The Internet is an exercise in hype

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Sudhanshu shekhar said:   1 decade ago
Internet is one of the revolutionary invention by the mankind. It has brought the world closer and being physically apart in no way means to be disconnected with anyone for years. Let's consider some examples-:.

A) With the advent of search engines we can search and download whole sea of information regarding any topic at our system. With the creation of online library we can see the best of the information available on the net regarding any topic which is bothering us. See right now I don't have to join any institution for GD topics preparation. I am preparing by giving my viewpoints on the topics on this site. A girl who scored good rank in IAS last year said that she did most of the preparation by browsing on different sites and collecting best of the information.

B) Any person separated physically from their family members can see using webcam and chat with them also. Imagine if your dear ones is living in foreign country like USA. The cost of calling will be too high for a middle class family to afford to connect to their dear ones from India. But through net we have to spend a minimal amount to talk and even see them.

C) Recently the revolution which started in Tunisia and spread across the middle-east is especially sparked by people communicating through social networking sites. The guy from Egypt who was central to the revolution movement was no aged leader but actually the young Google engineer. I still recollect that, way back in 2006 when orkut was popularised as a social networking site how I searched and knew about my childhood friends from whom I was separated for 8-9 years.

So, advantages are countless. Now-:.

A) Internet is the source of harmful viruses which can corrupt our sensitive and important files. Somebody can hack our Bank account and can take away all the money.

B) On the advent of youtube all the adult and informative contents are within our easy reach. But when you will visit these sites you will find some adult contents to be topping the most searched lists. It is spoiling our younger generation and they feel like an addicted to it. Even the unmatured childrens browse and view these contents which create an undesirable effects on their minds and finally they end up having some kind of pshycological disorders.

C) Terrorists hack secretive information from important sites. With the help of hacking only, the terrorists entered our high-security parliament also on 13th Dec 2001.

If anybody would have seen the Diehard 4 then they would remember how the terrorists controlled all the systems to capture over the entire security fabric of the country. They were sending bombs through net also!. It may be true one day.

So everything boils down on the use.

Now how can it be stopped? It can't be left on the person to use it wisely. The government should make the strict IT security policies and should create adequate infrastructure to deal properly with misuse. Banning of unwanted sites should be done and proper checks should be made to track appropriate person is viewing appropriate sites. We have to go a long way to realise all this. Then internet will not be an exercise in hype but it will always be seen as the agent of humankind transformation.

Deep said:   1 decade ago
Hello friends,

Yes I agree with this topic that the internet is an exercise in hype. Everyone knows that how the internet is useful in our life. Like our other basic need such as food, water, air, and shelter, Internet has also become our basic need of life. At present condition we can't do any work without internet. Internet is like boon on us. Internet has unlimited advantages such as:.

1. Internet banking: We can pay online to anyone at any time and from anywhere.

2. Railway ticket Booking: We can easily book and cancel our railway, bus, flight ticket from anywhere and anytime without standing in line.

3. Examination form: We can easily fill our examination form and entrance exams conducted by various institute and companies by sitting in home.

4. Online shopping: We can easily buy anything through online shopping by just sitting in home and easily pay our bills.

5. Job: we can easily find our favorite job by using internet only.

6. We can search anything which we can think within few seconds.

7. A student can study all of his subjects by using internet.

8. We can easily communicate to anyone through email and chatting.

9. We can easily see our loved ones through webcam from anywhere.

10. We can find so many ideas and new techniques for cooking food, for decorating house, new products launch and so on.

11. We can share our thoughts, memories and ideas through some social network websites such as FACEBOOK, TWITTER, G+ and so on and also we can connect to our friends and colleagues through these websites.

12. We can find any place and search it through Google map.

And there so many other fields in which we use internet.

Yes it is true that through internet cyber crime has been increased by some criminals like Cyber harassment, Cyber-crimes against all forms of property, Cyber-crimes against government. But only we can diminish it. There are some steps which should be followed to diminish these things such as:.

