I was given cause to think of my own online habits recently after having a look at an article regarding the nation's online habits and the one major conclusion I came too was that I do spend far too much time online.
Because of my lifestyle at the moment, online is where I communicate, where I build friendships and relationships regarding the blog and have a bit of craic. Everything I don't manage to do in real life, outside my front door.
The main reason I involved myself so much in the great www was to meet people and nurture relationships. This all started when I moved home from England and signed up to Myspace (many moons ago). As I've discussed on the blog a few times, this is how I met my husband. With so many now flocking to dating sites and looking to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and G+ to meet that special someone, online dating has never been so popular and it's not as taboo as it was back when I met the mister. In the time I've been using social media in a social capacity I've struck up many friendships which have spilled into real life. I've met people online that I care about deeply and couldn't imagine my life without them in it.
Facebook is essential to us as a family as it allows us to keep in touch with my family and update them on the wee dude's carry on. Pictures, lots of pictures!
A close second would have to be using the world wide web for shopping. Obviously popping into a store and browsing the rails for bargains and cool threads is beyond my capabilities a lot at the moment but thankfully most companies are now online.
I spend a lot of time online, as I mentioned, though I have recently started to scale back. Because I decided to try and create my own space online with this blog, I do find it takes a lot of my time and that does mean time spent online. There's no way around that. I have, however, started to turn the laptop and mobile phone off in the evenings now. Though essentially, you'll still find me checking tweets before I get into bed.
So what sites can you find me on?
There are more than probably others.... And much as though it can be time consuming, the little community I've created online is one I dearly care about and wouldn't do without.
How much time do you reckon you spend online each day?
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