30 Things The World Wide Web Has Taught Me

30 Things The World Wide Web Has Taught Me

Celebrating three decades of WWW.


It's what is used to get to places on the internet. Search engines, social media, online shopping, you name it. When using the internet, you usually type one letter three times to get there. That is www. An acronym for World Wide Web. Since next Tuesday is it's 30th birthday, here are 30 things it's taught me.

1. Vocabulary 

Whenever I hear a word I dont know the definition to or if I want to know other meanings to it, the internet is my go-to source.

2. When current events occurred

News changes rapidly. If I miss a story on TV or wondering when a certain event occurred, I usually google it.

3. How visually resourceful Youtube is 

When I'm bored or need to learn something visually, Youtube always has and will continue to be handy.

4. When and where the action is

Whether it's a concert, school event, The Jersey Shore, Disney World, New York, Los Angeles, and other places, social media has taught me this.

5. What happened to things

Almost everything comes and goes. If they don't, then they experience some type of change. Luckily, there are websites and journalists, who have this information.

6. Where people are now

Friends come and go. Peers eventually disperse. Sometimes, you never hear from them. Occasionally, we all wonder where they are? Where they went? Sometimes, what happened to them? Thanks to the internet, we can find answers to those questions.

7. What my grades are

Remember the days when report cards were on paper? How about when you had to wait until they were released, to see your grades? Thanks to the World Wide Web, those days are long gone.

8. Who my neighbors are

You don't need to knock on their door or meet them outside to know who lives next to you. You can get just type in www and pick a website where you can find people.

9. Demographics 

Whether it's a large city or a small community, if I plan to go somewhere or wonder what type of people live in places, I can just google its demographics.

8. Alumni that graduated from my school

Why just ask, when you can be the first to know simply by the touch of a button.

9. Email

The best professional way to communicate.

10. How to shop better

Before I head out to the store, I always research what it is I'm buying. Depending on the product, I like to know the price, where's the best place to buy it, and who has it in stock. Sometimes, I might even read reviews on it.

11. To think better

Educators are not the only ones to accredit for this. The World Wide Web has helped me think better as well. It's also taught me what is accurate and what's not.

12. What's open on holidays

Why use the phone, when you can just look online first? Sometimes, you might not even need to call.

13. History of famous people, places, and companies 

Whether it's a celeb, journalist, politician, activist, city, town, studio, network, or company, the World Wide Web is and forever will be my number one source. It's also helped me with my research for articles and even interviews.

14. Obituaries 

I might have began reading them in newspapers as a child. That doesn't mean I didn't learn more about them online.

15. Best ways to save time

This is something I taught myself by using the World Wide Web.

16. Best schools for my major

Applying and looking for colleges isn't always easy. Luckily, online research has helped.

17. There's options for everything 

Dating and streaming services, social media, and so much more, whether you want to meet someone, reconnect, or watch something, there's always an option.

18. Not everything lasts forever

Whether it's a professional sports transaction or a TV show cancellation, the World Wide Web has most certainly educated me that some things in life are only temporarily.

19. How to get places

Before GPS's were built into smartphones, Mapquest and Google Maps were the resource for directions.

20. Almost everything has a review

Comes in handy when your not sure if you want to try and buy something or go somewhere.

21. Ivy League school acceptance rates

As a child, my dream was to go to Princeton University. For years, I was told it's one of the hardest schools to get into. Then one day, I learned the acceptance rate for it along with other Ivy League. They are not high.

22. Enrollment at certain schools

Growing up, I always wondered what the enrollment was for my school along with others. One day, the World Wide Web taught me.

23. Salaries

The biggest factor many get concerned about when career hunting. With the power of search engines, I was able to get an idea of how much my first one might be.

24. Highways stretch from state to state

Just when you think they might end or change names... they don't. Some highways such as Route 1, stretch from New Hampshire to Florida and contain the same name all the way down. Others, you can continue to drive straight however, that doesn't mean they will continue to have the same name.

25. Camcorders, VHS Tapes, and CD players were not around prior to the late 70's-early 80's 

Before iPhones and DVD's, there were Camcorders, VHS Tapes, and CD Players. The three ways people filmed stuff, watched movies and listened to music. For the longest time, I thought that stuff was present in the 1950s. Ironically, I was wrong.

