Internet without doubt has been the most wondrous creation of recent times; we now have people from all around the world interacting with each other over various platforms, in a way previously thought impossible. Read on to know why people depend on Internet to ask questions.
There's an old Chinese proverb that goes, "One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” This probably highlights why we should ask questions from time to time, clearing our doubts on whatever topic that is being discussed. The Internet has created new ways for people to communicate, assemble and share information and its impact of Internet on various aspects of society and life has been massive. It is obvious that Internet has and will continue to change our lives.
There are various websites available online, where people can ask questions and over the years they have grown. There can be various reasons why people prefer asking questions online, some of those have been discussed below:
The foremost reason why people may ask question on designated online portals is because it promotes anonymity. There are a number of questions that one does not feel comfortable asking in person; these questions may include sensitive topics like abuse, divorce or sexuality. With the arrival of Internet one can now ask questions sitting in their home comfort, privacy and safety.
At times, it is possible that a person may not have friends possessing knowledge about things he is confused about. As we know, the Internet is accessed by billions of people, among them are professionals specializing in various fields such as doctor, engineer and lawyer among others. Asking a question online helps them to reach such audience group, who can provide them with the right and professional guidance.
Searching for information online can be an exhaustive process, with the person becoming a bit lost when it comes to searching for relevant information on the Internet, leading to confusion and frustration. In such scenarios, asking a direct close ended question to other users can help the person tap into a larger pool of undocumented knowledge.
Even though Internet world is huge, as hard as it might be to believe, but not everything that you seek is available online. There are times that information one seeks may evade because the information on the Internet isn't phrased similarly enough to the way the person has phrased in his search queries. These are times when asking someone online can be useful.
Today the reach of Internet is huge, one can access from almost anywhere in the world. Though asking questions online may not get immediate response, it can be beneficial, especially to those who travel a lot. For they now don't have to wait at a place to get answers or suggestions they seek. Likewise there can be other reasons as well, why people feel comfortable asking questions about love, sexuality and divorce, over the Internet.
The author of this article is professionally associated with Question-Love, a leading online portal, that encourage users to ask and answer raised questions on various topics including sensitive ones like romance, homosexuality and divorce.