ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INTERNET12/9/2012Hina Anjum
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF INTERNETINTRODUCTION:Internet is defined as a collection of various services and resources. Although, many people still think e-mail and World Wide Web as the principle constituents of Internet, there is a lot more in store than e-mail, chat rooms, celebrity web sites and search engines. It has also become the best business tool in themodern scenario. Today, Internet has brought a globe in a single room. Right from getting news acrossthe corner of the world to accessing knowledge resources to shopping, everything is at your fingertips.Internet has tremendous potential and a lot to offer in terms of services. However, like every singleinnovation in science and technology, Internet has its own advantages and disadvantages. ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES 1. Faster Communication 1. Theft of Personal Information The foremost target of Internet has If you use the Internet for online always been speedy communication banking, social networking or other and it has excelled way beyond the services, you may risk a theft to your expectations. Newer innovations are personal information such as name, only going to make it faster and more address, credit card number etc. reliable. Now, you can communicate in Unscrupulous people can access this a fraction of second with a person who information through unsecured is sitting in the other part of the world. connections or by planting software and For more personal and interactive then use your personal details for their communication, you can avail the benefit. Needless to say, this may land facilities of chat services, video you in serious trouble. conferencing and so on. Besides, there are plenty of messenger services in offering. With the help of such services, it has become very easy to establish a kind of global friendship where you can share your thoughts and explore other cultures. 2. Information Resources 2. Spamming Information is probably the biggest Spamming refers to sending unwanted advantage that Internet offers. Internet e-mails in bulk, which provide no is a virtual treasure trove of purpose and needlessly obstruct the information. Any kind of information entire system. Such illegal activities on any topic under the sun is available can be very frustrating for you as it on the Internet. The search engines like makes your Internet slower and less Google, Yahoo are at your service on reliable. the Internet. There is a huge amount of
information available on the Internet for just about every subject known to man, ranging from government law and services, trade fairs and conferences, market information, new ideas and technical support, the list is simply endless. Students and children are among the top users who surf the Internet for research. Today, it is almost required that students should use it for research or the purpose of gathering resources. Even teachers have started giving assignments that require extensive research on the Internet. Besides, you can have an access to latest researches in the field of medicine, technology and so on. Numerous web sites such as Americas Doctor also allow you to talk to the doctors online.3. Online Services 3. Virus Threat The Internet has made life very Internet users are often plagued by convenient. With numerous online virus attacks on their systems. Virus services you can now perform all your programs are inconspicuous and may transactions online. You can book get activated if you click a seemingly tickets for a movie, transfer funds, pay harmless link. Computers connected to utility bills, taxes etc., right from your the Internet are very prone to targeted home. Some travel websites even plan virus attacks and may end up crashing. an Itinerary as per your preferences and take care of airline tickets, hotel reservations etc.4. Social Networking 4. Pornography One cannot imagine an online life Pornography is perhaps the biggest without Facebook or Twitter. Social disadvantage of the Internet. Internet networking has become so popular allows you to access and download amongst youth that it might one day millions of pornographic photos, videos replace physical networking. It has and other X-rated stuff. Such evolved as a great medium to connect unrestricted access to porn can be with millions of people with similar detrimental for children and teenagers. interests. Apart from finding long-lost It can even play a havoc in marital and friends, you can also look for job, social lives of adults. business opportunities on forums, communities etc. Besides, there are chat rooms where users can meet new
and interesting people. Some of them may even end up finding their life partners. 5. Entertainment 5. Social Disconnect Entertainment is another popular raison Thanks to the Internet, people now only dêtre why many people prefer to surf meet on social networks. More and the Internet. In fact, the Internet has more people are getting engulfed in become quite successful in trapping the virtual world and drifting apart from multifaceted entertainment industry. their friends and family. Even children Downloading games or just surfing the prefer to play online games rather than celebrity websites are some of the uses going out and mingling with other kids. people have discovered. Even This may hamper a healthy social celebrities are using the Internet development in children. effectively for promotional campaigns. Besides, there are numerous games that can be downloaded for free. The industry of online gaming has tasted dramatic and phenomenal attention by game lovers.CONCLUSION:Thus, the Internet has the potential to make your life simple and convenient, as well as wreakhavoc in your life. Its influence is mostly dictated by the choices you make while you are online.With clever use, you can manage to harness its unlimited potential.