You’ve probably heard of “the power of ten” before. For those of us who grew up on the Internet, the phrase has become somewhat of a cliché. No, I’m not talking about the number 10, but rather the power of ten. I recently read an article about how much we use the Internet and just how much we use the Internet. Although it’s not a big piece of information, it was interesting nonetheless.
We use the Internet (read: the Internet) to get information, social media to share information, websites to share information, blogs to share information, e-mail to share information, Twitter to share information, Facebook to share information, and a ton of other applications that make it easier to share information. That’s a lot of usage.
The same is true for the use of the Internet and the Internet-connected devices. Each of us gets one device with a single purpose, and it’s to connect it to the Internet. This is a lot of information too—including which of these devices is the best for different purposes. For example, the best-suited devices used for instant messaging and e-mail are not the same ones you can use for sharing information.
To be honest, I don’t really have an opinion on this. There are, however, four applications that stand out from the crowd.
Most of what I’m going to say below is going to be about the best and most appropriate network technology for your home. There are some good options for your home, however. For example, the most important things you need are the highest speed, the fastest, the best internet connection, and the most versatile network.
The one thing you must never forget is to put any and all personal information into the cloud. Your internet provider should have different plans for different networks. For instance, for an ethernet connection the lowest speed might be 30 megabits per second. For a fiber connection you can get up to 100 megabits per second.
When in doubt, look for a good, free internet service like Comcast or Verizon.
And then you have to choose a location for the server that provides that service. If you have a DSL connection, you can have the server in one location, but you have to choose an area where the internet is reasonably reliable. The same thing goes if you’re using cable internet. The location where internet service is provided is a good place to put a server.
If your ISP/Internet provider doesn’t have the internet service that you need, you can get a broadband connection at home at a decent price. You don’t have to be a Comcast subscriber to get that service.
The problem is that the Internet in the 21st century is so much more than a service to connect computers and people. It is a service that connects people (and all sorts of other things) to each other, and it is a service that connects computers (and all sorts of other things) to the world. It is a network. The service that you get by having a network is something that is very similar to what you get by having a cable connection.