The advantages and disadvantages of using the internet

Internet is used all around the world and is now an important part of our life. It is used for work, homework, fun, etc. Back in the day, when you used to go to the library to do research, now you can do it right where you’re sitting with the help of the internet. Nowadays, many people don’t have time to do anything that takes time, which is why the internet is handy. It can help you get your work done immediately. If not immediately, then it would most probably do it faster than it takes without it. And of course, when you are bored and have nothing to do, you can always play games. You played the board games when you were younger,  you played the card games with your friends, wrestling games, sports, makeovers, dress-up games, all sorts of games can be found online. All you have to do is google it. You can also use social networks and connect with people. There are social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Myspace and many more. They all have different purposes. Twitter is like a virtual diary, Instagram is like a virtual photo album, Facebook is basically anything.

All this talk about the internet can make a person think that its all good and harmless, I mean, how could it possibly be bad for us? Truth is, too much of anything can be bad for you. It is addictive. Back in the 90s when it was a new discovery, an average person surfed the internet for 20 minutes. 7 years ago the average was 3 hours a day. Now, it is 6-10 hours a day. There is a joke about the end of the world, people say there is going to be a zombie apocalypse, but in fact, technology is zombifying us. We don’t have to be predators to be zombies. We are so distracted by internet that we are losing face-to-face contact. I’m not telling everyone not to use it, I am warning you not to overuse it.

I, myself, use the internet almost everyday. I use it for homework and to talk to my friends, but I don’t necessarily use it all day, everyday! We have to keep everything in balance. Perhaps you can go outside, or read a book, maybe even learn to cook. In other words, don’t spend the whole day surfing the internet, give yourself a rest from it. Imagine there was no internet, what would you be doing now?


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