Internet is a Global network of computers which may be server or client that Exchanges information. It can be defined is a “Network of networks’ which can be lined through copper wires. wireless connections and other technologies. This is the Worldwide Network of computers accessible to anyone who knows their Internet Protocol (IP) address.
Thus, Interest is the worldwide publicly accessible network of the interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using IP address. It is huge network that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and interlinked wed pages and other documents of the World Wide Web.
The internet functions via several major nubs throughout the World, where they connect and are able to connect to other major hubs. Primarily ordered and managed by the United states, a person sitting in one place that is connected to the internet can access servers anywhere else around the world that are also connected. Because servers are physically located throughout the world, this is why some websites are able to return information faster than others – a server in a nearby city does not have to send data as far as a server thousand of miles away.
Uses of Internet
Email: It is a communication service through which people can send digital message to an another. Through we can send texts, graphics, audio files, files, etc.
Social Network: The social network service is a service to unite a group of people who share their information, feeling and other activities. It provides facilities to connect and chat online, share views, share pictures and videos, share their status, and so on. Examples are, Facebook, Hi5, Twitter etc.
Discussion Forum: With discussion forums users can discuss about matters of different forum can post questions and others can send their responses. It is widely used in academ and software development fields.
Online journals and magazines: There are many sites on the internet. Which consists of 4.electronic version of many journals and magazines.
Online job: Through online job people can do work and get paid for that. With the use of
internet software companies can outsources their job to other parts of the world where
manpower is cheaper. This very beneficial for both company and individual involved
E-shopping: The shopping companies provide site through which shopping can be done. Thshopping sites contains list of products and information about the product regarding cost and type of product with mode of payment.
E-Banking, E-Transaction and E-payment: Various banking transaction like transfer of amount (fund), payment of purchases, and bills of telephone, electricity a bank statement surveillance etc. can be done through internet.
Advantages and Disadvantage of Internet
Advantages of Internet
a) Information on almost every subject imaginable.
b) Powerful search Engines.
c) Ability to do research from your home versus research libraries.
d) Information art various levels of study, Everything from scholarly articles to ones directed at
e) Message boards where people can discuss ideas on any topic. Ability to get wide range of opinions.
f)The internet provides the ability of e-mails. Free emails service to anyone in the country.
g) Platform for services like skype, for video conferences.
h) News, of all kinds if available almost instantaneously commentary on that news, from every conceivable viewpoint is also available.
Disadvantages of Internet
a) There is a lot of wrong information on the internet. Anyone can post anyting and much of it is garbage. b) Some people are getting addicted to the internet.
c) Pornography that can get in the head of young children too easily. d) Internet and television together of added to the more sedentary lifestyles of people which further exacerbate the obesity problems.
e) Internet has a lot of ‘cheater sites’ people can buy essays and pass them off as their own far
f) There are lot of unscrupulous business that have sprung up on the internet to take advantage
g) of people. Hackers can create viruses that can get into your personal computer and ruin valuable data h) Hackers can use the internet for identity theft.
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