The term internet was practically anonymous to most of the people. And today internet has become the most ever powerful tool for man throughout the world. The internet is a collection of various services and resources. Although, many people still think e-mail and World Wide Web as the principle constituents of internet, there is lot more in store than e-mail, chat rooms, celebrity web sites and search engines. Internet has great potential and lot to offer… however, like every single innovation in science and technology, internet has its own advantages and disadvantages. So There are so many effects the internet has had on our society both negative and positive.
T.S=today I am going to inform you about the negative and the positive effect of internet use also I will mention some statistics
Statistics;- A 2008 study conducted by the Semen Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA found that middle-aged and older adults who spent time browsing the web not only boosted their brain power but also could help prevent cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia later on in life.- According to the latest research presented in a special issue of Developmental Psychology Between 75 and 90 percent of teenagers in the United States use the Internet to email, instant message (IM), visit chat rooms and explore other sites on the World Wide Web. - According to safe families website Statistics on Pornography As of 2003, there were 1.3 million pornographic websites; 260 million pages
-According to a recent Jupiter Media Matrix report, the at-work usage of standalone media players in the US increased by 34.9% between January 2000 and January 2001, from 11.6 million to 15.7 million users.
Positive effects ;
1-Wealth of Information; The Internet is an incredible tool to use for homework assignments or projects. If you need to research information for a paper or essay, there are a number of excellent resources found on the Web, such as the Internet Public Library or one of the many online encyclopedias.
2-Internet Based Entertainment; The Internet will allow you to take advantage of many forms of entertainment. The Web hosts a series of entertainment services such as YouTube to watch online videos posted by people around the world, MySpace to interact with friends and family online, and also RealPlayer to enjoy your favorite music, movies or photos
3-Communication: Now we can communicate in a fraction of second with a person who is sitting in the other part of the world through many application such as e-mail, Skype and Gmail etc.
4-Services ; Many services are now provided on the internet such as online banking, job seeking, purchasing tickets for your favorite movies, guidance services