26. Google Flights is insanely cheap

Now when I want to book a trip, I know where to look.

27. Google is not the only internet search engine

If users are not happy with it, they can always head to Yahoo or Bing.

28. Where the closest retailers, restaurant chains, and small businesses are

Something I research at night or in my free time so I know where these things are when I'm an unfamiliar area.

29. When the Jewish holidays are

As an observer of them, it's helpful to know.

30. Concert and professional ticket prices rapidly vary

Can be both surprising and not surprising.

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100 Instagram Captions You'll Want To Use Right Now

Quotes, lyrics, sayings, and other ideas for Instagram captions!

When it comes to Instagram we are often thinking about what to use as a caption for our photos that we take that we really want to post on Instagram. Sometimes we post the photo without a caption and sometimes we just use an emoji because we're stumped on finding a good caption to use for the photo. So we go the short route and just put an emoji as a caption for our photo. Well whether it is a selfie, a friend pic, group pic, or just need a caption for the photo, here are 100 captions to use for a photo. Some are lyrics, some are quotes, and some are just a quick caption to use on your photo. Also here are some accounts that are worth following:
















Here are Quotes To Use As A Caption/ Lyrics To Use As A Caption/ Quick Little Sayings To Use As A Caption: for your Instagram photo that you wish to post!

1. Life goes on, with or without you.

2. Don't Worry Be Happy! Bob Marley

3. Be Happy.

4. Be Confident.

5. Be Positive.

6. Don't be a liar, everyone hates a liar.

7. Chillin' with my peeps.

8. Go big or go home.

9. What's the deal?

10. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it's all that matters.

11. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

12. Life is a gift.

13. You couldn't handle me even if I came with instructions.

14. Forgive, yes. Forget, never.

15.There's a hole in my heart where you used to be.

16. I don't need any part-time people in my life.

17. Get the gist.

18. Boy, it's the 21st Century, get with the program.

19. Hey, I just met you, this is crazy!

20. I woke up like this.

21. Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

22. Beauty is power, a smile is its sword.

23. Last day of class!

24. I donut care!

25. Got my donut and coffee today.

26. Happy as a clam

27. Beach days are the best!

28. A friend will always make you smile, especially when you don't want to…

29. Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy.

30. If only we could turn back time...

31. With you, I forget all my problems. With you, time stands still.

32. Life's a climb, but the view is great.

33. "Ohana, means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." — "Lilo & Stitch"

34. We come to love by not finding the perfect person, but by learning to see the imperfect person perfectly.

35. If I ever write a story about my life, don't be surprised if your name appears a billion times.

36. She's got that red lip, classic thing going on.

37. I don't know what's tighter, our jeans or our friendship!

38. Best friends make good times better and hard times easier!

39. Not sure what I did to deserve you as my best friend :)

40. I don't need your approval to be me.

41. So call me? Maybe?

42. "I am who.I am, I am what I am, I do what I do and I ain't never gonna do it any different. I don't care who likes it and who don't." — Buck Owens

43. Take me as I am, or watch me as I go.

44. "Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars." — Ed Sheeran

45. Cause you're a sky full of stars — Coldplay

46 . I keep dancing on my own — Calum Scott

47. Can't keep my hands to myself — Selena Gomez

48. I just want to look good for you — Selena Gomez

49. Kill em with kindness — Selena Gomez

50. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. But when I say sorry… I mean it!

51. Me? Weird? Please! I am limited edition!

52. Turn that frown upside down.

53. Smile, it's the best thing a girl can wear!

54, Stay true.

55. Laughing is the best medicine you can ever get!

56. "You're the king, baby I'm your queen." — Taylor Swift

57. Best Friends Forever!

58.Throwing it back to the good ole days!

59. Ugg Life.

60. I know you like, first-name-basis.

61. *Sends selfie to NASA cuz I'm a star*

62. Basic white girl.

63. Frisky Friday!

64. My thoughts are stars that I cannot fathom into constellations. — "The Fault In Our Stars"

65. "Maybe our okays will be our infinities." — The Fault In Our Stars

66. So hold onto me because I'm a little unsteady — Unsteady

67. This has got to be the best day of my life.

68. She's the beauty and he's the beast.

69. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

70. "If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney

71. "Hakuna Matata, it means no worries for the rest of your days." — "The Lion King"

72. "The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." — "The Lion King."

