Advantages and disadvantages of internet

Essay by Sonia79 May 2005

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Internet is one of the most important inventions in history. It is a network of milions of computers around the world, connected by phone lines, satellites or cables. Millions of people from all over the world use it every day, so I think that Internet has more advantages than disadvantages.

Internet has made the world a real global village which permits us to travel, pay bills or do the shopping without going out from our houses. We can read newspapers, play games or even plan our holidays. A huge merit of Internet is a possibility to download music and films in no time.

We can also communicate with other people from all over the world by means of programs like IRC, ICQ or GG. We can join a newsgroup and share our special interests with each other. A very useful thing is an electronic mail, because it is faster than regular post and even air mail.

Internet offers a lot of information from every branch of knowledge, so you can find everything for your schoolwork or job there, or just find more about your hobbies.

Unfortunately, Internet has several drawbacks, especially in Poland. In our country intrernet is still too expensive and connections are not fast. Generally, one disadvantage of the Internet is a danger of getting used to it, computer can become a drug for some people.In Internet there is so much information that finding what you want can take hours. Other bad point of internet are some web sites which are not suitable for children, for example sites about violence, sex or sects.

In conclusion, Internet has more good sides than bad ones, and I think that it's improving all the time, so in the future it will be still better.