There is no denying the fact that the internet has benefited our society. In my opinion, it has causes several harms as well. Many people only think of the benefits of the internet, but there are two sides to every story, along with the pros of surfing the web there are also many cons.
Communication is one of the greatest benefits of the internet, allow public all across the globe to stay linked almost directly. One of the most renowned forms of communication on the web is electronic mail. Electronic mail allows its user to exchange information and multimedia back and forth. In today’s society almost every person has access to an email account, and it is one of the fastest and convenient ways to get in touch with others and receive information.
It is beyond doubt that the internet’s library of multimedia documents that can be simply access by user is a further positive characteristic of the web plus also a very good source of entertainment for many. Podcasts contain digital records, such as feed of audio, video and additional content that are automatically updated. Podcasting have been implemented not only for business but also in classrooms, audio is capture throughout class then stop at the ending, and the resulting MP3 is then completed into a file that is published on a classroom blog where it is made accessible to student.
It is clear that at this high percentage of spammers are taking advantage of many web users every single day. Not only do the spammers fallaciously advertise products and fake prize money, other than some of the e-mail they send include viruses that compel users to reboot their entire computer system. The reason the problem continue to develop is due to the difficulty to even catch spammers, this contribute toward the damaging and annoying effect of spam, which is why it is one of the downward sides of the internet.
Identity theft is another negative side of the internet. Many people tender individual information concerning their identity such as social security numbers, health care records, and credit card information to online sources on a regular basis as a convenient way of paying bills or ordering merchandise. With these large amounts of detailed personal information floating around on the web it has become very easy for criminals to steal a person’s identity. Since the numbers of identity fraud are so high, there are concerns that many users are going to stay away from the use of the web in fear of falling victim to identity theft.
The internet has two very different extremes of positive and negative effects. There are many helpful aspects that the internet offers such as immense amount of information, email, and podcasts. All of which are means to make day to day tasks more efficient and productive.