My favorite thing about the internet is the communication software. I am originally from Atlanta, moved to Austin for undergrad, and am now in NY. Needless to say its hard to keep in touch with everyone I have been friends with or am friends with. The internet allows me to stay in contact with everyone and find out what they are doing with their lives in a much easier, cheaper way than individual phone calls to each person would. The internet also allows me to notify all my friends of important events in my life (getting into law school, moving to NY, etc) without having to make individual calls to each person. I can use AIM to have conversations with people half way across the world without having to pay long distance bills and I can share photos with them without having to copy them and mail them through the dreaded postal service. I can also use video chat to keep in touch with people who I am not able to see as often or on as regular a basis as I would like.