Logged in or locked out? The pros and cons of the Internet.

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Logged in or locked out

In today’s world of modernization, it is incredible how much the internet has become a fundamental part of our lives. Now, more than ever, the internet has become essential to humanity and I believe those few rebels who do not make use of it are in grave danger of being locked out of this fast-paced society we live in. however the internet does have its downside. Today, even a six year old who may not even know his arithmetic can learn to make a bomb thanks to the internet’s massive database.

Although the internet is the fastest and cheapest way of staying in touch with people around the globe, nothing beats good old face-to-face conversations at least, not until sixth sense technology is produced on a commercial scale! Today technology has changed the way we communicate; the days of snail mail are over, people no longer write letters which take ages to reach the recipient and then to obtain a response but prefer conveying messages by sending each other e-mails which are received by the addressee within a blink of an eye. However, it is more or less impossible to transmit the correct emotions via e-mail or by instant messaging and here voice calls and video calls come to the rescue. What ever happened to good old telephones? Besides, these global citizens must also battle spam, viruses and hackers not to forget cyber bullies on this internet community.

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The internet is a great place to find information, it does not matter whether what you want is a presentation on a radical new marketing strategy or a boring history project you require help in, it is all there in the several billion Webpages on the internet. However, one observes that this easy access to information may often lead to plagiarism as everything from books by both renowned and aspiring authors, to essays and speeches can be found by a keen cheater. The internet may have made work easier for some, nonetheless, it has added to the worries of others ...

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