We can’t think of a day without the internet because so many of our daily activities depend on it. Either we need to hail an Uber at 6 in the morning, or we need to look up a word in the dictionary, the internet is needed for everything we do. If you run a business, then you need the internet to exercise marketing strategies. And if you’re a student then you need it to access online books, published journals and articles; in short, to write your papers.
Sometimes you need the internet to watch a movie on a Saturday night after going through a tough week at the office or school. The internet is your friend in tough times; it is your business partner; it is your medium of entertainment. Having said that, wouldn’t it be a lot easier if you knew some short-cuts, some easy tricks you could use to access the internet? The amount of time you spend on finding something could be done in a few moments, like searching for a song or movie on Google. This brings us to our first internet hack.
Type incomplete sentences/lyrics/movie quotes in Google
This happens a lot, you forgot the lyrics to the song you really wanted to sing, or you forgot how to spelling a word you wanted to use in your report. How about the time you couldn’t remember the name of the movie so you typed in the chunks of the story you remembered, and Google search completed the search for you. In all these instances, Google saved your back. You didn’t have to go around asking people, you just opened Google and typed in your problem.
Soft-Blocking on Twitter
We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Got tired of some snotty people on Twitter, but we didn’t want to offend by blocking them? What exactly is a solution to this?
Here’s what you can do: Push the “mute” button on your Twitter account. This way you won’t see any tweets from the targeted account but you’re still following it.
Use Incognito Windows
There’s a huge risk in random web surfing on your office computer, or a shared laptop, because anyone can see the sites you’ve visited and also get your personal information. All major browsers offer incognito mode that you can easily access on your computer. This private browsing mode will help you keep your searched history secure from nosey-fellows.
Let’s disable distractions
We are aware of how hard staying away from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat is while you’re at work. There is always this nagging feeling that you have sneak a peek at whatever is going on in the internet world. These distractions play a big role in slowing work productivity. What can we do to avoid this? There is software available called “Cold Turkey” and “SelfControl” that helps keep us off unwanted websites.
If you’re a Spectrum Internet subscriber and a regular internet user, you will know the ease that these hacks are capable of bringing to your life. If you’re not one – maybe connect with local cable deals to find out why you totally should.