Name the good and bad things about the Internet.

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
November 2, 2006 4:48pm CST
The good things in my opinion are the ability to interact and make friends with other people in the world, keep in touch with family and friends in different states and countries, being able to make money from sites like this one, being able to shop online, play games, banking online and paying bills. The main bad thing I think is that it has increased criminal activity. It has given people other ways to commit crimes and hurt other people or businesses. Anyone have any comments or anything to add?
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@cmcc33 (72)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I met my husband online when it wasn't so cool to be internet dating! It was so embarrassing to tell everyone how we met. I tell you I was very nervous about meeting him in person after hearing about my sisters friend....this guy she know was chatting up a wonderful lovely blond and decided he was in love. He kept chatting and finally asked to meet in person. low and behold his gorgeous blond was male. Be so careful when online. The truth is that you don't know for sure who you are communicating with.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Very true that we do not know who we really are talking to online as it is easy for somebody to pretend that they are someone else. You have know way of knowing for sure who we are talking to online. Yes, be careful who we chat with online. Congratulations on finding your husband online. It is nice to hear nice stories like that. I tried dating online but it did not work out.
@macubx (11422)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
Good and Bad thing: Information is just around the corner
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Very good point. It is around the corner and is available to anyone. It works both ways, good and bad.
@oresal (1350)
• El Salvador
3 Nov 06
spyware its a terrible thing if u buy online u could end up with a huge debt the good thing is u can make money for posting these messages
• United States
3 Nov 06
The good things are...finding answers to questions you may have, finding anything you can really think of online shopping, you can keep intouch with people easier, you can work from home, and there are just to many positives to mention. As far as bad things about the internet, I can think of really only one...It get ADDICTING!! lol
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Yes, the internet is very addicting no matter what part of it you like the most. Instant messaging is very popular as well as emailing and just surfing the web.
• United States
3 Nov 06
Negative aspects: 1. Leads to macular degeneration 2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 3. Chronic mastrubation 4. Vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunlight 5. bad posture 6. anal presure blisters 7. forearm soreness 8. sleep deprivation Positive aspects: 1. Can get you laid 2. Can get you a job 3. Can get you just about anything
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Wow. I didn't know about all of those things. Thank you for that information. :-)
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Well, there are many good things. I Love being able to communicate and meet others online from all around the world. It also gives us a chance to keep in contact with family and friends from all over as well. Another good thing is to be able to play games, and kill some time. Also to be able to earn money online with an online Business, or from sites such as this, is another plus as well. Yes, the problems with Criminal issues online will continue as long as there is the internet. Main issue is Identity theft, and Virus's invading the Internet. The main thing is teaching all of the New people who are coming online all of the time, how to protect themselves from these Scams and Virus's.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Yes, we do need to educate all the new people coming online that the internet can be a dangerous place to be and we need to be careful what we share or do online. Definitely many good things about it too.
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Good things: keeping in touch with ppl I love, paying bills, being able to help my boys do research for papers, meeting new friends from all over the world, easier access to shopping. Bad things: stalkers, more identity theft happens, hackers, way too many ppl being taken in by scams
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Very true on your comments. Everybody has made very good comments about the good and bad things about the internet. Hard to believe so many people fall for these scams on the internet and email. I hear too many bad things on the news about people getting hurt. The good things outweigh the bad things I feel.
• United States
3 Nov 06
Good things are that you can make money and interact with family and friends all over the world. The bad thing is that there is a chance that you might get hurt by someone you meet on the internet.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I agree with you on your commment about the good things and the bad thing. You could set yourself up to be hurt. There are some sick people out there. I love the interaction among different cultures and people in different countries.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
3 Nov 06
The good thing about the internet is basically sharing of information, easier, quicker access to information that would take too long to accumulate otherwise, entertainment....... The bad things? Nothing, people can do bad things in life and on the internert, the internet is not bad, it is just shall we say medium? People can be good or bad, not the medium.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
It seems like we all agree about all the good things the internet has given us and some of the bad things as well. yes, people are always doing bad things whether in life or the net. Even without the net, people would be doing bad things.
@Stiletto (4584)
2 Nov 06
I agree with you about the good things - I just love that I can speak to people all round the world that I would never have "met" if it wasn't for the internet. Bad things I would say are the opportunities it presents for criminal activities and the sick people in society like paedophiles. Oh and spam - I hate spam!!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Nov 06
It is great being able to communicate with people all around the world. We would have not had this opportunity without the internet. I have made some really good friends through the years because of this. :-) Yes, i hate spam as well. It doesn't matter what you do to avoid it, it will find its way to you somehow. :-)
@camaroz28 (326)
• Italy
2 Nov 06
Good: freedom and equality, quantity of informations, communities and forums, distance reduction, online services like banking and trading online. Bad: scams, spam, it's attracting big companies interested in controlling it
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Excellent comments on both sides of the internet. I would say there are more good things than bad but we all need to be careful and pay more attention to what is going on.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I try not to dwell too much on the bad things.. The one bad thing that stands out like a sore thumb is the virus and hackers.. The good things.. how many people can interract and talk to one another ..email, discuss etc.+
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Yes, I try not to dwell on the bad things either. The hackers and viruses and worms and other crimes are there but there are many more good things about the internet than there are bad. I am grateful for the internet being created.
• Indonesia
3 Nov 06
bad thing: scam, cheat good thing: friends, make money
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@yogi23 (149)
• India
3 Nov 06
i get all information i need ...... there r more advantages than disadv. only disadvantage i see is that there lot of hacker, spyware, viruses.....etc which make internet harmful.
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