1. Everyone has to aware at every step when he/she is using a social network website.

2. There is no need to put our personnel and important thing in email or any website.

3. No one has to tell his/her password to anyone.

4. All the securities provided by websites should be enable.

5. Internet banking has to do carefully.

6. There should be minimum use of public computers for personnel stuff.

7. Government has to ban illegal websites and provide filters to the internet users.

8. There should be only one account of any person in any website.

9. Only one internet connection should be provided to each individual and its proper record should be maintained by the government.

10. There should be awareness program conducted by government In particular interval of times to fight against cyber crime.

I think these may help to decrease the cyber crime.

Ekta said:   1 decade ago
As all my friends have already discussed here, about internet being a hype these days. I would just conclude that I completely agree that Internet is a hype. It has changed our life in different ways and altogether.

I totally agree that Internet has moved in every corner of our lives.

Search Engines (Google, etc) -One can find details of everything, about a personality, famous singer, dancer, religion, lifestyle, geography of a place, wonders, tricks, books, current affairs, languages etc. To conclude its knowledgeable.

Websites:-One can learn a lot from websites, one can learn instruments like guitar etc, one can read books, see and learn about arts. Students can read the researches of all over the world, which was not possible before.

Webcam:-One can be in touch with their loved ones, with the webcams. One can see and talk to their loved ones ever if they are thousand miles away. And its economical than mobiles.

Banking sites:- Helps one to know about the bank policies, about the banks, their ratings, their variable interest rates, its profits, balance sheet, one can compare it with other banks, know their bank better, it also save their time and money through net banking.

Online shopping:- Just a click, and you can shop online, saving time and money. Delivery is done at home, again makes things simple.

Job Seeking sites:- Helps job seekers to get their desired jobs.

Online forms/ Exams:- This saves our time as results are published quickly, hassle free and more accurate.

Paperless environment:- Paperless environment makes world greener and saves wildlife.

Thus there are a lot of good things about internet.

Now the demerits are:-.

Security:- It is a major issue, Necessary action must be taken and strong IT policies should be framed.

Adult websites:- I believe its an individual choice about it. However, I am in favour that government should make strict IT policies for it.

To conclude that internet is a useful gift, if used in correct way and with few government policies it can come over its demerits also.

Anoop said:   1 decade ago
Good evening to all of you. I am Anoop. We are discussing about internet. In my opinion internet is a source of variety of information. We can't imagine our life without the use of internet. There are some pros and cons of everything. Same thing is applied to internet.

There are some advantage of internet that are very important to various sphere of life. That advantage are.

1. With the help of various search engine we can access various information in each and every thing such as. Information related to science, mathematics, history, geography, general knowledge, current affairs etc.

2. Internet is also useful for the communication. We can talk to our family member and relatives with the help of internet who are physically apart to us.

3. Internet is widely use in many fields such as banks for online transaction, in hospitals to preparing reports of patient, colleges for study, organization to relate their branch. And many more fields.

Despite of various advantage there are some disadvantage of internet.

1. Internet is source of unwanted virus that can corrupt our sensitive and important files.

2. There are some adult and informative information are easily available to younger that can create an undesirable effect on their mind.

3. Cyber crime is another cause of internet that can effect the country as well as individuals.

So the government should make the strict IT polices related to cyber crime. The unwanted sites must be banned. There must be adequate infrastructure to deal with the misuse of internet.

Nikitha said:   8 years ago
Hi friends.

Yes. Internet is part of our life. It has both advantages and disadvantages. When we talk about advantages yes it is making our daily life easier and time consuming. In every field we need internet like to search a job, shopping, banking, entertainment, etc and I want to tell that it is a source of knowledge. We can improve our knowledge. As we know now a days everything online. Online job, online exam, online application and also help to connect the people through Facebook whats app etc. communication is very important in our life. It helps to communicate with people through social media as I mentioned above.

And our young generation always want to change in their life they want go around world. If we ask our friends what is their dream definitely 70% of them will tell higher studies in abroad, want to settle in abroad. They have to leave their parents and go. But webcam helps them to keep in touch with their parents and friends. And it has got lot of advantages. So internet plays very important role in our daily life. Coming to disadvantages it depends on us how we use. Everything has one or more negative. As a human we are only not perfect. And how can we expect things to be perfect? So we have to use right thing in a right way.

Thank you.

