The Internet is arguably the most important invention in the past 100 years and possibly even in human history. The Internet makes a huge difference in everybody’s lives, particularly my own. I was born in Los Angeles and moved out to Charlotte when I was ten years old. Thanks to the Internet, I have been able to get in contact with my old friends for the first time in ten years. It is incredible to see just how much everyone you knew has changed and where they all are today. It brings up so many memories of the past that you can reminisce about with your old buddies. It is great to see all my old friends and try to explain to them where Elon University is (I have offered $100 to any of them if they can guess it. So far, the closest guess has been in the middle of Virginia. If you don’t know, Elon is located in the middle of North Carolina).
Another important part of the Internet for me is the ability to keep up with any sports team no matter where you are. I am still a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the soccer team AC Milan, which is located in Milan, Italy. As you can imagine, it is very hard to keep up with these teams on a regular basis when you live in North Carolina. But, thanks to the marvels of the Internet, I can keep up with all the latest news, stats, photos and stories of my favorite teams. In fact, I can even watch their games online when I cannot get them on my television. It is incredible to be able to watch almost all of the Dodger regular season games thanks to mlb.tv when you live in the middle of Atlanta Braves country. (If you are a baseball fan and don’t know what mlb.tv is, look it up immediately as soon as you finish reading this).
The Internet has definitely played a major role in my life and it is very hard to imagine my life without it. From keeping up with friends to keeping up with my favorite teams to looking up things for my homework, the Internet has revolutionized my life and I’m sure the lives of many others around the world.