Can you imagine what life was like before the internet even existed? Unless you were born during the not so golden age before internet access was so readily accessible, you can't. Which is probably a good thing. For starters, you wouldn't have been able to read this article. Secondly, life would be a lot harder. Know how your parents or grandparents always sit you down to tell you how much harder their lives used to be? How during their days working for the city they didn't have fancy municipal vehicles to drive them from town meeting to town meeting. That they had to walk. In the cold. Barefoot.
While stories like that might be an exaggeration of the facts, the truth of the matter is that life was a lot more difficult back then. Actually, life just keeps getting easier and easier in some regards. For instance, getting the news is only a mouse click away. Before if you were busy with an internet marketing Toronto work project and couldn't watch the game you'd have to wait until the next morning to read the box scores. Today, all you have to is go the website of your local newspaper and click on their sports section. There you'll have instant access to the box score, game recap, and fan comments. You also don't have to wait until the next morning. You can get it minutes after the game is over.
That goes for pretty much whatever you need. Local news, national news, international news, whatever. You name it, it can be found online in seconds. Heard about a story about nursing care in your hometown? Turn your computer on and search the internet for it. Within seconds you'll be reading all the details.
Local and world news happens every single second of the day. One second an industrial recall warning story might be headline news while the next a story about a huge earthquake could wipe that from the headlines. We live in an environment that is fast paced and making news all day long.
You want to be on top of such a situation. The best way to know what's going on in the world is by being connected online. Have news alerts about topics important to you such as bipolar disorder Hamilton studies sent to your e-mail or phone. Be informed of the news as it's happening, not after the fact!