What Else The Internet Is Good For Besides Social Media And Porn

According to internet security provider WebRoot 35% of all internet downloads are porn related. I’m probably responsible for like 10% of that (if I’m being modest). And according to the statisticians at Statista the number of worldwide users of social media is expected to reach 2.5 billion by 2018, over a third of the world’s total population. Sometimes though, contrary to what most of our parents believe, we use the net for other stuff. Here are some of the other less appreciated uses of the internet that wouldn’t kill you.

 

Shopping

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Yes, you read that right. With Jumia you can take a look at a catalogue of items online, order whatever you want and pay at your doorstep (payment on delivery). And with Tisu, other than payment on delivery you have the option to pay via credit card, debit card or mobile money.

 

Job Search

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Ghanaians are transitioning into an age where you won’t have to go from office door to door to search for a job. With sites like Joberman and Job House finding a job is as easy as uploading your CV and waiting for alerts when suitable jobs are available. Let the internet work for you.

 

 

Commerce

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Have an item you absolutely need to get rid off for some quick cash? With OLX or Tonaton you can just take a picture, upload it with your number and wait for a call from someone who’s interested in buying that item.

 

 

Online Gambling

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Making money is one of the average Ghanaian’s favourite past times (especially when it doesn’t take a lot of work). Betting on sports is the epitome of this past time and is okay as long it’s in accordance with gambling guidelines and legislation. With SoccaBet and SupaBet you can place all your bets online with mobile money and also receive winnings in the same way. SupaBet also has online payment services available with a few select banks. Cal Bank, Ecobank and Stanbic Bank.

 

Online Courses

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With great sites like Khan Academy and Coursera you have access to a variety of online courses to augment your regular courses. These online courses are also great for catching up to your course mates or leaving them in your dust by getting ahead of them.

 

Learning Through Tutorial Videos 

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Ever wanted to learn to make beats, learn how to dance or even how to draw? The internet is here to save the day. A few clicks and you can find someone who’s an expert in that field and get a tutorial that you probably won’t have to pay for. YouTube has tutorial videos on the craziest things you could think of, you’re only limited by your imagination.

 

These are a couple of options for when you want to take a break for porn and social media.

 

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