By Nick K.
“I think this is one of the greatest gifts of this era: Because of the Internet, we can start to type a question into Google and watch the question auto-fill. In that moment, we know someone else has asked that same question. The gift of realizing you’re not alone is incredibly powerful.” – Ze Frank, Brainy Quotes
This month’s quote is from Ze Frank, Executive Vice President of video at Buzzfeed. For those who are not familiar with Ze Frank, he has performed at many TED talks, and has produced other online media on his website. Ze Frank’s quote was well appreciated by the Tek Team because of how he perfectly summed up how truly unique the Internet has become. The Internet empowers us with endless knowledge and possibilities. Search engines like Google are a great example of how the Internet helps to create and build a sense of community for similar ideas.
If you also think about it, the Internet is a lonely place. There are millions of users actively using it all day and night. Thankfully, resources like social media platforms and search engines assist us in our attempts of connecting with others and forming a relationship with them. Who knew that features like Google’s auto-fill feature and social media would help combat online loneliness?