Nice question here, well Internet is really an important part of modern life, as it enables you to know about many thing just with a click, because of internet only we are able to communicate with people far away from us, and it makes us feel like we are sitting next to each other, internet has information about everything that is known to man, and can server various purposes based on one's requirement. And above all its useful for the kids if they are being guided properly to use it. Its there for entertainment for knowing thing and for making certain things happen as well...
Computers and internet came in our life with many comforts in different aspects of life. Let me tell you importance of computer in our life first. Before computer there was many problems related to different things. For example, you have to store information on papers, and it was very difficult for storing thousand of papers. But on computer you can store information with lots of ease and you can manage those with comfort. It was very difficult for a person to store thousands of papers with this guarantee that no one can read this while you can protect your documents on computer.
When computer was not indulged in our life then we were used to play video games in market though there were other video games available on Atari, Sega, which we can play in our homes by connecting these machines with computer but quality of these games was not good and many people were not able to buy these expensive game machines.
Before computer, we were performing many tasks on different machines and there was not a single machine which can do all tasks for us for example, we had to buy Cassette Player for listening songs on cassette, We had to buy VCR for watching any movie, we had to buy a type writer to write something on paper, we had to watch Different channels on TV but now you can watch on a monitor by using TV device, but now we can do all these tasks and many more on a computer.
Now come to the importance of internet in our life. Before internet, it was very difficult for a person to get information about a particular thing. Suppose you want to get information about different plants and their advantages and you don't use internet. Then definitely you will buy books about plants and read all those books but it will take lot of money to buy many books and it will be time consuming for you to search books. Even you will find many books but you will be not sure which books are on the top list.
Now consider you are on internet and you want to do the same task as mentioned above. The same process will be very easy and time consuming on internet. As you just have to open any good search engine for example GOOGLE or Yahoo and you have to type different plants and their advantages. When you will click on the search button then at least hundreds of pages will be open and you can see which information is most relevant. As link of pages on first page of search engine will be best than on 2nd page and so on.
Using internet you can make aware yourself about different news. As there are many websites which provide you latest news about every category. For example you can use www.digg.com to know latest news about whole world. Without internet it is not possible for you to do it. As you can't read newspaper of each country and each city in that country. You can talk to any person in the world completely free of cost by using any messenger service as Msn Messenger, Yahoo messenger, Google Bot, Skype etc.
Internet helps us in a lot of ways by making our things easier and handy. Think if you want to contact someone far flung from you, you can easily send them Email at the cost of nothing. It is also excellent for keeping in touch with family and friends.
Other most helpful feature of Internet is you get huge amount of information of about anything in the world from needle to airplane you get everything on Internet.
Ecommerce is an added advantage in internet which makes very effective way to buy and sell products all over the world.
For all of us it allows very fast communication sometimes preventing or warning of impending disaster. It allows for greater ease in the dissemination of information making it easier for the electorate to keep tabs on our elected officials thus keeping them a bit more honest (hopefully). Given more time I could come up with many more. For me, it allows me a social outlet because I'm stuck at home because of a disability, and I'm able to keep in touch with friends and relatives that are spread throughout the united states.
Well for me , I have found peace in answering and asking questions on sites and making new friends from all over .
I e-mail my family and friends from far away .
I just enjoy my computer .