The Internet and Me

“It has brought us together,
And our quest for knowledge countless.
Despite our earnest daily wishes for better,
Yet we yearn for more of interesting adventurous phases.

Giving us succor
Yet with some regrets
May be we are misusing
We should know the consequences
And if we don’t, then we are blamed in regret”

_Sams.

Learning is life and the internet helps you to explain the whys. I need the internet just as it needs me!

The Internet, sometimes called simply “the Net,” is a worldwide system of computer networks – a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the ARPANet. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to “talk to” research computers at other universities. It has metamorphosed into a place where we can connect with people all around the world, share ideas, learn new things, post our findings, and spread the word about important topics.

Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative and self-sustaining facility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the total resources of the currently existing public telecommunication networks. Technically, what distinguishes the Internet is its use of a set of protocols called TCP/IP (for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). Two recent adaptations of Internet technology, the intranet and the extranet, also make use of the TCP/IP protocol.

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“Without the Internet, I would not have been able to begin my journey with animation. Animation is not only something that I love, but it gives me a voice. And through that voice, I have the opportunity to make a difference, and even change the world.” Carly J.

According to the statista portal, the number of Internet users worldwide from 2005 to 2016, gives information on the total number of internet users as of the most recent reported period to be 3.5 billion, up from 2.21 billion in the previous year. Daily people get informed either positively or negatively while using the internet and the statistics keep increasing. The internet is the world’s largest dictionary, so people tend to visit it for different reasons.

The Internet is an amazing world of learning and unlimited knowledge. Users are open to new ways of learning, playing games and meeting new people, but at the same time they are exposed to a world of dangers. Instant messaging, chat rooms, emails and social networking sites can also bring trouble – from cyber-bullying to gambling, to inappropriate material and even exposure to sexual predators.

The huge role the Internet and social media now play in our lives as we live is vital. It has put food on the table of a lot of persons who engage in it as a way of making legitimate money. Although care has to be taken to avoid being a victim of its use. Stories of how innocent people have been maimed, defrauded, initiated, kidnapped and deceived have been heard over the years. Care has to be really taken in our daily usage.

Internet instant chat services and blogs were the forerunners of what we now call “social media.” Today, not only are there a myriad of blogs and websites that focus on different topics. you can open a Twitter account and, in almost no time, find yourself talking to people from all over the world—in real time—about living with it. Twitter isn’t the only social media platform out there, of course. FaceBook (and Facebook Messenger) is another excellent place to connect with others. And let’s not forget Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Skype. Because of the Internet, most people don’t feel isolated and alone anymore. People who use the Internet are much better informed than those who do not. So I would advise you to use it to your advantage wisely.

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“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.” Steven Spielberg

Remember this;
Be in charge of the opportunities you find yourself lovingly and humbly. Live without fear nor hate. Explore the best and portray your acquirement from the internet for your use and the benefit of humanity. We don’t need to allow the internet to control our lives. We should be in charge and set our limits.
The internet is a creation by humanity for humanity and with humanity. Use wisely!!

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