For a student, it can help their studies enormously. The Internet makes research quick, simple and easy, but more importantly, it makes it enjoyable. Young people love to use computers due to the interactivity it provides. Web pages are much more up-to-date than old text books that were previously used for studying, so not only is the information accurate, but it is also designed to engage students in a way that they find entertaining. Trends change so quickly that the style of a text book becomes outdated within a few years, but the Internet has the capabilities to update pages continually, so they are always appealing for the intended audience. The Internet also allows students to research and learn about topics that would previously be unknown to them due to lack of resources. Some schools do not stock every single book on a particular subject, but with the Internet, the learning possibilities are limitless.
The Internet also provides immediacy; something that today’s generation desire. Young people often want something to happen quickly once they have thought of it. They do not want to wait a week for a book to arrive, they want to jump on the Internet right away and research it. If they send a letter, they want an immediate response, which is something that an email permits.
The Internet also allows a new level of socialising. It means that people can get in touch with friends at any time of day or night and interact as a group throughout the day with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. They make it easy to share links, views, opinions and new-found trends, music and films in a matter of seconds.