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Name: Afshan Iftikhar Date: 22nd March, 2004 B.A-I Uses Of Internet The internet is computer based global information system. It is composed of many interconnected computer networks. Each network may link thousands of computers enabling them to share information. The internet has brought a transformation in many aspects of life. It is one of the biggest contributors in making the world into a global village. Use of internet has grown tremendously since it was introduced. It is mostly because of its flexibility. Nowadays one can access the internet easily. Most people have computers in their homes but even the ones who don't they can always go to cyber cafes where this service is provided. The internet developed from software called the ARPANET which the U.S military had developed. It was only restrict to military personnel and the people who developed it. Only after it was privatized was it allowed to be used commercially. ...read more.


Companies use it for electronic commerce, including buying, selling and providing customer service. They also use it to access complex databases. Educational institutions provide online courses. This has proven to be very helpful for those people who have jobs or can't go for further education. Housewives can do courses by applying from their homes and at the same time look after their kids. It also provides an opportunity to those students who do not have many facilities in their country or cannot afford to go abroad and study. LSE (London School of Economics) is one such institution which has an external program and one can do while at home. Students can carry out online conversations with professors and other fellow students abroad. Online lectures also take place through video conferences and one can see ones professors too, making a sort of online classroom. Media and entertainment companies use the internet for online news and weather services and to broadcast audio and video, including live radio and television programs. ...read more.


People make their own cds and sell them. The phone industry has also suffered because more people are making calls through the internet. Students have also abused the internet by copying other people's assignments and passing them as their own. And there is no way teachers can really catch them because they may have taken it from anywhere on the internet. The internet has been abused in many ways but its use cannot be undermined. Its benefits far outweigh its disadvantages in my view. As the internet continues to grow many challenges have to be met. The growing traffic on the net provides a major hurdle. As more people log on, more highways have to be developed for smooth surfing. There also have to be new laws passed to control the type of information flowing on the internet. Security measures have to be tightened. The most important factor is that people need to be educated on how to use the internet for their betterment. No matter how much governments control, until people develop a conciousness matters will not improve. ...read more.

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