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The Use of Public Service Websites and Their Positives and negative Impacts on Individuals and Society

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The Use of Public Service Websites and Their Positives and negative Impacts on Individuals and Society In this report I am going to discuss the impact of public service websites on individuals and society. I am going to state the service, how there websites are used and their positive and negative impacts. The websites range from the police to the NHS and I will also look at broadcasting and information services. Broadcasting My first source is broadcasting, the information available on the internet is on the BBC Iplayer. A positive impact of using a broadcasting service on the internet is that it is simple to use. It is simple to use due to its separate search bar, which allows you to just search for a certain show. Also another positive is that you can also view podcasts, radio shows and documentaries. The positive of this function is that you can keep up to date with any podcasts that you have missed or any radio shows such as the Chris moyals show. On the ITV player you can view arrange of things from past TV series to news documents. The positive impacts of having news documents on these websites are that it educates and supports the news?s RSS feeds. These all link to create a benefit of education. ...read more.

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As a result of this it would reduce the amount of cars on the road. However a negative impact on society is the website may be wrong. As a result of this it would mean people being late for work. This is a negative as people may lose their job meaning less money goes into the economy. I also looked at train transport. I looked on the east coast website and found it was similar to the Arriva website. For example the majority of the subheadings are similar/ the same. For instance it uses the same function where you input your current destination then enter where you want to go and it tells you the journey time etc. This benefit people and society as it means they don?t have to go out to find the info they can do it from home. However a negative impact of the website is if it was not updated properly. Similar to the Arriva website. As a result you may lose your job for being late or not turning up at all. Another aspect of this site is that it helps them to save money as it is regularly updated which shows all the different information available on special offers. For example a ticket to Newcastle witch is half price benefits some people as train tickets do cost a lot and are quite rare especially on late bookings. ...read more.

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Another emergency service with its own website is the local fire department, a section of this website offers helpful information is the section about what to do when individuals are stuck in different sorts of fires/dangerous situations. A positive impact of this section is that it provides potentially lifesaving information to the general public for many different types of situations, this would be a huge benefit because people who would have no clue on what to do in these situations beforehand would now know what to do. However the negative impacts of this feature are as follows. One negative impact is that people without access to internet will not be aware of this information, therefore they will not be as likely to know what to do in certain situations which may result in injury or even death. The second disadvantage may be that people will think they know what to do and make a mistake. As a result they could make a mistake in which they make the condition worse. The final aspect of this department is that the area also provides information on how to be recruited by the department, (like the metropolitan websites recruitment tab) a positive aspect of this feature is that the general public can get an idea on how they would be able to join the service and this makes it a lot easier as you can do this from home. ...read more.

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