Each website we visit on the internet looks different. Sure, they all share some similarities, but each one is unique. However, underneath it all, most of the websites we use on a daily basis have one thing in common: WordPress. If you’re not a blogger or web developer, it’s quite possible you’ve never heard of WordPress but if you use the internet, you’ve certainly interacted with WordPress in one way or another.
Many of us remember when having Netflix meant getting DVDs in the mail. There were few greater joys then sending one off, knowing the next one was just a day or two away. This seems silly now, but in the pre-digital age, this felt instant.
With the phrase "Google it" now so entrenched in our everyday language, we tend to think searching Google is the same as searching the web. But Google is just a search engine, meaning it's a tool that displays the information on the internet based on your specific query. In other words, it's a catalog of the internet.
The internet has become a staple of modern life. We use it to shop for what we need and want, talk to friends and family, run businesses, meet new people, watch movies and TV, and pretty much everything else you can think of. In short, it has given birth to a new age in human history.
Ever since the early days of the internet, scammers have been working to steal our money, and sometimes our identity. And while we as internet users have gotten more aware and are more capable of identifying scams, the bad guys have gotten better too, which means danger is still out there, lurking behind every digital corner.
Social media has become such an important part of our lives that it’s easy to think it has always been there. However, knowing that social media can’t exist without the internet, some simple math should tell us social media can’t be more than 30 years old (the internet started becoming mainstream in the early 1990s).
We all remember the first time our parents sat us down and told us not to talk to strangers. It might not have made sense at the time – as kids we live in a fantasy world where everyone is our friend – but as we get older, it’s easy to see all they were doing was trying to protect us.
How do you access the internet? Do you use a mobile device or a desktop computer? How we access the internet is changing. We’ve compiled all the latest 2022 data and statistics on mobile vs desktop internet usage.