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Is the Internet good or bad?

Since internet celebrating it's 25th anniversary, lets see what happened behind this history.

  • How should you really feel about existence of internet and how does the internet affect your life?
  • Are there more positive or negative things about internet?
  • Does the internet improve our lifestyles, or does it destroy our traditional socializing?
  • How long and how often have you been you using internet?
  • Would life become boring without internet?
  • Are you addicted to using internet?

Let's talk about any or all of this questions and see how we really feel about internet and how the life would be without it. I would love to hear your opinions, so please comment.

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How should you really feel about existence of internet and how does the internet affect your life?
How should I feel about it or how do I feel about it? The way I "should" feel about it is to feel both happy, glad and pleased about it / for it. And at the same time, I feel I should feel both annoyed, sad and upset about it too. Why is that? Well because the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's made a lot of people a lot of money. So bully for them. It's also helped me make money too which has helped out and improved my life and even my lifestyle. But on the other hand, it's also been a bit of a time suck and got me facing my computer screen for 18+ hours a day sometimes instead of being out and doing things "outside". But that's not necessarily a bad thing! But it has also caused a lot of hurt, anger, heartbreak and distress for some people. Such as those that have been the victim of a scam or some MLM con and people that have had to put up with Trolls and the like or those that have lost jobs or even lovers and friends because of it that are seperated over a matter of opinion or through something someone said or done that was uploaded to YouTube and shared on Facebook etc...
Are there more positive or negative things about internet?
Good question! I would go with more positive things than negative things. It's like anything in life. There are always positives and negatives about things. But I would say that the Internet has done more positives than negatives. Because if it can be used as a tool for learning. And that same learning is by millions of people around the world. And that has improved their lives somehow. Then the positives will outweigh the negatives. And we're still early days yet so much more positives to come from it. But possibly a few negatives too. But hopefully more positives than negatives. So yeah.
Does the internet improve our lifestyles, or does it destroy our traditional socializing?
Yes and no. It's like saying guns kill people. No they don't! People kill people! Guns don't do anything on their own. So is the Internet to blame for destroying the way we traditionally socialize with people? Or are the people to blame? It's like saying how TV destroyed conversation. No, it didn't. YOU did. All you have to do is turn off the TV and then you can have a conversation again. The same logic can be applied to the Internet. The Internet itself is not to blame for a persons dwindling social life. The person is to blame! All you have to do is go outside and talk to people! But people prefer to stay in on their Facebook constantly checking peoples profiles and hitting the refresh key every 5 seconds. That's not right!
How long and how often have you been you using internet?
Since about 1999. On and off. But in the last 10+ years I've used it virtually every day. Actually, let me think... I can't actually remember a day in the past 10 years when I haven't used the Internet. There was a couple times when we had power cut or my Internet went down. But that happens less and less today. And then there's the time I went on holiday (a few times in fact). But even then I'm still usually in the hotel lobby or on my laptop/tablet or mobile checking my emails and things. There's no escaping it!
Would life become boring without internet?
No. In fact, I think life would become much much better. Imagine it. No Internet. Nothing to do at home. We'd be going out more. We'd be arranging more days out and more events. We'd be living much more active and social lives. So in fact, life would become more interesting and more fun to live. Thanks to the Internet, it's not that way.
Are you addicted to using internet?
Hey I can quit at any time! Yeah right!!! I'd like to say no to this one but let's face it, I can't go a day without using it. I have to check my emails and things each day and if I can't, I start getting itchy like I'm going cold turkey, like a junky needing his fix! Internetitus in its purest form! Except I wont break into someone's home just to check my emails LOL.




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Everett

I feel as if I'm being interviewed, so here are my responses to your questions:

How you really feel about existence of internet and how did it affect your life?
Pretty great. The internet or the WWW, or both is a very vital technology that is used worldwide, on many devices. It connects information to billions of people around the globe. It has affected my life positively because I can earn an online income via the internet/www.

