The Internet beyond social media: there’s lots to do

Most smartphone owners have developed the habit of instinctively opening social media apps on their phones at the slightest hint of boredom. You might pick up your phone to check a single notification or an email, but before you know it, you have wasted another 30 minutes scrolling on social media. 

However, the Internet actually has a lot more to offer. Yes, it may be quite fun to watch hilarious videos and DM them to your friends, but you can actually use the Internet for so much more.


One of the most popular ways to use the Internet is to play games online. Video games continue to get more popular by the day and maintain their grip as one of the biggest forms of entertainment in the world. Another form of gaming, online casinos, are seeing a surge of growth with lots of competition, so the top sites offer a wide range of titles across different games such as slots, blackjack and roulette, as well as promotions such as the casino offers from Betfair Casino that can include free spins among other things. Alongside this, sites make use of the latest technological developments, with live casinos being a recent example of this.


There is also now a bigger market for podcasts. So now, instead of watching endless videos, you can listen to informational, educational, or entertaining podcasts. Due to the growing market of this medium, you can now find podcasts on pretty much any topic you are interested in. Remember to check different platforms, as not all host the same podcasts. If you are enterprising enough, you could even use this guide by Buzzsprout to learn how to make your own podcast. 


In fact, why stop at podcasts? Whilst podcasts can be the perfect way to start learning about something new, there is a whole world of resources to delve into whatever interests you the most. It is not surprising that the idea of the Internet originated from the need to share information. Now that almost everyone has access to the Internet, it has become an ocean of information. So, if there is any skill you want to learn, like cooking or repairing, or if you want to know The Guardian’s best tips to learn a new language, you can now do this through the Internet. 

With all of these many possibilities within your reach, it might be difficult to hold on to every thought and get all your tasks done. The Internet is also a good place to organise your life. You can use an app like Notion, which some people call the second brain as well. By using such an app, you can organise so many aspects of your life in a single place: work, school, household, finances, and so on. Best of all, with the Internet, you can access your second brain on any device.

The Internet is not just a source of fun but is also a magnificent repository full of information and knowledge. While social media is an important tool for many that takes up a lot of our time, it is indeed good to know that we can use the Internet for a lot of other things as well. The list is endless.


  • As per the Public Gambling Act of 1867, all Indian states, except Goa, Daman and Sikkim, prohibit gambling
  • Land-based casinos are legalized, with certain guidelines, in Goa and Daman, as per the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976  
  • Land-based casinos, Online gambling and E-gaming (games of chance) are legalized in Sikkim under the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules 2009
  • Only some Indian states have legalized online/regular lotteries as per and subject to the conditions laid down by state laws. Kindly refer to the same here
  • Horse racing and betting on horse racing, including online betting, is permitted only in a licensed premise in select states. Kindly refer to the 1996 Judgement by the Supreme Court Of India here and for more information
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