Grateful for the net

Sam Grey
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I was recently in hospital having another operation. I have been resting at home. I live by myself. But the internet helps me keep in touch with friends and family. I am most grateful for the internet. I use tools like Facebook, Twitter and DiVine regularly. I never feel alone. People who are not confident about using computers can do a course. You can learn how to use different internet tools. You can also learn how to use the internet for research. You might even meet some new friends.
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Sam Grey on 25/01/2011
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I am most grateful for the internet

I was recently in hospital having another operation. I have been resting at home for the last week to get better. I live alone and most of my friends live a long way away. So I am most grateful for the internet. The internet helps me to stay connected to friends and family when I can't be with them.

Many different tools

There are many different internet tools and websites I use regularly. Examples include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace
  • Gmail
  • Bebo
  • Skype
  • Blogspot
  • DiVine.

With all of these at my fingertips I feel like I am never really alone.

Online communication

I remember when the internet was still a relatively new development. Instant messaging tools like ICQ were confusing to some people. Everyone also took a long time to type anything! Fortunately, many people are now very comfortable with online communication.

I believe that the internet has been a great development for people with a disability. It means you can stay in touch with the people that you care about. You can stay in touch even when you are too sick, tired or upset to leave your house or hospital.

Training courses

I am sure most DiVine readers understand what the internet has to offer. But there are internet training courses that are held regularly by local councils. They can show you how to use social networking sites. They can also demonstrate how to use the internet for research.

The courses are great if you are not confident or are new to computers. I found one advertised the other day in my local newspaper. A course can help people learn how to stay connected to friends and family when they are not well. You might also meet new people in your local area.

 

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