We asked the people of Carlisle what they love and hate about the internet. It seems you’re a very caring bunch, loving the fact you can keep in touch with long lost relatives, but hating some of the cyber bullying that takes place.
Here’s the top three things Carlisle LOVES about the internet
- Information – You love having literally any information you need at your fingertips.
- Networking – You’ve been spending a lot of time connecting with long lost friends and relatives around the world. It’s great for business as well, you don’t need to be in London or Manchester to build up a global presence these days.
- Travel – We love being based in Cumbria, it’s beautiful, but we also
Here’s what Carlisle HATES about the internet
- Cyber bullying – we were pleased to see so many comments denouncing cyber bullying. Here’s our take on how to prevent it.
- Slow connections – unfortunately many of you are still suffering with slow connections from other providers. We’re only a phone call or email away if you want to see if we could provide you with wireless internet, getting a better connection and sharing with less people. Don’t suffer the buffer!
- Information overload – the problem with services like Netflix is that you can spend more time trying to choose a film than actually watching one!
Thanks for all your lovely comments, here they are in full (you might spot one from someone you know!), and if you want to get involved in the debate and be in with a chance of winning an iPad Mini, click here.
Simon Glencross Love virgin media at home but can’t beat the speed at work on Solway Communications fibre, hate staying away and having rubbish internet connections!! 🖥💻📱
Henry William Davenport I love how I have access to almost every film and TV series ever made in the history of the world ever… I also hate trying to filter through it all to find something worth watching!
James Noble I love the internet and how it makes it easier to keep in contact with friends around the world (skype, social media etc) and friends away from home (uni, work etc.) And being able to use it to learn new things e.g. watching videos on lectures and TED talks etc. A great resource. 📓
Suzie Rachel I love how easy the Internet makes discovering a new city; finding a good restaurant nearby, accessing public transport, discovering hidden gems recommended by others and knowing when the busiest times are at different places. Recently had a trip to Berlin and couldn’t have explored the whole city in a week without it!
Nicholas Turner I hate when my internet suddenly goes slow, I’m told by my high street, national supplier that iv bought ‘super fast broadband’! I mean I’m told it’s like superman but in reality I get grandpa Simpson. I mean come on! I do love that the internet brings google to my life, god bless you google gods and your never ending knowledge/ funny cat pics
Sandy Hodgson Our internet is worse than pants. Have been in touch with you but just at the moment have too much going on personally so not able to give you time. Will be in touch again shortly to procede further. CA7 4 PT
Nat Charlton I love how the internet let’s me share photos and videos of my son with my family in New Zealand instantaneously. They can watch him grow big and strong 💪 too.
Corinna Jennings I love how nothing is off limits, meaning you can find ANY information you want!! The world really is your oyster!! 🌎🌍🌏
I hate the fact that your sceptical to cyber bullying, name calling, trolls & other undesirables… I’ve been called names on fb & it was so upsetting. It’s hard because you’ve no come back either… 😡😡😡
Stevie Mac Love keeping up with family across the globe but also gotta love social media and world news and cams all over the world, I would be lost without the internet now but let’s never end up with dial up again lol, post liked and shared
Mark Aldersey The internet is the key to living a full life, if you want to go somewhere you can book it, or if your looking for somewhere to go you can research it however it can also be frustrating when your watching a programme and it starts buffering, their isn’t much you can’t do on the internet nowadays from banking to organising your business life !
Janet McGreavy I love how easy it is to keep in touch with family and friends, wherever they are. I also love sharing the amazing sunsets we get living on the Solway coast. I hate it when I lose my internet signal, I almost feel cut off from family and friends.
Heather Metcalf Love being able to keep in touch with so many people absolutely hate it when we have no signal and I’m trying g to do something important and don’t know enough to understand it all!
Karl Williamson I LOVE the fact that the internet brings seamless integration to my world over a whole host of devices and applications…. i HATE the fact that individuals can turn the internet into 1 of the most powerful weapons on this planet…
Darryl Francis HATE: the way my TVs’ internet connections go down. Stable much of the time, but go down – annoyingly – at other times, even while my laptop stays connected. Why??!!
Jacky Brennan Love getting good fast internet. Hate price increases after so long then needing to shop around again.
Paul Hal Irving Hate the way so many things are being pushed towards being internet only and expecting everyone to be happy or able to do banking etc this way.
Daniel Wood I love the creative freedom and liberation it provides
But hate the rampant misinformation and negativity it draws out in people
Scott Gibson Hate that it goes off randomly at night and is of a poor quality during the evening but love the quality any other time as it is much better than what speeds we would get before.
Theresa Jayne Stackpoole Been on Facebook chatting and surfing 🏄. Hate juice requests people they annoyed x
Emma Harrison Love the shopping. Hate all the cyber bullying that seams to happen.
Mandy Oates Love that I can keep in touch with family and friends. I hate the amount of bullying that happens over the internet
Keith Cashner I hate being at the end of the exchange and having rubbish connection or connection issues because of it.
Jane Eden We moved from Avonline which was a huge bill each month -over £100 and there seemed little we could do to change as we have a house full of students. A friend recommended you and since then our internet speed is exactly the same as Saterlite and a thi…See more
Darryl Francis LOVE: the internet gives me access to a world full of information, keeps me in contact with friends, relations & colleagues, and lets me compare goods before I shop for them. Great!
Joyce Mckie loves been able to acess the internet for gaming keeping up with family and freinds but hates a very slow connection
Kev Hope Like having a wealth of knowledge at my fingertips,hate pop ups and slow internet speeds
Mark James Fugler The wifi seems bad at night possibly because lots of people are on it around the uk but other than that it’s great
Kev Dowell Mel Davidson Love everything about the Internet apart from the buffering 😀
Ian Wilson love to have information at your finger tips
Andrea McCall Love that the internet opens up a whole new world to you, but hate that it’s also used con and harm people (trolls & hackers etc) ^_^
Nichola Story I love the Internet because I have information, marke place and communication tools at the touch of a button!!
Lee David Corrigan Too. Slow for. Movies
Gill Gornall Love surfing the net but hate the pop up ads 😊