The Internet is For Everyone

Written by Molly Peterson, AMAST Content

At the start of every url is “www.” What does it stand for? “World Wide Web.” The Internet connects us across land and sea, beyond language barriers and borders. But will it always be so?

What happens as the internet becomes more and more accessible? As countries modernize and industrialize, workers and businesses are occupying niches and snagging web handles previously untouched.

While the USA and China have dominated the digital sphere since the invention of the World Wide Web thirty years ago, recent trends have widened the field of opportunity for tech-savvy entrepreneurs to move online. Large numbers of localized and regionalized offerings are popping up in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Countries are generating websites and platforms that center their language and culture.

Is this the end of Facebook? YouTube? TikTok? Doubtful. For a while, at least, the giants at the top of the digital food chain are secure — which is not necessarily a bad thing. These popular websites connect us in weird and unexpected ways. An avid knitter in Kansas, a bored insurance agent in Calcutta, and a down-on-his-luck single in Kiev might all have watched the same “Funny CAT Compilation.” (Just for kicks, linked here.)

But a more diverse selection of offerings on the internet isn’t a bad thing, either. In fact, there’s probably more good to be gained in average working people claiming space for themselves on the World Wide Web than every person on the planet and their mother having an account on Amazon. (Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man with a net worth of $149 billion.)

The internet opens doors; some might call it the new frontier. For those willing to chase the American dream all the way to the digisphere, the payoff can be immense. The internet is the answer to getting ahead in an industry that has fallen behind.

The construction industry has — quite literally — built the modern world from the ground up. Yet it has failed to make a place for itself online. This is a problem. A big problem. It is one of the biggest obstacles to construction’s sustainable future.

It is also one of the easiest obstacles to overcome.

AMAST wants to help. We are an online labor and materials marketplace exclusively for the construction industry. There has never before been a site like us on the web. If you are a construction professional, we want to welcome you to a place on the internet where you belong.

Now, more than ever, with the coronavirus keeping us all indoors, is the time to venture into the internet’s great unknown. Expand your reach. Save time and make money. Take your business online.

Join AMAST. Get with the times.

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Sources: NYTimes — You Don’t Need Flying Cars To Save Lives