You know the drill! And if you don’t, the rules are pretty simple.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:::
One of the biggest tools for connecting with people is the Internet. It allows us to video chat with people thousands of miles away in real time, it allows us to keep family and friends updated about the goings-on in our lives with words, photos and more.
But I can’t help but feel at a disadvantage when the small town you live in doesn’t have anything even close to “High Speed” Internet. I go to speediest.net and my results are:
Yet there is still hope looming around the corner. A big telecommunications company invested money in bringing brand new fibre optic cables into town. The only thing we’re not sure of is when the system will go live to the public.
I have to say it will be nice to actually be able to watch YouTube videos, download podcasts and especially download updates for my software that doesn’t tie up our connection for hours and hours on end (and then quit on me before completing the last few kb).
Living so remotely has had it’s benefits, but it definitely has not helped with staying connected to friends and family elsewhere.
I will admit that a plus about living here is that there have been some really important friendships made that do and will continue to last after people begin to move away. I just wish the Internet speeds would pick up so we could initiate more on our end.
It’s so funny to me how something that most people didn’t use on a regular basis ten to fifteen years ago has become so integral to how we live. When the Internet’s down, the world closes off from us.
And there you have it. You turn!