What Is The Advantage And Disadvantage Of The Internet?

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Some of Advantages of using the Internet are:

• Easy for communication
• User can get the latest information
• Users can save money and their time
• Users can get the live information
• Customers can purchase millions of products
• Share their culture and custom for the others
• Dating and making a love (for the adults)
• Visiting many interesting places online

Some of disadvantages of using the Internet are:
• Users maybe addicted like a bad habits
• Users computers maybe infected by viruses
• User personal information maybe stolen by the hackers
• Internet is the easiest way for criminals
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The Internet has become ubiquitous to our way of life; it’s everywhere, and so common that we only notice it when it’s not available. But what is this mysterious Internet, and what are its pros and cons?

Some of the Internet’s strengths are also its greatest weaknesses. The biggest Internet benefit touted by proponents is that it’s available to anyone. Even if you don’t have Internet access yourself, you can go to most public libraries and log on there. Of course, since anyone can take a trip into cyberspace, people who have less-than-pure intentions are out on the World Wide Web along with the rest of us.

Yet information and communication are two of the Internet’s biggest advantages, and those advantages are distinctive. Information can be shared across computers, localities, time zones, and countries. Multi-national corporations can keep a project going ‘round the clock, moving it between workstations electronically via the Internet. Communication can happen via e-mail, Instant Messaging, or file sharing. Even telephone calls can now travel via the Internet, in a process known as VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol.

Besides work, the Internet also enhances play. Music, pictures and video can all be shared with a worldwide audience via the Internet. Want to preview your favorite band’s new song? You can probably hear a short piece of it for free. Games are available, some hosted on web sites or servers so you can try to save the universe while a "villain" playing the same game in Australia or Austria tries to destroy it. Dating and online gambling, including blackjack and poker, are two very popular diversions on the Internet.

However, the Internet has a dark side. It can be anonymous, or almost so, if you know how to cover your cyber address. This anonymity tempts people to do things they normally wouldn’t do in real life. Pornography sites have sprung up, some disguised as legitimate websites.

There are also threats to your computer and your personal information out in cyberspace. Computers run on programs, and those can be compromised by people with the technical knowledge and skill. They can figure out ways to infiltrate your computer. At the least, they can "spam" you with unwanted e-mail messages. At the worst, your computer may become infected with a "virus", a malignant program that takes over your computer. It may wipe out your hard drive and all the information on it, or send that information to the cyber-crook’s computer. Your personal information may be stolen, and that could lead to identity theft.

Using the Internet requires good protection in the form of a strong anti-virus program, as well as becoming educated about what "spoof" e-mail, spamming, and phishing are. But with proper precautions, your Internet experience can be very enriching, and you’ll soon discover that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
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Shumaela Rana answered
Internet is a system with which we can know the global conditions within no time. Not only the informations on internet about the whole world are available but it has revolutionized the communication techniques. This new invention has given a large projection to communication. Another important feature of the internet are world websites which is a wide storage of information.

Internet is infact an interconnection of millions of people. The language which is used in internet web is understood well by all the computers linked with it and this language is called HTML which is an abbreviation of Hypertext Markup Language. Computers linked with the internet can exchange their information or can use the data base. In the beginning internet facility was limited to the government departments or big libraries, but the modern ways of communication have broadened this facility. Now-a-days, not only national but at the international level, internet is an important and fastest medium of information.

