The internet is something which virtually everyone uses daily. In fact, you’re using the internet to read this right now. It is something which is used on a daily basis by billions of people. The internet can be greatly used for things like school and work. Also, the internet is also used for fun like games, and social media. If you start out with one simple task it is easy to lose track and travel deep into the internet. Here are 7 stages of delving into the internet.
1. Just a simple task
Maybe you went online to shop for your Mom’s birthday present. Maybe you were just bored and wanted to kill time. Maybe you had a checklist and needed to pay some bills. Whatever the reason was, it made you go onto the internet. Logging on your computer may not seem like much, but it is enough to trap you and never let go.
2. What is this?
This is when your mind starts wandering. You see the ads on the side of the page and you suddenly want to shop. Perhaps the ad is not something you want, but you get reminded of that old YouTube video you used to watch all the time. Again, the particular circumstance does not matter. What does matter is the fact you opened up another window. You clicked. You took one step into the known, which is feeding you into the beyond called the unknown.
3. How did I get here?
You came for a task, stayed for a cat video, but at this point you do not know how you got here. You vaguely remember looking up what cat breeds there are, but how you got onto Drake Bell’s Wiki page? You have no idea. Now that you are lost you try and find a way out, right? Wrong. Now is when you look at his projects, realize he is the voice for Spiderman, start thinking about Spider man comics which leads to thinking about other comics, and finally you end up shipping Peter Parker and Wade Wilson.
4. Becoming self aware
You have been on the computer all day. You read one Tumblr post about being lost on the internet and you suddenly realize the post is completely accurate. You are a little lost. You have clicked so many links now that you cannot even remember the memes you went through to make it this far. However, simply because you do not remember how you got here does not mean you need to stop. You keep going.
5. Limit reached. Brain can no longer compute incoming information
Finally, you have reached something which tells you to get off of the computer. The something can be as simple as needing to get up and stretch you legs, or it can be the uncomfortable feeling you got at you read the conspiracy theory which states Aladdin takes place in the future. No matter what the reason was you got up and finally stopped looking at a screen which probably gave you time to appreciate the real world surrounding you.