The report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life
Project found that on any given day, 53 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds go
online just to have fun or pass time.It's basically the same reason we all get up in the morning, and go to our jobs, and continue living. "No real reason"
Many students depend on the Internet for research purposes not just to waste time. Some people are disabled and unable to make a living without the aid and comfort of working at home. Information and opinions with just a click of a button is a blessing for this generation and a definite wave of the future for the next.
The Internet has massively increased the number of ways and the speed with which it is possible to earn money while staying at home. It has also made possible smaller volume yet productive endeavors that service niche audiences world wide. By doing so, it has made possible profitable work that services only a few of the 7 billion people on the planet. It has also made all of the world's practical knowledge available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Yes, internet use is productive, because things have become so much easier on the Internet. People do not need to get a video from the video store because they can download one. Applications for college are much easier because they can simply be filed online. Internet times gives us more time to do other things.
Although, I myself, use the Internet to be very productive I feel that most do not. I think most people spend hours on Facebook and Twitter. They just sit there looking at people's posts and pictures. Or they post up silly stuff themselves. It sucks their time away and sometimes they even get fired over it.