kerrybu

Topics: Invention, Salem witch trials, Social network service Pages: 3 (770 words) Published: December 4, 2013
The Internet is the most important invention ever (contrasting ideas, linking expressions)... Many years ago, no one could ever imagine that such a thing as the Internet would be invented. Now, life without the Internet for most people is unimaginable. In my opinion, every invention has its time, and the Internet is the greatest invention of ours. 

First, the Internet provides an enormous amount of information. Everyone can find all kinds of information on millions of topics. Also, people are able to find information on every subject they are interested in. However, this easy access to so much information can sometimes be dangerous. For example, one primary disadvantage is that children may be exposed to information that they aren’t supposed to access, such as pornographic materials or violent movies. The internet has also encouraged scammers, who benefit from users who are easily convinced to give their bank details and send money to get fake products. 

Second, people are using the internet for communication. Today, we can initiate real-time communication with someone who is in another part of the world. I, for one, use Skype all the time to communicate with family and close friends.

People can participate in social networks like “Facebook” , “Twitter”, “Couchsurfing”, etc. They can keep in touch with their friends in distant places, or make new ones. Nevertheless, this way of communication can sometimes be inefficient. Face-to-face conversation, at least in my opinion, is much better. Another disvantage is the ease with which a person can waste a lot of time on the internet. He or she can start surfing, and then realize far more time has passed than was intended. The internet and television have both added to the more sedentary lifestyles of people. Plus, the Internet allows for the access of personal information, such as our name and address, and the cluttering of personal accounts with unsolicited and unecessary email.

Last but not least, the...
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