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The term ‘internet’ has come from interconnected networks. It is a global system of interconnected computer networks that is used to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks. It includes public, private, business, academic, and government networks linked by optical or wireless networking technologies. It has brought the world within our reach. The world is now defined as ‘global village’ only because of internet.
Internet came in the 1960s with the creation of ARPANET. ARPANET is the short of Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. It was a WAN technology to link different universities using packet switching method. In 1969 the first message was sent over the ARPANET. After closing the activities of ARPANET the term “internet” was adopted as the name of the network in 1990. On that period computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee also invented the World Wide Web. Gradually the use of internet expanded worldwide immensely with its different products and services.
Internet is a real blessing science. The chief advantage of it is its ability to connect billions of computers and devices with one another. It has widened our knowledge. In the field of trade and commerce, it plays an effective role. It also plays an important role in the field of education. Not only students and teachers but also business persons, economists, doctors, politicians, and other professionals can be benefited by using internet.
While some consider internet as a blessing others regard it as a curse because internet has a good and a bad side to it. Proper use of internet can bring welfare for human being in many ways. Again misuse of it can bring disadvantages. We should ensure the proper use of internet. For example, many cybercriminal have access to our finances. For better protection, we can use PC security software and to keep our operating system, Web browsers, and other applications up-to-date. People who spend too much time in front of computer at their homes are getting weaker. Sitting for a long time is also harmful to the spine of our body. Another thing is that in many cases internet can by addictive.
On the other hand we find that there is no sense of censorship in the world of internet. Our young generation can easily get pornographic images and videos through internet. As a result, their moral character is damaged. Many evil people also occur crime by using internet. The abuse of internet is hacking, cyber-crime, plagiarism, spreading virus and malware, software piracy, E-Mail spamming, etc.
The government of a country needs to take necessary steps to manage easy access to internet for the people. At the same time the government should also realize the bad effect of internet on the life of the people and introduce necessary law against it. Then the people of the country will enjoy the fruitful benefit of internet.