Of course by “your” use of the World Wide Web that’s inclusive of your entire family’s use of the internet, and unfortunately in the times we’re living in getting the most out of the information superhighway has become somewhat of an art! Between all the censorship, a lot of which is unknown by the average user and SEO-influenced (Search Engine Optimisation) content, what was a planned, innocent session online can turn into a few hours of senselessly wasted time and if that’s something which is repeated every day, the total time you waste online can make for some depressing reading.
However, by applying some quality-control tactics you can save a lot of what would otherwise be wasted time online and you can continue to benefit from you and your family’s use of the World Wide Web in the manner its creation was originally intended.
Use Mobile Apps and Their Desktop Equivalents
When you utilise iTunes education apps and the likes, you are automatically bypassing the biggest and most effective devaluation trap which has become synonymous with the World Wide Web as it exists today. You are bypassing the junk-mail trap which is driven by advertising and low-quality, recycled contend which is geared towards nothing more than someone completing a sale. I’m not saying you can’t find any information online that’s useful and valuable for free, but rather that free information is not so free after all in that whoever published it needs to derive some sort of value out publishing that information for free. That value is you and your time spent online as that translates into value they can monetise by perhaps selling advertising space to third parties.
So your use of Android education apps for example, as one of the ways to make sure you get full value for your time spent online would make sure that you can even enjoy this value “offline,” like on your mobile device.
Bookmarks vs. Search Engine Queries
In this instance bookmarks represent more than just bookmarking certain sites and blogs which you deem valuable enough to keep shortcut access links to, but rather includes the practice of building up your own little collection of websites that are useful. I’m talking about authoritative sites and some of those blogs which you regularly visit (like this one, of course), as well as platforms such as discussion forums. Naturally you’d also have those website which are recommended to you by your peers, so too the pages which are created on social networking platforms like Facebook.
This should be your virtual library of information and applications which you can continue to get value out of, with a great example being that of The Great Course and these valuable sources of information should gradually start to replace your reliance on searching for info online via search engines. Search engines will definitely have their use once in a while, but otherwise the whole business model of the typical search engine is to deliver that content which pays the highest and not necessarily the most valuable content available.