Pros and cons of using internet
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  • 2. Introduction • The Internet is a global network of networks. • People and organizations connect into the Internet so they can access its massive store of shared information. • The Internet is an inherently participative medium. Anybody can publish information or create new services. • The Internet is a cooperative endeavor -- no organization is in charge of the net.
  • 3. Pros of Internet The Internet provides opportunities galore, and can be used for a variety of things. Some of the things that you can do via the Internet are: •E-mail: E-mail is an online correspondence system. With e-mail you can send and receive instant electronic messages, which works like writing letters. Your messages are delivered instantly to people anywhere in the world, unlike traditional mail that takes a lot of time. •Access Information: The Internet is a virtual treasure trove of information. Any kind of information on any topic under the sun is available on the Internet. The ‘search engines’ on the Internet can help you to find data on any subject that you need.
  • 4. •Shopping: Along with getting information on the Internet, you can also shop online. There are many online stores and sites that can be used to look for products as well as buy them using your credit card. You do not need to leave your house and can do all your shopping from the convenience of your home. •Online Chat: There are many ‘chat rooms’ on the web that can be accessed to meet new people, make new friends, as well as to stay in touch with old friends. •Downloading Software: This is one of the most happening and fun things to do via the Internet. You can download innumerable, games, music, videos, movies, and a host of other entertainment software from the Internet, most of which are free.
  • 5. Some more pros: •it facilitates communication •it helps businesses - companies can sell their products with fewer investments •it makes information available worldwide; there's no need to look for a good book in tens of libraries, we can search over the Internet for it •it makes our life easier (we can write an email, read the newspaper, play a game, find out about the latest events in the other part of the world, talk to our friends from overseas etc) •it helps us to keep updates with the latest technologies that interest us •it helps us meet people with the same interests as ours (communities, forums, chats, websites etc) •it makes the world "spin" faster because the information is delivered to us instantly •Internet can be used for helping people - donations •it eases our bills payment by paying online with the credit card and saves us time spent at offices in line otherwise •it is cheaper to talk over the Internet than over the phone
  • 6. • Personal Information1 • Spamming2 • Cyber Crimes3 Cons of Internet
  • 7. •it allows everybody to speak about everything under the protection on anonymity- racism, instigation to violence have a strong voice over the Internet •the search engines keep turning more and more unrelated results •Internet exposes people and limits the level of intimacy •it fastens things up; due to Internet, almost all the things happen instantly and pressure people (the email is sent immediately and there no turning back, the subscription to a newsletter is make with a click, a blog post is published in a second and so on) •people working on Internet related fields, have to keep up with the speed imposed by the Internet (we have to type faster, write faster, react faster) •as any other medium, the Internet can also be used as a way to manipulate people, even though it involves more effort in that •working on the Internet or with Internet all day long is tiring •the Internet makes us more lazy - we don't try to make things, to experiment, we just google it and find the solution without too much trouble