The Internet (aka World Wide Web) has made an enormous impact on the daily lives of people worldwide. It has changed the way many people communicate, learn and play.
Of course, like so many other things in today’s chaotic world, the Internet can be extremely complex. So, is the Internet a good thing or a bad thing? The obvious answer is a resounding “YES!”
Positive aspects would include the immediate transfer of information, business or collaborative research across continents, a method for families to keep in touch, the transfer of text, sound and video transferred worldwide instantly as well as sharing images and other data, networking, advertising, marketing, and a research and learning tool offering a vast library of data.
Negative aspects would, of course, include spyware, adware, Internet cookies, identity theft, viruses, online scams, and pornography.
If you want to enjoy the many benefits of using the Internet, you obviously must be willing and able to cope with the negative consequences as well.
It’s often been said that life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. The same holds true for the Internet. Use it to your advantage. Educate yourself. Learn the pros and cons. Protect yourself. Broaden your horizons.
The Internet will undoubtedly grow at an increasingly rapid rate. Will you? The choice is yours.