Is there more positive or negative things about internet?
I would say there is more positive things about the internet. Surely there is always a negative aspect, but for the internet/www, the positive truly outweighs the negative.

Did it improve our lifestyles, or did it destroy our traditional socializing?
Yes, and no. It neccessarily didn't destroy our traditional aspect of socializing. I come to believe that it has enhanced it, because we can connect to people from all over the globe that we wouldn't be able to speak to. Plus, the cost of the internet is roughly cheaper than a long distance phone call.

How long and how often you using internet?
I've been using the internet/www since the late 1990s, and early 2000s. I use the internet now everyday for hours at a time.

Would life be boring without internet?
Yes, my life would be boring without internet, because I won't be able to enjoy my entertainment media as I do now. Netflix, and Hulu wouldn't exist. Can you imagine a world without Netflix & Chill? I can't.

Are you addicted to using internet?
Yes, very addicted. However, it's a good addiction. I know when to "log off" from the internet so it doesn't effect me physically. Such as eye issues, or even sitting for prolong periods of time. I normally take breaks to stand and walk around, or do a couple of exercises to get the blood pumping.

I would like for others to chip in, would be very interesting to hear others experiences. Is the Internet good or bad?




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anwebservices

Absolutely agree with all your responses. Also feel that internet did bring a lot of qualities to our lives. There is one thing which i logh at when i see it, it's a photo of cafe bar which says, we don't have wi-fi, talk to each other, and i also support that kind of traditional socializing with each other.




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Lynne

I will have to copy your style Everett Is the Internet good or bad?

How do you really feel about existence of internet and how did it affect your life?

I love the internet. I has completely changed the way things are done in the world. My sister immigrated to the UK more than 10 years ago and I miss her. Yet I can see her and talk to her all the time on Skype. I can see her little boy growing up by checking her Facebook profile.
Imagine a world where you had to send everything by post again instead of email? Oh no thank you!

Is there more positive or negative things about internet?

There are loads more positive things about the internet, by a long shot. I remember when I did projects for school I had to get my mom to take me to library so I could reference all the books I needed and I would spend the day making photocopies.

Yes there are some negative things about the internet but that can also be said of anything of this world. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

Did it improve our lifestyles, or did it destroy our traditional socializing?

Well it certainly changed how we socialize didn't it? I believe it can be a big negative here, it is just so easy for someone to become a hermit and just live an online social life. This is not healthy at all.

I still like to phone the important people in my life instead of sending an email or a Facebook message if I want to tell them something. Or even better wait until I meet them for coffee to tell them all my news in person.

How long and how often you using internet?

I started using the internet first for personal email. My first email account was a hotmail account. It was the in thing then, hotmail. I believe that was in 1999. When I started my first office job in 2000 I didn't have email when I first arrived there, but soon after the company started using email.

I now use the internet all day, every day. I work online.

Would life be boring without internet?

It would certainly be harder and keeping connected with friends and family not so easy. I would have to find some other work to do LOL.

But no I don't think it would be boring, in fact it might be more colorful and more intimate with the rest of the world. I would miss just looking up something I need quickly, like a phone number, address or a little fact about something.

Are you addicted to using internet?

Not the internet as such, no. I think I am more addicted to work and because I work on the internet I am using it all the time. If I worked elsewhere I think I would spend my time and effort there instead.




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bobjoehax3

How should you really feel about existence of internet and how does the internet affect your life?
I think of it as a fantastic tool.. It's a way to communicate with people I'd NEVER have had the means to reach otherwise.. It's a business platform, a phonebook, an AMAZING encyclopedia, a dictionary, a calculator (everyday!), a translator and so much more. It's many useful things. I'll admit that it's pretty dang entertaining, too. Is the Internet good or bad?

Are there more positive or negative things about internet?
I'd say more positive.

