The Pros of the Internet
Unlimited Access To Information
Anything you could ever imagine can be found and learned about in detail on the internet. There are millions upon millions of websites that are dedicated to all different types of topics. This wealth of information helps people to understand better things that they may have never thought or cared about before.
Right along with the economic and financial aspects of the internet, entertainment has also been forever changed. Any movie, music, game, books, or software that you could think of is available right on the world wide web. It has completely shifted the way that we entertain ourselves.
You can Become Active in Anything you are Passionate about.
If you want to get involved in politics, the internet can guide you toward what you need to do. If you’re going to promote a local photography club, the internet can help you market it. If you have a business that you’re trying to grow, the internet can help people pay attention to it. You can follow, get involved, or criticize virtually any cause that someone has because of our connectivity.
The Cons of the Internet
The Internet can Become an Addiction.
Internet addiction is an impulse control disorder. It can cause some people to develop an emotional attachment to online friends, activities, or idea exchanges. This addiction can be so high that people become preoccupied with the internet, risking their jobs in real life and significant personal relationships for the chance to connect with others online.
Compromises Personal Information
Everything that you search or put onto the internet is entirely traceable to the person it belongs to. While this is used for crime prevention, it also much more commonly used as a means of gaining market data. If you search something about shoes, you will suddenly begin to see ads for shoe sellers on every website you visit, and even start to get ads from shoe stores in the mail. Much secure information is also put voluntarily into the cyber world, like bank information and social security numbers. Hackers can easily access this information and commit fraud and identity theft.