Description – In this article you will find a huge list of advantages and disadvantages of internet. The article will only revolve around internet and its usage by different audience.
On 7th April, 1969 something came into the life of Humans which changed it for better and for always; it was internet. If you ask me it was by far the greatest discovery in the history of mankind. But like every thing else it is not perfect. It too has its con’s. I think the pro’s completely dominate the con’s but we will still discuss all the advantages and disadvantages of internet anyway.
In this article, we will talk about good and bad of all the possible service that internet provides us. To tell the truth, things are as good or as bad as you make them. So, if internet is used in a positive way then I don’t think there is any side-effect of it. But, for the sake of discussion we will look at every possible disadvantage that internet have no matter how miniscule.
Some advantages and disadvantages of internet
Availability of Knowledge
The internet which was once just a little puddle, now, have become an ocean; an ocean of knowledge. It is like a magical crystal ball which has an answer for every question of yours and the best thing about it is; it is completely free. I know how much I have learnt from the internet. How internet is better than books when it comes to knowledge? The answer to this would be the infinity of the internet. Plus, apart from this, learning from internet is much more fun. You have all kinds of videos about basically every topic that you can imagine of.
If availability of knowledge helps people to do good things, it is also, a help for evil. There are thousands of websites which tells you ways to make a bomb or how to commit suicide. People even learn how to hack websites from the internet.
Another amazing thing about the internet is the communication that it makes possible. Most of the business firms communicate with each other with the help of e-mails. It is not only a faster way but also the safer way too. With internet you can video chat with a person who might be in some other continent as of yours.
We are getting so use to of virtual communication that we are lacking a physical contact with our acquaintances. It is separating us from the real world around us, which I think smothers the development of personality of an individual.
Due to internet our world is becoming smaller and smaller. Computers which are connected to internet are connected to each other. This facilitates the transfer of a file or even a folder from one computer to another.
Due to this connection your personal data can be stolen from your computer. Various kinds of virus, malware, and spyware enter your computer via internet.
With the help of the internet we can do almost everything at home. We can do everything from paying bills to buying airline tickets, from finding jobs to ordering stuff. It sure saves us lots of time in this busy and competitive world. Apart from this, it also saves us energy so that you can put that energy to more productive things.
Like every technology, internet too reduces your effort but in return it takes a toll on your health. As you can get practically everything sitting at your home you don’t go around physically. So, your physical activity goes to nil. I believe any type of transaction that you do on internet is unsafe. Hackers can suck all of your life’s savings if you use internet banking services.
It is believed that people who are not sexually satisfied cannot work at their best. As everyone doesn’t have a partner, so, I think porn can help in releasing that sexual tension. And with the help of internet these porn/videos are easily available and for free.
I’ll list some of the many disadvantages that it has. First of all, the children are getting more involved in porn, due to this; they are losing their innocence at a very little age. The violence that is shown in the video that are available in the internet is quite disturbing. I read about a serial killer named called, Ted Bundy. He gave an interesting theory about serial killers. He said people with these kinds of tendencies have some background with such type of cruel and violent porn.
With more people relying on internet for getting information the usage of books will also reduce. This will decrease deforestation and will prove eco-friendly.
If people will choose internet over books this will increase the energy consumption.
Jobs & Business
Thousands of people are using internet to get their bread and butter. There are all types of jobs available on the internet from data entering to translation. Websites and blogs are solely internet based businesses and from what I know people are earning quite a healthy amount of money from it. You just need an idea and great determination to pull it off.
To tell you the truth I don’t think there is a valid disadvantage to this but if I be a little strict a low wage might be one. I some cases, it depends upon the country in which you reside American and Europeans are paid highest.
I think more than anything mentioned above entertainment is the thing for which the internet is used. You can find almost every song made anywhere in the world on the internet and same is for movies. All sorts of multiplayer games can be played with an opponent who might be on the other side of the world; thanks to internet.
Internet has encouraged the concept of piracy. Due to this, the individual or the production house or the music label that produces a particular piece of music/movie/video game ends up with a hole in their profits.
Asking a question
If there is a question in your mind of which no answer can be found neither in the books nor on the internet itself then, there are lots of sites available in which you can put a question and there will be millions of people answering it. As you don’t need to reveal any identity to do so; you can ask the most embarrassing questions.
Most of the people answering these questions are not qualified professionals. This leads to lot of myths spreading around.
There are lots of sites on which you can store your vital data by paying a small rent of the hard disk that it takes. For very important things like wedding video or pictures which you don’t want to lose can be stored there because crashing of the hard drive is not a very rare sight now a days.
We have seen endless number of times in history that these kinds of sites have been compromised by hackers. This creates a fear in the mind of users about the secrecy of their content.
Social networking sites
Social networks have changed our lives. It is like a virtual world. I personally think if you have an account in a social networking website then you are never alone. There is always something happening. I think the best part of social networking websites is, they can sometimes work like a support group because I feel someone can tell what they feel and people listen to it. It is like an outlet for your emotions, which, if kept inside screws an individual mind.
As everything else this also have negative effects. According to me, the wastage of time is the biggest damage that social networking websites cause.
E-commerce sites –
Ecommerce internet sites are websites which are meant for buying and selling of products.You might be aware of OLX and e-bay , in this sites you can buy and sell anything and everything.
This is a great advantage for buyers and seller as it saves time , effort and get you to the right person.
You need to give commissions.You don’t meet directly to for buying and selling.
Video uploading sites-
Video uploading sites like YouTube , Daily Motion etc.. These sites provide a great platform to upload ,share and view the videos. Many people are making good advantages of it like – Sharing talent , sharing information , getting information , Sharing news , Getting news etc..
These sites also contain some kind of videos that are mind shaking and also which have bad effect on children’s . Many people are making disadvantages of it.
Answer sites like Yahoo , msn Wikki answers are very popular and provide great help for people who want to ask anything or for people who wants to help other by answering.
Yes , this sites have some disadvantages too . Like you can also find many things that one should not get. Like how to make a bomb , how to do suicide – are these questions are for something good? No , that you must agree. So this is a great disadvantage.
Matrimonial sites are a great platform for people who are looking for partners for marriage .Under one roof they can get many options.
Some of the profiles in these sites are fake or some details are mentioned fake.
Dating sites are a great platform for people who are looking for a date or date to dates someone.This is great option as you get a lot of options under one roof.
But same goes here , these sites also do have many fake accounts or details , this can lead to a big risk.
Money Transaction Sites-
These sites are very good for people for transaction , i.e Sending or receiving money . It saves time and effort.
But it is also a fact that hackers are always up for these sites to hack accounts.
We all are aware of what are the advantages of Emailing sites . To send and receive mails for professional or personal reasons.
Spammers and hackers are always upto hack or spam accounts.
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