Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet
the Internet Ў°became one more social avenue in our livesЎ± (A15).
The most common thing the Internet is used for is research. Children and students are among the top people who use the Internet for research. Today, it is almost required that students use the Internet for research. Thirty percent of teachers give assignments requiring research from the Internet. In the classroom, sixty-six percent of teachers use the Internet to teach (Thomas, Ў°High TechnologyЎ± D1). The Internet has become one of the biggest sources for research. Almost everyday, research on medical issues becomes easier to locate. Web sites have become available for people to research diseases and talk to doctors online at sites such as, AmericaЎЇs Doctor. During 1998 over 20 million people reported going online to retrieve health information (Davis A1).
Entertainment is another popular reason why many people surf the Internet. Downloading games, going into chat rooms, or just surfing the Web are some of the uses people have discovered. There are numerous games that may be downloaded from the Internet at no charge (Regan n.p.). Chat rooms are popular because users can meet new and interesting people. In fact, the Internet has been used by people to find life long partners (Belsie n.p.). When people surf the Web, there are numerous things that can be found. Music, hobbies, news and more can be found on the Internet.
Another popular thing to do on the Internet is to check out the news. Almost all local news can be obtained through the Internet. Up to date sports scores are probably the most popular looked at news. Sports scores are updated on the Internet as soon as the game ends. (Rainie n.p.). Weather is also a popular source to look up on the Internet. Using the Internet to get the weather allows people to view weather all over the world. Live radar all over the country and local forecasts are just to name a few of the things that may be obtained for weather information on the Internet.
Shopping online has also become a huge success and is considered a great advantage of the Internet. No matter what people are shopping for, it can be found on the Internet. People do not even have to leave their homes. A few companies have collected millions of dollars using the Internet for selling (Eckhouse 184). Clothing is probably one of the most bought items online. Almost every major clothing store has its on Web site. People can even go grocery shopping online using such sites as Priceline.com. Just one click of the mouse on the items they want to purchase and the items are delivered to their front door (Ў°Groceries OnlineЎ± n.p.). Groceries and clothing are only a few of the items that may be bought on the Internet.
In conclusion, todayЎЇs society is in the middle of a technological boom. People can [next page]