod-casts, voice only.
It is a joy to interact, but also to see how many have downloaded the stories I have told or looked at the images I published.
The web through me into the world.