The Internet is a global network that connects multiple devices (including computers, mobile phones, game consoles, tablets etc.) and forms a virtual world that allows people to communicate or exchange information with each other. There are different ways for users to communicate over the Internet, including electronic mails (e-mails), Internet telephony, instant messaging, social media, peer-to-peer file transfer or text and video chatting. The most known and widely used application of the internet is the World Wide Web (WWW) that uses the hypertext, which allows the user to access a large number of pages of information. The Internet has reshaped multiple services including telephony, television, newspaper, books publishing, personal interactions, shopping, and finances. However, certain aspects of the Internet can also have negative impacts on people's life.
Social Impact: The Internet allows people from all over the world (that have Internet access) to interact with each other. It makes the communication much easier and faster. However, not everyone has access to this resource at the moment.
Educational Impact: The Internet has brought the classrooms right in the homes of the students. It allows both students and teachers to use a large number of learning tools that provide a huge amount of information, such as digital libraries. It has enhanced the education process by bringing the classroom, students and teachers regardless of race, gender, age, language, or geographic location on a global platform.
Threats: On the one hand, there are many positive aspects related to the Internet. On the other hand, there are also many negative sides of it, which includes fraud and other crimes that are enabled by the visible and the invisible parts of the Internet.
Networks, Communication, World Wide Web, Social media, Digital information, Data transfer, Instant messaging, Video chatting
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