I get lots of good information on the Internet, like how to fix the blasted remote control, or a recipe for chicken livers, or how to find a certain address. Of course, there’s a lot of bad information out there, and a whole “under web” that will scare the socks off you. I tend to stay in the safe zones.
I use Duck Duck Go for my web searches instead of Google, because they don’t track where you go like Google does. For the same reason, I’ve stopped using Chrome. Think you’re not being tracked? Go search for a product on Google, then go to a site that features ads – betcha there are a bunch of ads featuring similar products.
My favorite sites are still the most common, I think. Amazon.com, of course. I use Goodreads for recommendations, sometimes, although I limit my exposure while there. It can occasionally be a toxic place for authors. I use The Old Reader to aggregate blogs I like to read, and I have tons of research sites I peruse.
Although security will always be an issue for me, as well as piracy, I’d have to say that all in all, the Internet has made my life easier.
How about you?