Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet

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The Internet seems to be one of the greatest wonders of the modern world. Nowadays, it is hard to find a house with no access to the Internet and every day, more and more people are discovering the amazing possibilities which it gives us.

The Internet is the biggest and the most effective provider of the variety of resources and services. It is a worldwide database of any information you may need. However, information is not the only thing you can obtain thanks to the Internet. The World Wide Web also provides you with the access to a wide range of computer programs, games or the possibility to download your favourite music or films. What is more, the Internet facilitates your contacts with other people. Not only can you easily and quickly contact them via emails but you can also speak to them, thanks to the Internet communications program. They have become very popular recently as they enable you to make new friends on-line. However, the paradox is that while they facilitate your communication with others, at the same time they cause the deterioration of your contacts and relationships since it is much easier to stay at home and talk to somebody on the Internet instead of going out and socializing. Moreover, on-line friendships can turn out dangerous as you can never be sure who the other person is. In addition, the Internet is very addictive. People never notice that they spend too much time in front of the computer screen and that they use the Internet more often than they really need. Surfing on the net becomes more important than meeting with friends or going to the classes at the university and the reality they start to live in is the virtual reality.

Another important advantage of the Internet is that it has become the most easily accessible and the best resource collection. It is used for the research purposes not only by the university students but also by the children from primary schools as more
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