Students and teachers having contact with the internet can get information of any kind and about any subject. Businessman can advertise their product by it. Doctors can exchange latest informations about medical problems. In short, information concerned with every department can be obtained from the internet.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Disadvantages of internet are the following:
*theft of personal information.
*negative effects on the family communications.
*different virus create different problems in your computer.
*the valuable websites can be damaged by hackers and your valuable data may be deleted.
*some websites contains immoral materials in the form of text.pictures or movies etc.
*the easiest way to steal your money from internet bank.
Gillian Smith Profile
Gillian Smith answered
One of the great advantages of the internet is that people can contact each other very quickly. If you have family members living away from home you can 'speak' to them wherever they are in the world.
There's also a lot of very interesting work , articles and information on the internet.
However one disadvantage is that it might discourage people from making human contact with others as more people work and shop from home.
Teachers say that they can spot a child who is working too much from computers and that sometimes their communication skills are more limited.
It should be used as a complimentary tool rather than a replacement. It's much more beneficial for example for people to visit their library and look at real books, this is also a social thing as e books , great as they are stop people from having the contact of others and there's no substitute for real books. On way of encouraging children to read is to introduce them to books and encourage them to use libraries.
For the disabled and those who are housebound the internet can be a bonus as they can open up a new world at home.
Family History Research has had a major boost by the addition of sites like Ancestry UK, Origins UK, Scotland's People as access to records and in some cases original images is available.
The downside of the internet are sites which can contain cruelty and the 'darker' side of life. Many more restrictions should be placed on the internet.
Children can use the internet too much and it can replace the real world, it's up to parents to discourage too much use of the internet and monitor it properly.
One advantage is that it allows websites like Blurt It to reach a wide audience and that can only be a good thing!
Barbara Fisher Profile
Barbara Fisher answered
The advantages of the Internet are numerous. It can replace having so many books and papers that take up space and things are much easier to find with a computer.

With a computer you can "travel around the world" to see places you will never see in real life. You can chat with relatives and friends without making long distance phone calls. Likewise you save money with e-mail rather using stamps. You can send greeting cards even when you forget right up until that day by e-mail, and no one ever knows you sort of forgot!

Kids can do their homework without your driving them to the library, and play games to keep them stimulated and occupied.

You can submit writing to an editor and get a message back days earlier than snail mail. There are many on-line jobs so many of us can stay home and work!

On the disadvantages the worst I think is that some people always take a great thing and use it for something illegal or to hurt others. It is easy for children without guidance to get into trouble without trying! And I think it sometimes gets in the way of family time.

Computers are great if used properly and in a limited fashion so it does not interfere with anything else that is important.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
 the net is one of the many source of information but be careful the are a lot of dangers   like waste of time and the hackers people they took your personal information or the stolen your cart if you shopping sooooooo guys open your eyes ...holla
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amber Jhon answered
The advantages of internet are as follows:

Internet provides the cheap and fast source of communication. The biggest advantage of internet is that it is providing free access to information and you can sit on your computer and you can get current updates, research articles, business information and every kind of information. You can study online in foreign universities like University of Phoenix. It also provides a lot of entertainment tools like music sharing, chat rooms, games etc. You can also get a lot of services like financial services, banking services and traveling info online. Business over internet or Ecommerce is getting very popular and you can shop and order from your homes.

There are also some disadvantages of internet which are mentioned as follow:

Some of the drawbacks of internet include the theft of personal information, spamming issues, virus threats and pornography. It has been seen that before the dawn of Ecommerce, traditional crimes were common but now there is an increased ratio of cyber crimes.

Sandra Anonyme Profile
Sandra Anonyme answered
The positive aspects of the Internet:
―Fast and easy way to perform a research on almost any topics.
―Fun and entertaining as it provides free online gaming.
―You can learn languages and even computer studies for free.
―You can read all books that are not copyrighted in Gutenberg, and other similar websites. Etc.

The negative aspect of the Internet:
―There are lots of phishing sites ready to steal your ID, credit card details...
―Plenty malwares, viruses and worms which are stored in 1/3 of Google Search engine.
―Lots of cyber-bullying and sharks ready to emotionally abuse in chatrooms, and other social networks. Etc.
―Too many cookies, ads and adwares online. It takes a while every day to clean them.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Advantage: You can get free information on any topic you specified, but limited.
Disadvantage: It makes people not to study on their own, all they need is to download free answers in terms of school assignments.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The advantages of the Internet are numerous. It can replace having so many books and papers that take up space and things are much easier to find with a computer.

With a computer you can "travel around the world" to see places you will never see in real life. You can chat with relatives and friends without making long distance phone calls. Likewise you save money with e-mail rather using stamps. You can send greeting cards even when you forget right up until that day by e-mail, and no one ever knows you sort of forgot!

Kids can do their homework without your driving them to the library, and play games to keep them stimulated and occupied.

You can submit writing to an editor and get a message back days earlier than snail mail. There are many on-line jobs so many of us can stay home and work!

