Is The Internet Good Or Bad?
Advance in technology has made life to be super easy. For many years now, almost everyone has witnessed many good things that the Internet has enabled us to do. I can,t remember the last time my day ended without going to the Internet! Despite the Internet being useful, did you know that there are so many drawbacks associated with the Internet? This article focuses on why the Internet is valuable and destructive.
We are going to start by looking at the right part of the Internet. The Internet has improved all aspects of our lives today. It is almost impossible to imagine life without the Internet in this century. The activities that have relied heavily on the internet include;
The Internet has made it easy to communicate with anyone across the world. Contacting with families, friends, and relatives is now more comfortable due to the Internet. You can easily exchange life stories, experiences, and other types of communication. Various social media platforms have come up to facilitate the exchange of transmission from one person to another. You are going to learn the multiple media platforms and how they work
Social media platforms Used In Communication.
Facebook is one of the biggest media platforms. Over 65 Billion use Facebook nowadays. To start up using Facebook, you just need to sign up for an account using your email or phone number. With a Facebook account, you can share and view your friends’photos, videos, messages, likes, profile pictures, among others. To optimize the usage of Facebook, you can download them from the play store.
Whatsapp is a communication platform that is being used by many people across the world. You need to download the app from the play store and create an account. With WhatsApp, you can share messages, photos, files, video, and status. Also, you can do video calls or audio calls with this platform.
Email is a means of transferring information from one person to another using a computer or a smartphone via a network. You can attach files, send images, photos, etc. via email. You simply need to have an email address and the address of the recipient.
A messenger is a messaging tool on Facebook. However, in around 2011, the Messenger was made to be a distinct app. Currently, it has dramatically increased in the features.
d) You Tube
YouTube in a platform used to share videos. You can also create a personal YouTube channel where you can share your videos.
Zoom is among the new online platforms. It is used for teleconferencing, distance education, and other social interactions.
f) Google Meet
Like zoom, google meet is another teleconferencing platform. You can schedule a meeting, or you can be invited to a meeting.
g) We Chat
We chat an online transaction platform. You can shop online and make your payment later offline, book taxis, transfer money, among others.
This a social media platform for sharing photos, videos, art, or fashion. Also, you can do microblogging through this platform.
Instagram is used to share messages, photos, audios, videos e.t.c
j) Tik Tok
Tik Tok is a music video online platform. In China, it is also called Douyin.
Twitter can be used to share a wide range of information ranging from texts, shore videos, and audio files. With twitter, you can get to know the most trending topics both in your country and across the world.
2. business advertising
The Internet has played a significant contribution to business promotion. Many people use online platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, WhatsApp, and other platforms to advertise their goods and services.
3. Creation of employment
The Internet has made many people land into their dream jobs. Many jobs are currently advertised online. Applications and job interviews are also due to the advanced internet technology of the Internet. Most important, many jobs are also done online from home. An example is freelancing or online writing.
The Internet has connected people worldwide, businesses, and lives. Therefore, the Internet has made the word to be like a small village!
The Internet has connected people on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, telegram, LinkedIn, etc. Through these social media platforms, people get to network, share their stories, experiences, and, most important, use them to advertise their businesses. The Internet has also improved accessibility of education, health information, and enhanced many countries’ governance (Sam B Edwards & Santos, 2020).
Disadvantages of Internet
Now let’s turn to the wrong side of the Internet. There is no doubt that the Internet has brought in several challenges in our society: our community’s cultural norms have been eroded with an increase in vices due to the use of the Internet, especially by the youthful population. Most recently, many people have succumbed to victims of fraud and scums due to the use of the Internet. For instance, many people have been deceived by receiving fraudulent links: through fake gift cards sent to them. By clicking into such malicious links, the hackers have found means to obtain confidential details of the victims and rob them of a lot of money due to online banking and other online money transactions.
Many youths have become addicted to the Internet, where they get exposed to the wrong information. For example, they get addicted to pornographic movies, which have led to an increase in sexual immorality and other social violence in society (Behun & Owens, 2019).
the Internet has dramatically improved our lives. However, the Internet should be used responsibly to minimize the many drawbacks associated with it.
Behun, R. J., & Owens . W. (2019). Youth and Internet Pornography: The Impact and Influence on Adolescent Development. London: Routledge.
Sam B Edwards, I., & Santos, D. (2020). Digital transformation and its role in progressing the relationship between states and their citizens. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Information Science Reference.