Advantages and disadvantages of internet



Advantages and disadvantages of internet

internet is one of the most important inventions in history. It is a network of milions of computers around the world, connected by phone lines, satellites or cables. Millions of people from all over the world use it every day, so I think that Internet has more advantages than disadvantages.
Internet has made the world a real global village which permits us to travel, pay bills or do the shopping without going out from our houses. We can read newspapers, play games or even plan our holidays. A huge merit of Internet is a possibility to download music and films in no time.
We can also communicate with other people from all over the world by means of programs like IRC, ICQ or GG. We can join a newsgroup and share our special interests with each other. A very useful thing is an electronic mail, because it is faster than regular post and even air mail. Internet offers a lot of information from every branch of knowledge, so you can find everything for your schoolwork or job there, or just find more about your hobbies.
Unfortunately, Internet has several drawbacks,  one disadvantage of the Internet is a danger of getting used to it, computer can become a drug for some people.In Internet there is so much information that finding what you want can take hours. Other bad point of internet are some web sites which are not suitable for children, for example sites about violence, sex or sects.
In conclusion, Internet has more good sides than bad ones, and I think that it's improving all the time, so in the future it will be still better.
Advantages:
1) Information on almost every subject imaginable.
2) Powerful search engines
3) Ability to do research from your home versus research libraries.
4) Information at various levels of study. Everything from scholarly articles to ones directed at children.
5) Message boards where people can discuss ideas on any topic. Ability to get wide range of opinions. People can find others that have a similar interest in whatever they are interested in.
6) The internet provides the ability of emails. Free mail service to anyone in the country.
7) Platform for products like SKYPE, which allow for holding a video conference with anyone in the world who also has access.
8) Friendships and love connections have been made over the internet by people involved in love/passion over similar interests.
9) Things such as Yahoo Answers and other sites where kids can have readily available help for homework.
10) News, of all kinds is available almost instantaneously. Commentary, on that news, from every conceivable viewpoint is also available.
Disadvantages:
1) There is a lot of wrong information on the internet. Anyone can post anything, and much of it is garbage.
2) There are predators that hang out on the internet waiting to get unsuspecting people in dangerous situations.
3) Some people are getting addicted to the internet and thus causing problems with their interactions of friends and loved ones.
4) Pornography that can get in the hands of young children too easily.
5) Easy to waste a lot of time on the internet. You can start surfing, and then realize far more time has passed than you realized. Internet and television together of added to the more sedentary lifestyles of people which further exacerbates the obesity problem.
6) Internet has a lot of "cheater" sites. People can buy essays and pass them off as their own far more easily than they used to be able to do.
7) There are a lot of unscrupulous businesses that have sprung up on the internet to take advantage of people.
8) Hackers can create viruses that can get into your personal computer and ruin valuable data.
9) Hackers can use the internet for identity theft.
10) It can be quite depressing to be on the internet and realize just how uneducated so many people have become in today's society.
In your conclusion, you list recommendations related to only two of your points. If you're going to list recommendations, they should reflect all of your points, in the order they were raised. So:
In conclusion, I think people should be wary of inaccurate information on the internet, ensure that it does not do any harm to you by being careful about private information, and balance  time spent using the Internet.
However, one-sentence paragraphs are not acceptable. Also, you conclusion does not cover the broader topic. So:In conclusion, the internet has both advantages and disadvantages. To enjoy the advantages without being hurt by the disadvantages, I think people should be wary of inaccurate information on the internet, ensure that it does not do any harm to you by being careful about private information, and balance  time spent using the Internet.

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