The Dark side of the internet

February 21, 2007 5:55pm CST
Without doubt, the internet is a great discovery that have provided a great breakthrough to millions of people the world over. But,the anonymity on the internet is a cause of concern.You can be a whole different person with different identities because nobody knows you.You can brand yourself to be who you want rather than who you are.This potential abuse is of serious concern in marketing online because many people come with different product that at times you get confused cos you do not know how real they are.Are there any measure on ground to reduce and prevent this potential abuse? Let us reason together.
2 responses
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
When the internet came about, one can be very sure that it was with the best intentions. It was meant to make the rate of communication really fast where the entire world may avail of at minimal cost. Now, ways to make use of the internet has become extremely varied, what with one's limitless imagination and innovativeness. Most of us have availed of various services being offered by people and businesses through the internet. The danger though is high. Knowing that to be able to pinpoint the culprit if they are doing their wares on line, becomes time exhausting and quite intricate to go about, a lot are into it with their scam businesses. I really do not have any idea as to how to go about this in order to curb the practice. Perhaps Microsoft must come out of a way to enable anyone to pinpoint and locate these internet users immediately, questionable or not. There must be a way, too, to deal with all those very undesirable hackers which appear to be coming from everywhere in the world. The IT programmers, developers and designers (however they may call themselves) would better be into this by working ways to address the growing problem.
• Nigeria
27 Feb 07
You are very correct. Something must be done about those IT Guru that use their knowledge to perpetuate evil acts.
@itgalary (633)
21 Feb 07
Main disadvantage of net is its misuse by children and yougsters