Helping Oneself Online

The range of help for various problems that is available online is astounding. It goes hand in hand with a new cultural trend that is very promising: DIY or do-it-yourself. This means that a person is rejecting the store-bought model, and instead making something either out of 'up-cycled' parts, or from scratch.



Online DIY Boom

The thing about DIY projects — they could be crafts or they could be tax relief, mind you — is that they are much easier to visualize and share with pictures or personal instruction. Fortunately, the Web is a platform that allows people to see and hear about things rather than just be told by someone using their hands to describe what to do.

Online, we can see nice 1-2-3 diagrams, or watch people actually showing how to do something. Plenty of lectures and webcasts exist for other types of DIY adventure (usually less of a pain or no pain at all once it gets going).

In addition, there are many legal maneuvers or other official arrangements that can be researched deeply online, or even set up with the help of people who can be found online.


Self Sufficiency as a Game



A lot of the DIY content one finds on the Web has a very noticeably playful air about it. There is an enthusiasm in the videos or help pages with understated social importance (conservation, environmentalism, safer home products). Mainly, it is fun to make things for oneself — many people go at it like they're playing a game.


Life becomes more fun and more creative if approached as a game in some senses. The Web helps us do just that. It is humanity's greatest open treasury of sharable knowledge and good ideas. Even a paypal casino at shows the reach of this DIY trend, as people realize that even mobile casino entertainment can be enjoyed on one's own terms, for example.


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