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I’m sure, being the Internet-savvy users that you all are, that a lot of your life is online. You order your books and music through Amazon, you order takeaway pizza with your iPhone, you rent movies through your media center, you Google your medical symptoms, you pay your bills with online banking and you order your groceries through supermarket websites. In short, you can do pretty much anything online these days so the number of reasons for leaving your home start to diminish.  Sad?  Well that depends on your point of view and priorities.

Our infographic today comes from CollegeAtHome.com and shows all the different things you can do online which allows you to never leave your home. The one that I most identify with is telecommuting. I work from home online full time and if it wasn’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t have the best job of my life. Here in Germany, my father-in-law also telecommuted but it took many years and much form filling to get the powers-that-be to agree to it. It seems that the situation is no different elsewhere in the world where employers resist the very idea of their employees working from home naked.

Has doing things on the Internet made you stay home more and more?  What parts of the infographic do you most identify with?  Have you ever Googled your medical symptoms and convinced yourself you have a rare tropical disease?  Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: nataliej

  1. Kurt Wetzel
    February 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I know this is an older article but I want to add my comment.
    I do not like to leave my home that much anymore. I leave to go to work,, get groceries which I buy a lot of to last me a week or 2, and to go to the gym to workout (mainly for strength training). I have internet, cable, video games, Netflix, and a gym quality stationary bike that I use for my exercise when I feel like working out. Plenty of things to keep me entertained and busy. I do not have to deal with driving around, traffic, and in general less can go wrong. I do go out to see my family and friends but from day to day I choose not to. I use to care mre about getting out but now I am happy staying in.

  2. Perspicacity_1
    October 17, 2011 at 7:08 am

    As an Octogenarian, I seldom leave home and use the computer for almost everything I need to exist. As the article states, I use it to communicate with friends and family with email or Skype; I order my groceries online and have them delivered; I look to the Internet for information and a better understanding of what is happening in our world.

    I have become a computer geek in my old age and help friends and family when they have computer problems.  I have counseled many on the procedures to eliminate viruses, root kits and different infections.

    My neighbor refers to my computer as "God" when I'm asked for information and pick up my iPad2 and search for the answer. I help friends and neighbors find the best price for items they want to buy.

    My cousin's wife entered the hospital with an aortic aneurysm. The insurance company was Blue Cross and after the operation they refused to pay the bills and attributed her problem to smoking and called it a pre-condition. The bill was over $50,000.00 and they were devastated. I did a search and found a doctor at Johns Hopkins on their website. I wrote an email, explaining what Blue Cross had done. He had just returned from London after giving a speech on aneurysms and told me Blue Cross was wrong. He offered to fly to Greensboro, N.C. where my cousin lived and said he would be an expert witness if it was necessary and would only charge my cousin his exact cost of transportation and expenses for the time he was in Greensboro. He sent documentation and told my cousin to contact Blue Cross with that information.  A week later my cousin called and said Blue Cross had changed their mind and agreed to pay the bills.

    I have found lost family members for friends using the computer and search sites.

    I would be lost without my computer. The Internet is an amazing source of anything you want to find.

    • Azeddine
      October 25, 2011 at 4:59 am

      A big applause for the good use you are making of your time to benefit family, friends and your community... I am 67 and have found it very rewarding-satisfying to help other people solve problems I happen to know much more about and have enough time to tackle... People gets surprised when they ask "how much do I owe you" and the answer will be "NOTHING".

  3. Clairesipad
    October 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I work from home. Most of my relationships are virtual relationships. I get my books and magazines on my iPad. I belong to an on-line support group. If you suddenly turned off the internet, my life would no work. In fact, I'd have to rearrange everything.

    • Tina
      October 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      Same here. I feel amputated when I don't have access to a computer or internet. When the internet is down I start thinking like a goldfish: Oh, internet is down. Well, let's check my email. Oh dang, internet down. Ok, what's on the news. Ack, still down. Do some work? No internet! (...) Very frustrating. :)

  4. Douglas
    October 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

       The top part of the
    infographic is what I most identify with also there are two other images that
    to a lesser degree represent me as well.

        At the university
    I attend on line the class bios I write, I use the term, “computer citizen”, to
    further describe myself. I stay at home for entertainment, education and
    shopping, and am currently educating myself towards the goal of being able to
    work from home if possible.

  5. Suhel
    October 4, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I saw a documentary on Nat Geo where Interenet Gaming was the main focus of the show. It showed that in one case a teenager died due to excessive gaming as he played the online game for 48hours on a go (without food or water ) and was found dead later (reason was dehydration) In Japan special facilities are developed where anyone whose addicted to gaming are kept for 1 week or so and are made to do physical (fun) activities and they are kept away from internet/gaming.

    I've kept my computer on Task Scheduler shut down process, It shuts down automatically at midnight which gives me a wakeup call cuz sometimes when I play any game I am unaware of where time passed by. Keeping the task scheduler helps me to avoid excessive use of computer. Its Scary though.

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