what are the advantages and disadvantages of internet
ADVANTAGES OF INTERNET
what are the advantages and disadvantages of internet
Following are the main advantages of internet:
1. THE WORLD WIDE WEB
This is also called web or www or 3w. The collection of all web pages in all web sites on internet is called www. These web pages provide us information.
E-mail stands for electronic mail. It is the most popular, cheap, easy and fastest mailing service. We can send and receive messages on internet with in seconds or minutes.
Newsgroups are discussion groups on internet. They are used for free exchange of information.
4. MAILING LISTS
Mailing lists provide information to the users on the selected topics through email. Mailing lists are maintained by different companies.
5. ONLINE BANKING
Several banks are online now. So we can manage our bank accounts on internet. Due to online banking, money is transferred from one city or country to another within seconds or minutes.
E-commerce means the electronic commerce. It means that doing business on internet. Now we can sell and purchase goods from any where in the world through internet.
7. JOB SEARCH
You can search jobs on internet. There are many job seeking sites on internet.
8. SEARCH ENGINE
Internet contains a very large amount of information. Search engine is used to easily and quickly find the required information. Many sites provide facility of search engine like Google, Yahoo, Find, Lycos and AltaVista.
It is the most popular services by which two users can live chat with each other. It is just like talking on telephone. We can chat by text or audio or video. Messenger software like Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger is used for chatting.
10. INTERNET PHONE
We can call on phone to some one on internet. This is cheaper than calling by ordinary phone.
Fax messages can be sent to persons that use fax machines.
12. FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT
You can find films, cartoons, audio and video songs on internet.
There many web sites that provide educational facilities. So education can be achieved online.
14. NEWS PAPERS
Now many newspapers have their websites. We can read news from internet now.
15. DOWNLOAD FREE SOFTWARE
We can download (save in our computer) free software from internet.
16. UPLOAD INFORMATION
We can upload information (send from our computer) on internet. So that this information will be available for internet users.
17. HOTEL RESERVATION
You can get reserved a room for you in a hotel while sitting at your home. Several hotels are online now. You will just open the website of a given hotel and book some room as required.
18. ONLINE SHOPPING
You can do all types of shopping on internet. Online shopping is becoming more popular in progressive countries too.
19. DOWNLOAD GAMES
You can download computer games from internet. There are many websites that provide tons of games to download free. They also provide necessary help documentation to play these games smoothly.
20. Traveling Guides
You can find information about any country of the world on internet. You can find maps of any country and big cities.
DISADVANTAGES OF INTERNET
Hackers access the important information and programs and may destroy it. Hackers try to get password of internet users and then access important information.
2. COMPUTER VIRUS
Computer virus is a program developed for some destructive purpose. Computer virus can destroy your data or software. Virus enters into your computer by internet, floppy disc, CD or USB flash memory drive. Antivirus software like Norton Antivirus and McAfee Antivirus are used to find and remove virus. Other examples of antivirus software are AVAST anti virus , Panda Anti virus, ESET NOD 32 anti virus, AVG anti virus and Malwarebytes anti virus etc.
3. WASTAGE OF TIME
There are so many interesting facilities on internet. So people use internet for several hours. In this way valuable time is wasted.
4. EDUCATIONAL LOSS OF STUDENTS
Students spend much time in internet café. So they waste their time and do not attend their studies properly. This will lead to low grades in their studies.
5. ONLINE ROBBERY
Important documents are stolen on internet. Passwords of credit cards are stolen on internet. This can do financial loss.
6. IMMORAL WEB SITES / PORNOGRAPHY
There are many immoral sites on internet. This is destroying high values of the societies that don’t allow such sexual material or illegal sexual relations. PORN websites are destroying character of the preteen and teenagers. There is a strong need to stop / filter porn websites in our country.
7. LOSS OF MONEY
Internet is not free. Internet users pay monthly charges to ISPs. Moreover, electricity bill is also increased by using computer and internet for many hours daily. In addition using computer systems for long times will result in fatigue and other health problems so that a lot of money will be consumed on medications.
7. LOSS OF HEALTH
Most of the users use internet for long time daily. They sit before computer for many hours. This may create health problems like weak eye sight, tiredness, fatigue, headache etc.
8. SOCIAL DISCONNECTION
Internet users give most of time to computer and internet. They always like to sit before computer. They have no time for their friends or family members or relatives. They like to eat while using internet for chatting, on facebook or youtube. They are cut off the external world just for internet. This social disconnection creates many problems.
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