Introduction to Internet
In the 21st century, the term ‘internet’ is becoming the backbone of the world. It is one of the powerful creations that offer people endless knowledge, entertainment and many more things.
It is one of the modern scientific discoveries that has changed the mode of human life. It provides us amazing facilities of searching any information from any corner of the world by anyone.
It can simply be defined as a means of connecting computers to other computers anywhere in the world through wired or wireless technologies.
What is Internet?
It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies.
Who Invented the Internet?
IT was Invented by Tim Berner Lee.
Using it we can send any big or small message information very quickly within a second which helps in fast communication.
In today’s world life can’t be imagined without the internet. Without it, our life is just like a bad nightmare. It has made our life easier and quicker and it also helps in doing various impossible tasks within a single room. Only with the help of it.
It is possible that we are knowing the overall activities happening all over the world in few seconds. Now its sales are increasing rapidly as consumers take advantage of lower prices offered by wholesalers pertaining to their products.
The commercial transaction on the net is known as E-commerce. Internet is a vast storage of information as it has more than billions of running websites related to the domestic, business, academic, governmental etc.
There are currently around 150 million smart homes worldwide it won’t be long before.
By 2020, approximately 4.5 billion people, or more than half of the world’s population, were estimated to have access to the internet.
Services of the internet :
In a modern world, the life without internet is not possible. It has provided us with a huge amount of services that have made our life easier, quicker, and many more. The following are the important services that have changed the world beautifully.
WWW(World Wide Web):
WWW is one of the services of the internet. Most of us think that the internet and WWW are the same but actually not.
Internet is infrastructure and the Web is just a service provided on it. It is a network of networks and the Web is the information present in networking.
Video conferencing :
Video conferencing is an internet service where two or more people located in separate geographical locations do live audio-video communication.
So it is real-time conferencing services of the internet. For proper functioning of video conferencing, it may require a high bandwidth of the internet at the sender and receiver sides.
The internet provides the facilities for downloading and uploading large volumes of files.
We need an FTP client program to upload or download files from a remote computer.
Telnet is the facilities on the internet through which a computer at a far distance can be used from another location.
By the use of Telenet, a remote computer can be accessed from another location.
The services of the internet are not limited to the above-mentioned points.
There are also many services which are given by it like:
Newsgroup: It offers a forum for people to discuss topics of common interest.
Gopher: It is used to search, retrieve, and display documents on remote sites.
Instant Messaging: It offers real-time chat between individuals and groups of people. Eg. Yahoo, messenger, MSN messenger, Etc.
Advantages of Internet
The Internet has made our lives easier and faster day by day by providing us with different facilities for communication and sharing. It is said as an online treasure trove of Information.
It shares endless information on any topic such as services, trade commerce, market information, latest news, education and many more.
We can use it to communicate with different people around us to make business, friends, and various other purposes. There are many advantages of using it. Some of the advantages of the internet are explained below
We can communicate with a person across any corner of the world using it. We can send emails and text messages through it. We can stay in touch with our family and friends with the help of social sites such as Facebook and Whatsapp.
In past, it takes days and sometimes media months to receive a letter from someone else. But nowadays with the help of it, we can receive and send messages within a seconds.
The internet gives everyone assesses to an endless supply of entertainment with access to watch videos, watch movies, listen to music and even play games online.
Games are available free of cost, chats rooms are available to discuss any topics and other tv shows are easily available.
Internet is the best way for gaining and getting online services.
With the help of it, we can easily buy, sell, or exchange products.
There are many online stores and sites that can be used to look to for as well as buy them using your credit cards.
Email is an online correspondence system.
Using it we can send and receive instant electronic messages, which are delivered instantly to people anywhere in the world.
The internet is a virtual sea of information.
Any kind of information on any topic under the sun is available on it.
People now work from home with the use of it. There are many works from home jobs available on the internet.
Besides this many other ways like making YouTube videos or Blogging are used to earn money online.
Disadvantages of Internet
However, for all its advantages and positive aspects, the internet has its dark and ugly side too. Although it has changed the way of communication and many more things which have uplifted the human living standard it also affects several things badly.
As we already know nothing in this world is perfect so some of the disadvantages of the internet are explained below :
Wastage of time:
Using the internet for a long period of time results in wastage of productive time. Nowadays people used give primary importance to it rather than others works.
Many of the people are engaged in it from early morning to late nights without eating and sleeping. They even don’t realize that it is using them not they are using it.
Computer virus :
This is a very challenging job that from any media like email, website, devices, immediately virus spread throughout the system which disturbs and slow our system and shut the computers.
It may delete all the data and information from our system.
As the internet connects all the computers to each other hackers can quickly identify what computers are vulnerable to attack by scanning millions of computers.
Hackers try to hack the important information and resources of an organization that causes a lack of information as well as loss of important resources.
Mostly by using information technology or the internet people share their personal life or other things on social media.
But sometimes by dishonour people or opponents, it may be broadcast within the same or difficult networking system which is the most disturbing factor of us.
Cybercrime has been defined broadly as a criminal act that has been committed using a computer as a primary tool.
With the help of it and computers, people may commit several crimes like:
- Theft of money
- Theft of information
- Theft of goods
- Theft of computer time
Addiction to the net is known to be the biggest factor contributing to the disadvantage of the internet. Once we started using it we cannot stop ourselves from using it.
It has controlled our life. At present, many people are becoming addict to it. For example when we enter in any hotels or any restaurant firstly we ask for internet connection. This shows that how it has controlled us.
If we use anything for a long period of time, it causes side effects. So, It also has many side effects.
The use of mobile phones, laptops to access the internet for a whole day without taking a single hour rest can cause a lot of health hazards like vision problems, back pain, obesity, headache, depression etc.
To solve this problem try to focus on more productive real-life activities like exercise or cleaning and balance this natural effect with away from social media.
Internet is that thing by which we easily got distracted for hours without realizing which could’ve been utilized in a more productive way.
Dangerous for children:
If children are allowed to use it then parents become worried if they are spending much time on the internet. Pornography and unethical communities are available.
So one can say that the internet is not a safe place for children because there are different tools available that can bypass ‘parental protection’. Also, children, who use it is becoming addicted to it which is again very dangerous.
In conclusion, the internet is one of the best things ever invented in humanity. The amounts of things you can do over the internet are extremely phenomenal.
It is an absolutely great tool to learn and communicate with just a click of the mouse. Its unrestricted accessibility, however, creates apprehension to young people who can access it.
It can expose these young minds to harmful uncensored videos or images that can cause various psychological influences, and over usage of computers can also lead to different kinds of physical and cognitive health problems.
It can be really helpful and entertaining, but those who do not know to control it will just experience its harmful and dark side.
If you are interested to know more about wireless media you can check out the given linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/internet
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