How the internet is changing our lives h2o digital-2023

How the internet is changing our lives

The internet has changed (almost) everything we do.


Not that long ago, business transactions between a supplier and customer were ‘confirmed’ by fax or a mailed letter. These days almost everything is done by email.

Searching for products and services has also changed. Have you seen the size of the yellow pages recently? In some counties (like the UK) the physical version of the Yellow Pages no longer exists!

Consumer Markets…

In the consumer market, films were rented from video shops, which has since been replaced by the likes of NetFlix and Amazon.

Does anyone watch terrestrial TV anymore, or does everyone binge-watch everything on catch-up?

The likes of Virgin Megastore (remember that?) and HMV are all but (nearly) distant memories having been replaced with Apple Store and other streaming services.

(Other record shops and download facilities are available… or, at least, were!)

The internet of things…

And now, we have the ‘internet of things’. Your fridge can order your groceries and you get a push notification on your phone when the kettle has boiled…

Ok, some things are really pushing the envelope and are maybe solving problems that don’t exist.

But, the list really does go on…the internet is truly changing our lives.

The Retail Sector

Despite all the above, the high street is still doing….ok.

We still want to try on clothes before purchasing. At least I do. And we like the convenience of buying goods ‘now’ and not waiting for next day (or next week) delivery.

But never before has the shopper had so much choice. Before venturing into town, we all do a bit of ‘virtual’ window shopping. Checking prices, checking availability and maybe even reserving an item before even stepping out of the house.

We just never know what the future holds or what comes next. How technology and even Artificial Intelligence (AI) can save time and make our lives easier and more convenient – keeping up with technology is must!

Security is another concern and keeping your software up to date is must also. If you need any help or advise on keeping your website up to date, just give us a call!

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