The advent of the internet has caused a lot of changes in society today. Many people are spending a lot of time online. Technology has influenced lives in a massive way, dictating how fast things are done plus social behavior of individuals (Slevin 31). The internet, most importantly, has become essential to almost everyone in doing daily routines. It is no doubt the internet has changed people's lives enormously. Life has been simplified following internet access and most activities done online are more effective. All sectors of the economy are affected by technological changes, and it is apparent that no one wants to remain behind while technology is advancing. In this paper, I take the stand that internet has transformed lives in very positive ways because there is no life aspect which is not influenced by internet. However, problems associated with internet use are also existent, but the discussion presented below shows myriad of ways in which benefits outweigh the disadvantages. The range in development between countries is determined by difference in technology levels, mostly associated with internet connections (Miller and Daly 12).
To begin with, the uses of internet are several. It can be used either at home for individual purposes or in offices for professional uses (Fuchs 13). At home, internet enables communication between people while providing a lot of entertainment which is essential in personal development. For instance, websites like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube provide variety in internet use due to different elements found in each of them. It is, therefore, an effective way of spending time while at home because it maximizes on potentials. On the other hand, internet is used in offices for variety of purposes.
[...] Moreover, internet has enabled grouping and creation of ‘communities' (Simon and Hillman 33). Facebook, for instance, allows people to create various pages in which individuals who share common interests become members and share ideas. In addition, such online groups enable disable people, who are not able to physically locate friends, to communicate and share information (Simon and Hillman 33). This is made further simplified by the fact that there are no time limits or geographical constraints to communication through internet. [...]
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[...] However, disadvantages also abound, with main focus on social behavior of children. But still, such problems can be controlled and internet access by children minimized. All in all, the world is changing, technology is catching up with people at unimaginable rate, the concern is, would you or would you not allow internet simplify work for you? Works cited Alder, Phillip. Computer Championship in Indonesia.” The New York Times 16TH Oct. 2013: A2. Fuchs, Christian. Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age. [...]
[...] How internet drives the modern society The advent of the internet has caused a lot of changes in society today. Many people are spending a lot of time online. Technology has influenced lives in a massive way, dictating how fast things are done plus social behavior of individuals (Slevin 31). The internet, most importantly, has become essential to almost everyone in doing daily routines. It is no doubt the internet has changed people's lives enormously. Life has been simplified following internet access and most activities done online are more effective. [...]
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