Disadvantage, my husband thinks that I spend entirely too much time on here, and he gets frustrated about it at times.
We have come to a new medium with it, I bought a laptop, and I can be next to him when I am here on this site.
You can get involved with sites like Blurtit to ask and answer questions. You can socialize, get involved with support groups to get anonymous help.
People go to college online and advance their carrers. They communicate with one another via email, chat and can even make use of their computer as a phone.
Visually impaired individuals can use a program to change words into speech so they can use the computer and navigate web sites.
News, weather alerts and thats just one grain of sand.
The downside is that you can get so wrapped up in the computer that you don't have a life away from it. Eye strain, carpel tunnel, lack of sleep. I do think the good far outways the bad.
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