Is Internet Good or Bad?
I, myself is a heavy Internet user.
Internet is something that I absolutely cannot live without, but for this blog
post I got a chance to think about the good and the bad about internet.
There are both several things that are good and about the internet.
First the good parts about the internet. One is that its a fast way of communication.
This is the first thing that came up in my mind because I use the internet
mainly to communicate people. What I mean by communicating with people
is "Social Network". Social networks such as facebook and twitter are so useful
when it comes to contacting your friends and your family.
Without the internet, there would be no facebook therefore internet is the basis
of everything that are ordinary right now in our lives.
Another good thing about the internet and social network is that it can be
used as an useful tool for marketing and bussinesses. For example companies
use facebook to look at the votes for their products and find out what customers
are actually looking for in their products. A communication strategist from Oxford
Communications said that facebook is a useful tool for organizations to advertise
and sell their products.
Why Facebook’s New Questions Tool Is Good for Brands & Businesses
Last most good thing about the internet is that people anywhere in the world
have access to information, pictures, even music or movies online.
Probably the most popular and famous place to purchase music and movies
would be iTunes. Just register the credit card number, one click and anybody
has an easy access to their favorite music and movies. This is a super convenient
tool for those who want to easily purchase things but have no time to actually
go to the store. Internet widens the activities that people do at home and
make many things covenient for a lof people.
Now, on to the bad things about the internet.
Even though I have mentioned that good things about the internet, there are
many arguments that can go against the good.
First about the "Social Network" online, it is fun, addicting and an useful tool
for many people, it creates a lot of problems at the same time.
Since many people spend most of their time on social network online,
websites such as facebook are big targets for Malware and other viruses.
People might try to add new people on their list of friends and might
put themselves in danger without knowing its a virus. Read More on -> Friend Request Virus
Hackers take advantages of the popularity of facebook and create
virus through advertisements and even on friend requests.
Another bad factor about the internet relating to the previous good things,
is that not everybody actually purchase the information, music or movies online.
Many people find programs, softwares or websites that let music or movies
download free online. Even if people are aware of the fact that the better
quality version and officially approved versions can be purchased online,
many people choose to not pay and view them for free.
Downloading free music or streaming free movies online is completely
illegal and are subject to be against copyright. Not only music and movies,
even books, comics and documents are available online, also can be found
free on some websites. Major websites such as Amazon.com have online
reading books and documents, if they are of course purchased.
Since such easy accesses are provided for people, the actualy CD record sales,
DVDs, movie tickets and books have declined in its sales.
Last bad thing about the internet is that it created more problems
on personal information that should not be shared with others.
Since people input their personal information such as home addresses,
numbers, credit card information, hackers have access to all of those if they
find out a way to hack into whatever account. Of course without the internet,
we could have totally avoided the problem of privacy.
This is an example of a supermarket online having access to personal information
without any notice and knowledge of those customers.
Supermarket Cards Threat to Privacy
People are not aware of what they register in online, and are only thinking
about what to purchase online.
Looking at both good and the bad on internet, makes me think if internet
is more good or bad. As much as I am truly addicted to the internet and
cannot imagine a day without it, if there was no internet ever created, it would
have avoided many problems that are caused online.