Living in this era of internet makes people absolutely depend their life on internet. Everything is about downloading and uploading. People’s life nowadays are getting easier and easier, make by another people. Some will make things easier, some will make things harder. Some will do any good to you meanwhile some are not going to ended up very well and probably won’t do any good to you.
One thing that changed A LOT between humans these days and humans a long time ago is how people communicate. There is so much difference in the media people using now and then in communicating to each other. Because now everything is all using internet, so does how people communicate.
There are lots of ways to communicate using internet nowadays, you could use email, chatting, free call using internet, and even video call. The medium that people are using now are laptop, computer, and smartphone. There are a lot of applications in those medium, such as “Whatsapp” which you could chatting and do free call, or “Skype” which you could chatting, free call, and video call. People could easily access e-mail on their laptop and of course smartphone.
Communication is an important thing in life, you can’t live without other people. Internet actually helps people a lot especially in this matter. There are a couple benefits from using internet to communicate with others:
- People could communicate easier
Those medium that you could use to communicate are things that we use in our daily life. Internet also are everywhere so of course it will be easier to contact your friends.
- People could communicate faster
With internet, you could communicate in real time so you don’t have to wait for days until the other people you communicate with, reply your messages. Very important to deliver important messages.
- People could easily communicate with those who lives far away from you. Distance is surely not an obstacle in communication now, thanks to the internet.
On the other sides, internet is killing messages,and phone calls because who else wants to pay while you could do that without paying, it’s free. The other thing that internet killed is mail because now people are using e-mail which is so much better than the old mail that took ages until the messages get read by the person who you sent your messages. They are not literally dead by now.
Some people still use messages and phone calls, sometimes when it is emergency and while there is no other way. Sending packages by mail, of course, still going on until now because you can’t send that through internet, but sending letter is dying right now. So little people that still send letter unless on special occasions.
If mail is not important and people rarely used it right now, then do you still need to buy a mailbox? If you have a new house and just moved in, and those who accidentally looked at mailboxes online or at some shop, probably asking this question.
Well, for those who lived in an apartment, they probably already have one, but with a lot of drawers for all of the residents at that apartment. If you want to put it in front of your apartment’s door, that might looked super weird. This kind of mailbox is very efficient to put in an apartment. It will be easier for the courier that send those letters and things for you to just put it in the mailbox, and if its big just put near the mailbox, it will be easier for the receiver too to search for it and not going to disturb anyone if those were put in front of your door.
But for those that lives in a house. Is this tools really necessary. For some people who is still using the send letter service (that person might be very rare to find in this era), well you might need this mailbox. It will keeps your letter organized and easier to find rather than when the postman just throw it to in front of your door.
On the other hand, mailbox is so small. People now might rarely use the send letter services but still use send package services because unfortunately you can’t send something, in real life, through e-mail, so people still use this service. It could be used for when you are shopping, sending gifts, or business thingy. So, because the mailbox is small, you can’t receive any big thing that is bigger than the mailbox to put it in the mailbox itself. Even when you receive a big and thick document, it won’t fit in the mailbox.
I do believe, that now those sending letter and package service has quite a different system than what it used to be back then. Now, when you received any packages, you have to sign it as a proof that someone has received it. It often happened when the actual receiver complaint about not getting the packages, that signing is the proof. I think it will be a waste to buy a mailbox with that system. You have to sign it, they can’t just live your packages or letters in or near the mailbox.
When you received your bills, credit card bills, sometimes they send some sort of a resume to your house, that some of it might also need a signature as a sign that it has been received. Mailboxes are not going to be as useful as it supposed to be. Also, the price for mailbox is somewhat very expensive. I suggest that you might think again before you buy it.
Clearly when you live in an apartment, mailboxes surely make things easier so it is pretty necessary to have it. But for you who lives in a house, with how those sending letter and packages service works, and with all of the people using internet now, I think mailbox are not more than just a decoration. If you can afford it and knowing that it won’t be used many times, then you could of course buy it and so does the other way around.