Does the internet improve our lifestyles, or does it destroy our traditional socializing?
Both. Socializing has changed so much. It kind of hurts my heart to see people not talking to each other in real life anymore, but folks have access to folks who they never would've been able to reach otherwise. Kids in England can chat with kids in Africa, very easily. That's some priceless social education.

How long and how often have you been you using internet?
Gosh.. I started my first email account and bought a big fat book simply called HTML to build my very first website on a plain text editor around the year 2000. I literally typed every letter of that code on something like Notepad. It was exciting. Now I use it everyday, pretty much throughout the day. It's the main platform for my work.

Would life become boring without internet?
If the internet stopped one day, I think there would be chaos and riots. A financial depression would surely ensue, since most businesses reply on the internet. It would be bad news. I think we're hooked.

Are you addicted to using internet?
Absolutely.

Thanks for the great topic! Is the Internet good or bad? I like the bulleted questions.




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danigo

internet has the positive sides, and also have the negative sides, so we must to carefully while we accessing the content of the internet, if it contains knowledge and good information we must learn it as more as we can, and neither for the negative ones,
actually the presents of internet did help us more ,with it our lives are easier and more practical




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procoder

How should you really feel about existence of internet and how does the internet affect your life?

Internet is the best thing invented in history, and I can’t even imagine what would we do without internet, and yes internet has affected my life only for good.


Are there more positive or negative things about internet?

Actually, I would never say something bad for internet, of course there are cons and pros but for me internet is only a positive thing, because as a freelancer I’m making enough income from internet, and many things that are possible these days would have been impossible without the internet, so it can't be a 'negative' thing.


Does the internet improve our lifestyles, or does it destroy our traditional socializing?

Yes i think it has improved our life and it's still making our life easier, but to be honest sometimes it's very annoying especially when you go for coffee with your friends and they are all with head on their mobile, and the only thing that you can do is to turn off that wifi lol ,also i was thinking to buy something that can block wifi waves lol

How long and how often have you been you using internet?

I started using the internet for the first time on 2004, and now I’m using it everyday.


Would life become boring without internet?

Yes, well.. i’m not going to imagine my life without internet, nope.. simply it sounds impossible to me, and hope it will never happen lol

Are you addicted to using internet?

I think I’m addicted more in what I do..freelancing, and since I’m spending all day working online ,so yes I’m addicted to the internet.




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EliteWriter

The internet is a major force, as it affects the way we communicate with each other, how many of us work, and even how we look and shop for products and services. It has helped people find their lifetime partner, and others get in touch with long lost friends. It has helped businesses being set up and flourish. The list goes on and on, and even though there are many who use the internet for negative things, I think that all in all the positive uses exceed the negative ones.


On a more personal note-
How long and how often have you been you using internet? - I have been using the internet for work daily for the past 8 years. Before I did not use it that much mainly just for getting in touch or entertainment purposes. But later on I started making more and more shopping online, and obviously freelancing.
Would life become boring without internet? - definitely - I would not be able to do most of the stuff that I do now, so I cannot imagine my life without it!
Are you addicted to using internet? - honestly I think I am as I rely on it a lot!




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ajlancer

Hi anwebservices thanks for your question and letting me know us for 25 anniversary. I think every things has good side or bad site. I mean merit and demerit. So, I never say everything is good for internet or bad. I think it is depend on purpose of using. This is very general word but so much importance. For me I used internet for profession job. I do not think anything except internet. I have been use internet for my earning. SO, many purposes people are using internet. I just said one example for me. On the hand, you may see many people misusing internet and addicted on watching pornography as example.

So, there has many good or bad things.

Regards by Ajlancer




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Corzhens

From my personal assessment, the internet is the best thing that happened to mankind in my lifetime. I was in the IT department before the digital age so I had seen the development of technology and the evolution of computers. Anyway, regarding the good and the bad, I would still say that the internet is 80% good and only 20% bad. And the bad is the undoing of people and not of the internet per se. Take the case of virus makers, scammers, trolls, and other negative characters that roam the internet, they are all creations of evil people.




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