How Social Networks Have Changed Communication
Twitter is a social networking tool that allows users to show their thoughts and feelings in such a manner has become very popular in recent years. It is particularly notable for allowing everyday people to interact with the likes of politicians, corporations and celebrities. ‘Sharing’ is very popular these days and other sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn allow people across the globe to broadcast details of their lives with the rest of the world through text, audio, photo and video.
The internet has revolutionised communication and networking to the point where few people in the world cannot be reached in a few seconds with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen. Gone are the days of sending letters and waiting days for a reply. This has been replaced by the instant contact methods of email, special interest forums and communities for everything imaginable and videoconferencing through the likes of Skype. Although it has made the world more efficient, the amount of time workers spend reading the everyday happenings of their friends or browsing Facebook probably evens things out.
Online Gaming and the Internet
The first-person shooter was a fairly prevalent gaming genre in the eighties and nineties, but its popularity paled in comparison to the likes of single player action/adventure games. Single player games continue to sell reasonably well, but there are fewer in number as first-person shooters and sports games which now dominate the market. The reason for the growth and popularity of these games is the internet. The reason for this is that playing these games over the internet gives players the opportunity to hone their skills against other individuals from across the world instead of playing against a computer, though single-player modes are still present. This has forced action and adventure games to adapt to the times and today almost every game is being released with an online mode in an attempt to stay competitive.
Many games have even been released as online only and millions of people play against one another on a daily basis. Many gamblers have also embraced online casinos and new casinos are springing up each and every day. Gamblers no longer have to travel to casinos to play their favourite games, instead they can access them via their PC, Mac or even their mobile online casinos offer a wide range of games such as poker, blackjack, craps, pokies and the all time favourite online roulette.
With the popularity of online shopping, e commerce sites and casinos, all major banks and credit card providers offer their services to all internet businesses including online and mobile casinos. What this means for online gamblers is that they can make deposits and withdrawals to and from their accounts using their chosen funding method. These funding methods include credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets and pre-paid vouchers. Although there are still some people who are nervous about shopping or gambling online, there is nothing to worry about. All online shops and casinos employ state-of-the-art security and will always keep your details safe.
Social networks, social media and all other interactive gaming platforms online have made communicating, meeting friends and having fun simple. As new developments continue to emerge New Zealanders can reap all the rewards and benefit from the cutting edge technology available at their fingertips.