Did you know that access to the internet is a basic human right? Yes, according to the United Nations, the right to internet access or freedom to connect is the view that all people must be able to access the internet in order to exercise and enjoy their rights to freedom of expression and opinion.
While this may seem slightly excessive, for the vast majority of us, our entire lives are lived one the internet or with the support of the Internet. Yes, we are a social media obsessed generation, but it’s more than that.
We now email rather than post letters, online shop rather than go visit actual stores, apply for licenses, visas, book trips, check the news, look literally anything up, read, Uber and yes even Tinder!
We don’t even text anymore, most messaging between us is through apps like WhatsApp or Telegraph.
With mobile phones very quickly becoming smarter and cheaper, we’ve become even more reliant on being able to connect and there is nothing wrong with that. While we may be criticized for spending all of our time on our phones or staring at the screen, it should be remembered that through the internet we have the entire world at our fingertips.
We can be sitting in a matatu on the way to work while being connected to someone across the world. It’s a beautiful, slightly insane phenomenon that I say we take advantage of!
However, surfing the net on our phones can end up costing a lot, data ends up using up a majority of our airtime usually very quickly. Luckily, Safaricom has your back! For only Sh99 you can get 1GB of data to ensure that you are always connected. All you have to do is dial *544# and pick out the bundle you would like get.
We live in a digital age. Embrace it.