Internet has helped me explore world in more than one way. Internet is widely used these days among youth and adults for various reasons. As a university student, I use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Google.
First of all, I would like to emphasize how twitter has helped me find an internship and from the internship, it made my summer 2014 to be a remarkable summer! Indeed from a retweet, I saw a flyer for an internship position for a nonprofit organization that works globally. I applied and got the position. Part of my internship was to do a fundraiser event for a cause which I chose Orphan Sponsor Program; therefore, I used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other websites to promote the event. Also, for the event, I had to look for a famous speaker to be part of the event. To be honest, social networking websites have helped me connect to new speakers and create new connections. Indeed, internet has really helped me tremendously. Twitter has helped me explore world more because I am able to follow various people from all over the place in the world. I am able to see what others think of current situations, on what’s going on in their area and other interesting things that help me see what’s out there in life.
Facebook is another social networking that is used online. I use it to connect with family and friends. Also, I used it to share posts on topic that I think are important. I have my own Facebook groups, and I am also part of other groups. In fact, groups are helpful when it comes to discover the world. They gather people with same interest and post information that are helpful. In my opinion, these days, Facebook is used widely to promote events. So when there is a local or national event, they can be found on Facebook. For example, my fundraiser dinner was shared widely on Facebook.
Furthermore, when it comes to purchasing college books from book store, sometimes it can be burdensome to me because bookstores sell books at a higher price than what a college student can afford. Therefore, sometimes I have to explore other places to find the same book at cheaper website. For example, I use www.chegg.com to rent some of my books. At my university, there is a Facebook group page for Biology major and for sell/exchange books. These in my opinion are helpful to explore school and other things.
Instagram is really helpful when it comes to explore world. I sometimes go to search page to see what others post from all over the world. It is really interesting to see what’s out there. There is one account called “nature” which I follow. They post pictures from photographers who take very professional and nice pictures on nature from all over the places. This in my opinion is really nice when it comes to explore world. There are some things that I never know but in fact exist in nature or in life.
Moreover, I use famous video website www.youtube.com which posts videos on various categories. When it comes to school, I search topics from my classes to help me understand the material that is covered in class. For example, for my Immunology class I would search topics that we are studying. I find videos that are from other professors or universities and so forth. This is helpful not only in learning, but also to see how someone from another country is able to teach same subject in a different way. Youtube helps me to search for news, for comedy, music, and much more. This is a fun way to explore the world.
Last but not least, Google, a famous search engine is used widely. I can type anything in search box, and it will give me many resources. It’s interesting how I learned about a community in another state indirectly. I was once searching for certain topic for my internship essay, and I found a community in another state which was random. I clicked on the link, and from there, I was able to learn about another community and find another speaker.