While the internet is widely used by many, to meet different requirements, when we summaries the usage of the internet there are some common uses of the internet.
Browsing the internet is the most common use. Whether one browses for research purpose, information, software's, cracks, news or to learn new things browsing is the commonest use of the internet. In fact one cannot go far in the internet without this basic activity done properly. This in fact has become a very common past time for individuals. Browsing requires a skill of its own to be able to get the data on the topic one requires.
Communication is another area where the internet is used for frequently, for various reasons as it is low cost, effortless and fast. Communication takes place in the forms of emails, chats, video & chats and video conferences. With the many open communication methods, it has become very easy to meet new friends and pen pals to share common interests and exchange information.
Communication over the internet has reached great heights where now even interviews can be conducted online through video conferencing giving the same effects as real life interviews with no issues of being late or traveling to the venue of the interview.
Another growing use of the internet is to build and take part in discussion forums as per interest and express one's ideas as and when and how ever he/she wants. Almost every site provides a blog page to make the consumers and internet users provide their honest views easily
And the most recent but now a very common and frequent use of the internet is buying and selling over the internet. EMarketing is very popular for many reasons. One good reason is that it takes only a fraction of the cost of advertising through other mediums like News paper and Television. Also it has been found that it can reach a far greater crowd based on interest, within the tens of millions internet and email users, thus bringing in more demand resulting in more positive results than any other medium of marketing. Because of its low production cost and flexibility one can change his/her ads quickly and as frequently as they require. Internet marketing also provides for two-way communication, which is something which didn't exist in other traditional advertising mediums, so the consumers can talk with advertisers while seeing the advertisement and get more details and even purchase the item or get the service online itself.
The above are some of the very few common uses of the internet for the common man.