Just a few decades ago, the internet was nothing more than a way for a few universities to share small amounts of data. Today we can do almost anything over the internet, from viewing satellite photos of our friends houses to ordering pet food to watching TV. For those who don't ride the cutting edge of technology, the internet must seem like a veritable mountain of information that needs to be absorbed and processed before you can make the computer do anything for you. It can be daunting, but here at Emountain we're dedicated to helping people use the internet to make their lives easier.

One of our favorite ways to use the internet is online shopping. With computers keeping track of everything from customer address information to how many of a particular item is left in the warehouse, it was a simple step to jump into online ordering. Using a credit card or debit card, you can order just about anything on the internet from food to hand crafts to movies to building materials to clothing from anywhere on earth as long as you can afford the shipping costs.

As internet providers transition to faster and faster internet connections, watching TV, movies, and video clips has become an increasingly popular internet activity. If you miss the latest episode of your favorite show on TV, no problem! Your network's website will have it uploaded and available to watch any time and anywhere you want by the very next day. Looking to rent a movie but not willing to venture out to the rental store? No worries! Websites like iTunes and Netflix make it easy to rent and watch movies with just a few clicks. No going outside required.

Humans are social beings, so it's often not enough that we can buy gadgets, watch movies, or look up information online. We also want to share it with others and chat about what we've seen, which is why social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are so popular. You can create an account and share photos, videos, directions, opinions, games, reviews, and documents with just a few clicks. There's virtually no limit to what you can share with the world.

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Of course, the easier it becomes to use the internet and the more people there are who are sharing over it means that internet related crimes like identity theft and fraud are becoming more common. If you use the internet or plan to learn to use the internet, it's important that you protect yourself against the types of predators who hide themselves in between the popular websites. We can teach you how to watch out for these ne'er do wells as well as instruct you in how to do common internet tasks like banking, shopping, getting directions, doing research, sharing with friends, and downloading media. Just browse our store of articles on various internet related topics to get started with learning how to be an e-citizen.

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