On the disadvantages the worst I think is that some people always take a great thing and use it for something illegal or to hurt others. It is easy for children without guidance to get into trouble without trying! And I think it sometimes gets in the way of family time.

Computers are great if used properly and in a limited fashion so it does not interfere with anything else that is important.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Advantages of the 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.
* 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.

Disadvantages of the Internet

There are certain cons and dangers relating to the use of Internet that can be summarized as:

* Personal Information: If you use the Internet, your personal information such as your name, address, etc. Can be accessed by other people. If you use a credit card to shop online, then your credit card information can also be 'stolen' which could be akin to giving someone a blank check.
* Pornography: This is a very serious issue concerning the Internet, especially when it comes to young children. There are thousands of pornographic sites on the Internet that can be easily found and can be a detriment to letting children use the Internet.
* Spamming: This refers to sending unsolicited e-mails in bulk, which serve no purpose and unnecessarily clog up the entire system.
Anonymous Profile
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One of the advantages is the free information that can be easily access by public.
Disadvantage is that you're not sure which information is real or made-up
Anonymous Profile
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One pf the bad reason of using internet is pornography.. This is a serious issue concerning the internet,especially when it comes to young children. There are thousands of pornographic sites on internet that can be easily found and can be detriment to letting children use the internet...
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Rachel Sharp answered
The Internet has had an incredible impact on world culture. Some of its effects could be seen as advantages or disadvantages, depending on how you look at it. The Internet is a powerful tool for commerce. Customers can now purchase millions of products without ever visiting a store. This could vastly increase profits for a company. Alternatively, it could take away from traditional store-based business.

The Internet has also made communication extremely easy, no matter how far apart people are. Businesses are now able to keep in close contact with branches on the other side of the world through email. Family and friends can do the same. A disadvantage of this is that criminals can now reach many more people by using the Internet. However, email users can protect themselves by using firewalls, not revealing personal information on sites that may be insecure and simply not opening or replying to questionable emails.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Internet is easy, it is fast and it is easy to get access, the disadvantage is that sometimes your questions can not be answered so easily, there are security hazardous and so many websites you go to where you must enter email addresses and personal information or create an account
cathi Profile
cathi answered
Advantage-you can find information quick and you many different sources. Disadvantage-viruses, perverts. And a lot of people are misleading.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Internet have a lot of advantages like meeting new friends, getting information about every thing you can see the hole word in minute...and it have negative like lose the time affect on the eyes
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doctor C answered
A few advantages are you can learn new things,you can buy stuff and find cool sites like this one,a few disadvantages are that there's way too much porn,too many references and glamorizes drugs and the internet is too slow at times
M Nouman Umar Profile
M Nouman Umar answered
Every thing has some advantages as well as some disadvantages. If we try to find whether there are more advantages or more disadvantages it will be very difficult. Every person perceives it in his or her own way. So according to me the internet has many advantages. You can share knowledge, you can read online, you can communicate freely, you can share ideas, you get the latest information, you can earn by using internet and you save your time. However there are some disadvantages like you addict yourself to bad habits, or you misuse it for some other purpose.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

The internet is a very vital communication gateway of today.
Without it sending information would be very hard to do as well as other
crucial activities that we are used to doing over the internet. This is why Telstra
modem
and several other internet connection devices are essential nowadays.
Without it life would become a bit more difficult when it comes to online
transactions and communication.


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Matthew Gabriel answered

This is one of the major reasons why many people enjoy surfing the Internet – entertainment. You can watch movies, listen to music, read your favourite celebrity gossip columns and play games over the Internet. The Internet has become a mammoth amusement park that never closes.

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As technology and the Internet continue to evolve in the Digital Age, internet safety advocates are fearful of their negative impacts. Excessive use of the internet and online sexual harassment are just some of the risks parents want to protect their kids in the digital age. However, the Internet also has its positive impacts, such as access to different online learning environments and peer-to-peer support from other students worldwide.

The Internet definitely has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s up to us parents to remind them about its positives and negatives. The Internet in the Digital Age will continue to evolve and smart parenting is key in protecting our children’s innocence.

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The advantage is you have access to huge amounts of content.
The disadvantage is you have access to huge amounts of content.

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