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Impact of Internet Use during COVID Lockdown
COVID-19, Lockdown, Economic crises, Emotional stability, Social wellbeing
The Internet is an immensely useful network, which allows people to communicate information and share their feelings. It is playing a very vital role, particularly during the Corona Virus Infected Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as the entire world runs with the help of this digital device. It enables the people of every country to operate within the four walls. Rooms are converted into classrooms, offices, meeting halls and others with the help of the internet. The COVID-19 has shattered the economic backbone of almost all the nations of the world. Thousands of people have already died and millions have suffered, immensely. Even in developed countries like, USA, UK, France, Italy, a large number of human lives have become prey to this virus. As a preventive measure, the Governments have declared frequent lockdown and shutdowns. As a result, the economic activities like, consumption, production, exchange and distribution of goods and services are hampered severely, which have made the economy slow down.
During this lockdown period, the internet acts as a blessing, as it connects everyone with the entire world by maintaining social distance and staying at home. With the help of Internet Communication Tools, people easily connect with each other and the rest of the world which encourage smooth operation of both personal and professional activities. Work from home, flexible scheduling of working hours, etc. progress the flow of tasks and responsibilities. Online meetings through video-conferencing, tele-conferencing and online chat etc. pave the way to run offices, institutions and other business concerns. At the same time, the internet helps people to come closer to those who are away from their homes, families, relatives and friends by maintaining social distance with digital closeness.
Present paper studies the degree, importance and impacts of consumption of the internet during COVID period.