No questioning that the internet has taken the way we interact socially and completely changed it. Gone are the days of actually, “missing” people. Now if you miss someone you can simply video chat and boom! There they are. However, another way that the internet has changed our world, is the way in which we conduct business and education. And even if you are the kind of person who shuns social media, you can not shun the internet necessity built into most of the consumer software that we use each day.
Many banks rely heavily on their customers having internet accessibility in order to carry out regular day financial tasks. In fact many banks are doing away with brick and mortar branches all together in favor of entirely online banking. It is not hard to imagine a time in the very near future when all banking will be done online.
Many of the types of consumer software that individuals and businesses use in order to keep track of record keeping require an internet connections in order to function properly and access all of the features of the consumer software. Most book keeping software can electronically file your taxes and take care of many other financial tasks when there is a reliable internet connection.
Many public and private schools are also doing away with traditional communication methods for students, parents and teachers and relying more and more on email communication. Parents of students who want to stay involved and up to date on their child’s education and school news need an internet connection in order to stay in the loop. Many schools rely on parents viewing the school website in order to be aware of important announcements and changes. When a parent is not connected they can miss out on important information that can affect their child’s education.
Not everyone likes social media, but because so many people do, it is becoming the most popular and most easily used way to keep in touch with friends and family who are not close by. Perhaps in the past you could expect your loved ones to send you pictures through the mail and keep you up to date with phone calls or letters, but now everything is posted on social media and if you want to stay connected many people prefer you connect with them that way.
Having a CenturyLink Service in OR makes many aspects of your financial, educational and personal life easier and more compatible with the consumer software that is being used by our schools, banks, and other family members.