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Advantage and Disadvantage of Internet Connection

  • Date Submitted: 05/01/2011 07:30 AM
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Summary:   The proliferation of Internet technologies has both advantages and disadvantages. The capabilities for information retreival and communication are infinite, but children can be exposed to illicit material, individual privacy is threatened and it's a virtual medium rather than a physical one.
Everywhere you look in today's society, the internet is a major part of everyone's life. Whether its school, business, personal life, or entertainment, the internet has influenced us immensely. When the word internet is heard, one has an image of what it represents, but what really is the internet? According to Oxford Dictionary, the internet is: "a system of connected computers that allows computer users around the world to exchange information." Currently, about one third of the world has access to the internet. Personally, I have accepted the invention of the internet to be a world revolution. I would define the internet to be an exceptional learning and entertainment tool that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance a user's ability to gather information. Although the internet is very beneficial to society, one has to keep in mind that the internet can harm its users just as quickly as it can help them. Some advantages of the internet are that it is easily accessible, it provides easy and rapid communication, it has boosted the world's economy over night, and it has made education very versatile. Disadvantages include that it provides access to information that is restricted to young users, it can be very slow at times, it is virtual, and while benefiting commerce, it brings damage to certain types of industries.


The plus points of the internet are infinite. First of all, the internet is easily accessible from anywhere, which means that a person does not have to be at a certain location to access the internet. Connection to the internet is easy. Any computer anywhere can log on to the internet as long as it is connected to a phone line or...


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