ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Internet & the Web

The Internet Taking Over Our Lives

Updated on July 31, 2013

The Advantages of the Internet

The internet, or the worldwide web as it is also popularly known, has changed our lives. Some say it has changed them for the better, while others would surely disagree. But hey, the same as with other things and inventions, the internet also has its pros and cons.

One of the biggest pros for me is the quickness of the internet. Let me explain, I am not just talking about the speed with which the highest speed internet operates and lets you browse the websites, I am more interested in the quickness with which one can easily find the information needed. You simple google what you want and in most cases you can find what you are looking for within seconds, or at least minutes.

Another great advantage of the internet is that you are able to speak or communicate with friends and family all over the world. And you do not need to pay enormous amounts of money to do so, you simply talk to them via skype or gmail chat. It is also a great way of getting to know new people all the time, if you are into that sort of thing, that is.

Huge advantage of the internet, at least in my eyes, is also that it offers additional way of earning some extra cash. Whether you are into writing articles, marketing or advertising products online, the internet has made it easier for you to earn some extra cash, without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Do you regularly use the Internet?

See results

What I use the Internet for?

I have to admit that I have become somewhat obsessed with the internet. Not a day goes by that I don't surf the worldwide web.

I use the internet for sending emails to my friends and of course work-related emails. I am not, or at least I am trying not to be, one of those people who bombards his friends with spam emails of kittens playing or old men farting etc. It is just not my cup of tea, I guess. I prefer to send emails that have some relevant information or a link to a movie or a nice music video.

Of course I love using the internet for meeting new people, chatting with new people, which is always fun and can also be pretty fascinating and interesting, since no two persons are the same. It is also a great way of getting to know new cultures and new countries, and hey, it is also a way of getting friends who will offer you a place to stay if you are ever to visit their country.

Like probably everyone, I also enjoy watching movies on the internet and listening to music. I think that music was one of the first factors that drove me to use the internet in the first place - some of you maybe still remember Napster?

I have recently started browsing the worldwide web for websites where I could publish my stories, my articles (ergo Hubpages) and I must say that I have really enjoyed this experience - so far.

Educate yourself about the Internet

The Disadvantages of the Internet

Along with all the positive things that the worldwide web has brought and given to us, there are also plenty of disadvantages of this amazing technological breakthrough.

One of the first disadvantages that comes to mind is of course safety. Although the internet has over the years become a much safer place for all of us, there are still quite a lot of glitches which are unsafe. Some people are still afraid of paying on the internet using the credit cards, since you hear a lot of stories of people getting their information and their money stolen via the internet.

Another disadvantage of the internet may lie in the fact that you never know what is true and what is not on the internet, since you never know who is sitting on the other side of your chatting screen, if you are chatting with someone, as you also never know which information, that you found on the internet is true and valid and which is not. But those are the risks that we all have to take into account when browsing the web.

Another con of the internet, which many probably will not see even as a disadvantage is that people just stopped reading and buying books. We are living in the age of technology where everything is available to us on our computers and Ipads, and people simply stopped caring for the written word.

Negative Effects of the Internet

Could you live a month without the Internet?

See results

Post your Thought on the Use of Internet in Modern Society

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      mbuggieh 4 years ago

      Does it really matter if we "socialize" and chat in person or virtually? The things that are being said today about the worldwide web and social media were said about the telephone.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)