The Internet And Its Effect On Society

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We are living in a world where the Internet has become an integral part of our everyday life. Everything is at our fingertips through the Internet: school, work, business, personal, and so forth; that our society has made its usage almost mandatory. It has made everything easier and people today cannot even imagine how their lives would be without this genre of technologies. But, we cannot expect that something as useful as the Internet will not have adversely effects in people. However, in this technological era where the world is open to us as much as we want with just a touch of a button, the Internet has been more helpful than harmful to our society.
The Internet was created with a sole purpose: to research and interchange information. Today, the Internet has a variety of uses in societies worldwide. Its history speaks by itself: “It took to the radio 38 years to reach 50 million users, to the Television 13 years, but to the Internet only four years” (Smith). According to eMarketer, an independent market research company founded in 1998 and located in New York, today, Internet uses in the world are 3,000,000,000 compared with 750,000,000 users by 2003. As July of 2013 Internet users by regions were in Asia 48.4%; in North and South America 21.8%; in Europe 19%; in Africa 9.8%; Oceania 2%. The three Countries with a higher usage of Internet are China, United States and India (eMarketer). As a result, “The number of social network users around the world will rise from
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