How the Internet Affected our Competitiveness
Since the internet became mainstream and available to everyone, it affected our lives in a great way. Some even argue that the internet is one of the most influential tech discoveries but this is a different topic. Simply put, if we suddenly ended up without the internet, it would be difficult to adjust. We can also add that streams and the addition of Twitch stream overlays also played a role.
At the same time, the internet has allowed us to deepen certain interests and it has also helped us see what drives us. One of those things is our need to compete and, today, we are going to talk about exactly that.
The internet has allowed us to find jobs more easily, opened up new positions, and find remote work. Very quickly, the business potential online was seen as a great opportunity for both employees and employers.
This is why so many people have their professional social media profiles, business blogs, CVs and portfolios online. People compete online to grab the attention of employers and get hired. At the same, companies also compete online to present themselves in the best possible light to attract as many customers as they can.
Games were very competitive even before the internet appeared, but with the introduction of online games where people can play against players from the other part of the world, the level of competition simply exploded. Today, there are professional gamers who can pursue a career in gaming.
Even people who are not considered pros can play FIFA for money, CS, or many other games. Esports have become very big and there are large tournaments where prizes are big and a lot of people stream these competitions online.
Today, you can find many different contests online in different areas. Anyone can apply for them and compete with others to get rewards in various forms. No matter if you are a designer, photographer, writer, painter, programmer, or anything else, you can find competitions where you can test your skills.
Through this kind of competition, people are able to attract attention to their work, get lucrative rewards, and even find work. At the same time, they are networking with others who have similar interests and learning more about the field they are interested in.
How do you see competition online, are there any other ways you noticed people compete on the internet?