73. "Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." — "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

74 ."The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." — "Mulan"

75. "You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring." — "Beauty and the Beast"

76. "All it takes is faith and trust." — "Peter Pan"

77. "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." — "Winnie the Pooh"

78. "If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." — "Ratatouille"

79. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw

80. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." — "Hercules"

81. "Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya." — "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

82. "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME." — "Winnie the Pooh"

83. "Giving up is for rookies." — "Hercules"

84. "Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." — Donald Duck

85. "Change is good." — "The Lion King"

86. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

87. "An unexamined life is not worth living." — Socrates

88. "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." — Rabindranath Tagore

89. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller

90. "The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." — Pamela Hansford Johnson

91. "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." — Swami Sivananda

92. "Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices. Today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity, but embrace it." — Kevyn Aucoin

93. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'," — Audrey Hepburn

94. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

95. "My power's turned on, starting right now I'll be strong." — Rachel Platten

96. "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." — Buddha

97. "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." — Rabindranath Tagore

98. "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" — Muhammad Ali

99. "Why don't you be you, and I'll be me." — James Bay

100. Life is like a camera, we focus on the positives and develop from the negatives.

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Ideas On Proper Social Media Use

Social media, like any technology, should be used in the right way.


Everyone hears conversations about social media every day. Maybe it is about what a "friend" posted or a funny video that got shared. The one I am starting to hear more is that social media is affecting their health and disturbing their sense of inner peace. At one point, I thought the only people who said something bad about social media were older people, especially ones that dislike new technology. Now, I hear my peers talking about deactivating Facebook or Instagram accounts because of how intrusive it is. I myself have felt the negative effects of social media.

Obviously, there is no black and white answer on how to approach this. But social media is just like anything else we enjoy in life, it has to be used with moderation. Just like social media, you can spend too much time eating, exercising, playing video games, drinking, etc. Moderation is something that every human being has to strive for. Moderation with social media has become an important goal everyone should pursue. I would like to share some of my personal suggestions on ways to enjoy social media in a healthy and wholesome way.

My first suggestion is to limit social media use to the weekends. I began doing this after noticing how much I wasted time during the week checking Facebook. It prevented me from focusing on assignments and studying for my classes. Social media also distracts you from paying attention to the friends closest to you physically. If someone needs to contact you, they have your phone number. As a result, I have been more productive and attentive to my friends and family.

Second, limit the number of posts you read on your newsfeed. Depending on the number of "friends" you have, your newsfeed will have a seemingly infinite number of posts to read. You can't read every single one. Consider that when you also post something to your newsfeed and you don't get a reaction or like. It is not because people don't care, it is because of the heavy internet traffic for social media posts that they skim on their feed.

Third, don't have social media on your phone. In the past, when I made a goal to cut down on social media time, I kept failing because it was on my phone. The temptation was too great. Then I figured it out, uninstall it from your phone, problem solved. I only check social media on my laptop. I understand that there are certain situations where it needs to be on your phone, but I believe those situations are rare. As I mentioned before, if it is urgent, people can call or text you. Give your phone number to someone you think may have to contact you.

Fourth, do not use social media for political or religious discussions! The only exception to this is commenting on a political page, like President Trump's facebook profile or a Democrat Party page. However, I stay away from those anyway because people are insulting each other, never discussing the issue. Either way, social media posts are usually short, which makes it impossible to have a productive conversation or even have your mind changed. Let's be honest, when has a tweet or Facebook post changed your mind on an issue? I used to post about politics in the 2016 election, trying to change minds. And guess what happened? Not one person changed their position. I only had the same people agree or disagree with me. The only wholesome political conversations I have had are with people face to face, not over Facebook. Plus political posts are almost always negative. Why go on social media if it only makes you more pessimistic or angry?

These are just some of my ideas. There are other speakers out there that love to share their suggestions. Perhaps you should brainstorm ideas on how to lessen the negative influence of social media in your life.

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