The disadvantage of internet

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Nguyễn Thị Trà My 030433170133 Topic 5: The internet has made society less efficient, less informed, less healthy It is an undeniable fact that both computers and the Internet have become one of the most important achievements of modern society The web altered the pace of popular culture It made communication way easier by rendering information that is instantly accessible with less amount of cost and efforts In the past, Technologies would merge, leading to easy acquisition of knowledge, entertainment, news and interpersonal dialogue The internet was still a pipe dream Today the Internet strong grow, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture, commerce, and technology which driven by ever greater amounts of online information, commerce, entertainment, and social networking However, It can be argued that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages For some people, surfing on the Internet can become so addictive Users spend too much time on the computer surfing the Internet can also lead to ineffective working, an unhealthy lifestyle, hinder the reception of official information One drawback of internet is that it is less effective People spend a great deal of time doing nothing of worth which surfing the internet, facebook, There are 4.1 billion Internet users in the world as at December 2018 This is compared to 3.9 billion Internet users in mid 2018 and about 3.7 billion Internet users in late 2017 (Internet Statistics, 2019) Therefore, Young people are spending more time fiddling with playing online games, and sending messages on social networking sites A recent Cabinet Office survey found that the total time spent on the Internet with mobile or smartphones on a weekday was a startling 107.4 minutes a day, on average, a 50 percent increase from the 2010 survey (Kids wasting too much time online, 2014) A great deal of hours spent on the Internet is hours not spent reading a book, engaging in sports, talking face to face or enjoying the outdoors Outside activities help them develop creative, constructive and critical thinking habits, rather than developing an early addiction to phone usage It is clear that many users just concern with posting beautiful pictures, updating information, answering comments, chat on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and more on social network rather than focusing on their job Moreover, Surfing the Internet consume a large amount of money from company Businessess pay money for employees although they use internet to check email, banking, visit sports sites, pay bills, … in working hours which decrease employee productivity Research businesses shows that nearly two-thirds of employees spend work hours browsing sites unrelated to work a surprising percent of them spending more than 10 hours a week actively avoiding work online All of these wasted man hours add up, resulting in an average cost of almost $3,000 for employee each year Beside, a surprising finding is that, on average, workers spend hours or half the working day in order to handling emails (the internet is massive waste of time, 2015) Employees cannot work, research project with mind which always think about informations, images on internet Therefore, People should reduce spend more time to use the internet The most popular solution is to block certain website make distraction Moreover, Internet make users lack of knowledge about society With develop electronic media, people reach so much available informations resources on social network which lead to difficulty in knowing what’s real or fake For example, Fake news stories about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated the news towards the end of the U.S election campaign often outperforming real news stories and more popular than stories debunking them Having information and being informed are not the same thing, and they not have equal value In 2003, Marc Canter said: "Five percent of the populace (probably even less) can create The others watch, listen, read, consume I think one of the destinies of digital technology is to enable the other 95% to express their creativity somehow." (Having information and being informed, 2012) Clearly, there is so much falsified information out there that one of reason is the electronic media, internet websites in their competition for ratings looking for hits and visitors rather than the truth In addition, The Internet connect advertisers and marketers so informations and advertisings on internet are not completely exact and mislead consumers A new line of business product must be promoted on Internet to maintain its existence Therefore, companys pay a fixed fee per article, per view for advestising so they often have a decent following and attract potential customers As a result, fake businessess take advantage of opportunity to provide less quality products in market Uses of the Internet affect health problem, especially their physical and mental health People use too much computer time can increase depression According to the ONS, depression accounts for the third largest amount of missed work days in the UK about 15 million (Is back, neck and muscle pain hurting the UK economy, 2014) Time take part in social activities to interaction with their friends is decreased In a long time, They not only have lack of communication skill but also afraid of interact with human Scientists also administered selfreported tests to study how internet usage affects the students’ mental health “Individuals with internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms, problems with planning and time management, greater levels of attentional impulsivity as well as ADHD symptoms,” Van Ameringen added (Internet Addiction May Lead To More Mental Health Problems, Study Finds, 2016) For some people, Internet users use the virtual fantasy world to connecting with real people through the Internet rather than spending time with real people in their lives That’s a reason why the young tends to themselves isolate instead of bringing themselves together The young should decrease the amount of time spent online and get back to the real world in order to avoid depression and enhance social intercourse In addition, People see the computer’s screen too long which make eyes working so hard As people know that light from computer cause damage to the cells inside of our eye, and retinal cells produce vision “Blue light is so close to ultraviolet, which has been known to cause damage on the cells of the eyes for years now,” Bazan says (Here’s what happen to your eyes when you look at multiple screens, 2016) When users work with computer, they take regular screen breaks to give eyes the rest they need Moreover, Sitting at a computer and not moving for hours which lead affect the spine despite the right posture or wrong posture People sit in office who have the musculoskeletal highest rates Explains Prof Steve Bevan, director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at the Work Foundation "The more sedentary you are the worse it is for your health." (Is back, neck and muscle pain hurting the UK economy, 2014) Therfore, People need to change position throughout the day to avoid to have neck and back pain In the end, people surfing the internet through hours a day which waste of themselves time Employees take advantage of an opportunity to use internet in work hours which waste of financial company With a large number of websites and information resources, Users difficulty in discriminating between truth and fake Not only can users take too long to weed through in order to make a decision but they aslo affect their health Health issue relate to mind, body like depression, eyes, back pain In order to avoid harm from internet, users should reduce time in front of computer, go out so much to access real world Perhaps in the future, Internet will improve and develop function to meet the users’s demand which protect health, connect exactly information resources References Internet statistic, 2019 Internet stats and facts for 2019 Retrieved from https://hostingfacts.com/internet-facts-stats/ Kids wasting too much time online (2014, Apr 19) The janpan times Retrieved from https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/04/19/editorials/kids-wastingtoo-much-time-online/#.XDBux-o3vIU Denise Cheng(2012, October 23) Having information and being informed The New York Times Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/10/22/reading-more-but-learningless/having-information-vs-or-being-informed Mark Wycislik-Wilson (2015) The internet is massive waste of time Betanews Retrieved from https://betanews.com/2014/10/09/the-internet-is-a-massive-wasteof-time/ Mary Pascaline Dharshini (2016, September 19) Internet Addiction May Lead To More Mental Health Problems, Study Finds Medical daily Retrieved from https://www.medicaldaily.com/internet-addiction-internet-usage-mental-healthdepression-and-anxiety-398216 Mandy Oaklander (2016, January 11) Here’s what happen to your eyes when you look at multiple screens Time Retrieved from http://time.com/4171966/digitaldevice-eye-strain-screens/ Joe Miller (2014, February 25) Is back, neck and muscle pain hurting the UK economy BBC News Business Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/business-26338889 ... people through the Internet rather than spending time with real people in their lives That’s a reason why the young tends to themselves isolate instead of bringing themselves together The young should... and they not have equal value In 2003, Marc Canter said: "Five percent of the populace (probably even less) can create The others watch, listen, read, consume I think one of the destinies of digital... sit in office who have the musculoskeletal highest rates Explains Prof Steve Bevan, director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at the Work Foundation "The more sedentary you are the worse
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