Gangadhar said:   1 decade ago
Hi friends,

I am agree with you now a days without internet we can't do anything because it has more advantages, and as well as disadvantages. There is no 100% success in the society everything has some remarks but we have to overcome then we will becomes a good person in the society. The internet having more advantages like internet banking, online ticket booking, online registrations for the universities in the other countries, online shopping and so on. It will reduce our time as well as some times money and we get the results quickly.

We can easily connected with your friends, relations and we can share your feelings and thoughts with them so how can say it is bad. Internet is boon as well as bane we can use the internet both the ways it depends if we use in the proper way will get more benefits so it depends only. We can easily fine out the information what happen in the society and if some one wants e-books and some websites gives academic notes in many we can use internet.

In my point of view now a days internet is a boon to us because some critical solutions by using the technology only and while using the internet be aware on the websites and do not share our personel information to everyone.


Deepa said:   1 decade ago
As we know that everything has some positive side as well as some drawback also. Same thing is applicable for internet also. Nowadays we can't think our life without internet, whatever think we need everything is available over here.

People who are knowledge seeker they get knowledge through this, it's a very unique options for house wives to cook various delicious food through internet, even we can contact with friends, family members through some social sites, specially we can get various news regarding everything from this.

Even jobseekers also get various information regarding job openings and all this type of beneficial news. There are some matrimonial sites also through which people can find out their soul mates. If we count the blessings of internet it will never end,its endless.these are all its posituve sides,as i told earlier there are some negative side also.

But we should always seeker of good things,so that can gain a lot of knowlegde ,as whatever may be the drawbacks, there are a no of blessings also.So it depands on people how they want to use it, but if they use its advantages only i am very sure that human generation will reach the acme.

Mithuna said:   2 weeks ago
Hello everyone!

I like to start with a proverb that every coin has its two sides.

Likewise, the internet has both pros as well as cons.

But, I would like to concentrate more on which impact more. In that way, I initiate my thoughts by supporting the internet in today's era.

The word internet refers to an international network. It is clearly visible how far we have come from earlier generations to the modern generation through the use of the internet. Internet is used in many sectors like communication, banking, health, economics, education, technology, politics etc. During covid-19 pandemic times, people were not able to gather in public places and it resulted in a negative impact mainly in the education sector. At that time, students were encouraged to attend their classes by means of virtual education which was mostly helpful in filling the education gap among the students. We can able to gain vast knowledge by accessing e-articles, e-books, online courses etc.

Thus I am concluding by saying that the Internet makes things faster, simpler, easier and much more comfortable.

Thank you!

Shilpa Menon said:   8 years ago
Hai everybody, I am Shilpa Menon, 3rd year B.Tech student. My topic for today is Internet.

Internet has become an inevitable part of human life. It plays a very important role in our society. Internet has been perceived to be of several dimensions to its users. It is a medium of communication between remote users, a mechanism to share information, a means of publishing information globally and a near-exhaustive repository of information.

Internet is actually a sea of information. Anything and everything is accessible with the help of internet. It has many advantages like e-commerce, internet banking, railway ticket booking, online examination and so on. Just like a coin has two sides, similarly internet has disadvantages too. It opens a door to cyber crimes. People become lazy sitting too long in-front of computers. Addiction to internet is another drawback.

What I would like to share with you is that, everything has its positive and negative sides. Utilize its positive side to its maximum and never gets distracted by its negative side.

Wishing you all a good day.

Thanking you.

Chandan said:   9 years ago
Internet is a way forward. We are the group of people who need everything at hand. We don't want to go to shops any more, we don't want to stand in long queue, we want everything to be quick, efficient and effective. Internet have provided us all this.

Yes it has become a hype. Internet has given us a whole new world of possibilities. Our way of doing thinks have become more smarter. Most powerful tool it has given us is the ability to share information and ideas. By learning from these information we better our self for the brighter future.

Another amazing thing that it provides is connectivity. Whole world is at one click of a mouse away from us. Something bad happens in any part of the world, we show our unity through internet. We share our happiness through it.

Off course nothing can be perfect. So it also has its disadvantages. Cyber crime has increased rapidly in recent years. Not all information available on internet is productive. But in comparison with its positive aspect its very less. Its in our hand how we use internet, productive way or destructive way.

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