Advantages of using the Internet
The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies. The International Network (Internet) brings to birth a whole new means of communication. Through the super network of computers, it allows people to exchange information with one another all over the world. The Internet carries various information resources and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing, online gaming, and the inter-linked hypertext ...view middle of the document...
Children will have access to information to the latest issues for studying purposes and researches. Valuable software like Microsoft software can be downloaded for free. School projects can be researched right at home.
There are countless activities which one can do on the Internet todayâ€™s such as visit to an art galley, museum, browse through some advertisements and shops, or read the same dayâ€™s newspaper published thousands of miles away. If youâ€™re feeling bored , just surf on one of the many chat channels available on the Net, and you can share your feelings with someone from another part of the world. Senior citizens have found the Net to be useful outlet for their loneliness. They are able to make friends with other senior citizens and share their problems. Some have even found a cure for their illness through surfing on the chat channels.
Teachers are also on the Net to take advantages of the information highway. They are able to do research, conduct surveys and exchange ideas with other educators, as well as learn the latest technique in teaching methodologies. They are able to participate in electronic discussion groups with hundreds or thousands of people.
Companies have also benefited by using the Internet. It has opened up a whole new market for business to flourish and invest. Even a small company can market its products as effectively as a big company. The costs of advertising is reduced when monthly newsletters are reduced. The Internet also helps companies to work with colleagues throughout the world to develop new products and services.
In conclusion, the internet has brought many advantages and benefits to users nowadays. Some say it will change our life forever. Others say it is too open and free. Whatever direction it takes, one thing is certain, there is no avoiding it. We should all make use of the advantages of the internet for a better life.