Internet Essay- The Internet is the Greatest Invention of Mankind- Discuss

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Lily Kim Sing

The Internet Is The Greatest Invention of Mankind

There are two sides to every story, and in this case, two sides to every argument. The above statement poses such questions as: if the Internet is not the best invention of mankind, what is? And, what would life be like without computers and the Internet? I hope to answer these questions and form a fact-based opinion on whether I think that the Internet truly is the greatest invention of mankind.

One of the obvious benefits of the Internet is that it provides people with fast accessible information; mainly through search engines such as Google or Yahoo. These search engines are easily accessed, and they provide links to website containing information on what you searched for. Using these search engines, you can also search for images of whatever you want. But, we must ask, is this easy access to images and websites safe for young children?

There are many upsides to the Internet. It can be used for banking, for buying products, for helping with revision, for providing information, directions, communication, education, news broadcasts and listening to music. Undoubtedly, it has provided many people with new business opportunities. The Internet has helped many people and since its invention, the Internet has become a household necessity. Over the period of April-June 2003 and estimated 12 million households in the UK could access the Internet from home.

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The Internet has seen the launch of many businesses, and advertising campaigns. Google, the search engine is now one of the largest advertising vehicles the world has ever seen. This year, Google is expected to have and advertising revenue of $9.5 billion.

The Internet benefits people in many ways; communication, capitalisation, and convenience, but it does have its downsides. There are increasing numbers of Internet porn websites: definitely not safe for children. There are also a number of paedophiles using instant messenger services to talk to young defenceless children, pretending they are someone they are not and arranging ...

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This is an impressive piece of writing. Structure plays an important part in the success of this piece. Sentences are structured effectively, using a mixture of complex, compound and short sentences. Sentence starters vary throughout, using both connectives and adverbial sentence starters. Both the beginning and end link and the ending acts as a solid conclusion. The piece gets slightly repetitive and there is room to use more interesting language. For higher grades examiners are looking for a sustained piece of writing so it is important to keep the strength of the beginning, throughout the whole piece of writing. ****