The Internet has become a necessity for humans. Without the internet, life is not possible. Even for this article, you are using your mobile phone or computer connected to the Internet. And I have been able to access this article to you only after getting an internet facility.
What is the Internet?
The Internet is a web. Which is the world’s largest and busiest computer network? It is a modern system of information technology, which communicates through standard protocols of communication. The Internet is called ‘Antarjal’ in Hindi.
If you put it simply, the Internet is the only connection between computers in the world. When this network (Internet) is established, we become part of a huge network called Global Network, and we can get any information available on any computer connected to this network.
Every computer connected to the Internet has a different identity. This special identity is called an IP Address. IP Address is a unique set of mathematical numbers (e.g., 126.96.36.199) that indicate the location of that computer.
How does Internet Work?
Now the question is, how do we connect with this huge web? What are the ways of working on the Internet? How do computers connect to the internet? The truth is that computers on the Internet are interconnected, and this is similar to how our telephones are interconnected. We have to get an internet connection from ‘Internet Service Provider’ to connect our computer to the Internet.
Because ISPs are connected to the Internet. This gives us a way to connect to the Internet. When we get this connection, then we can connect our computer to the Internet. This connection is accessed via cable or wireless to your computer. When we are connected to the Internet, this process is called ‘online.’
In its early days, the use of the Internet was limited only by scientists sharing research papers and other information to each other. But gradually, the Internet continued to develop, and new technology was added to it. Whose present form we see today. Modern Internet has become a part of our lifestyle. Almost all our daily tasks are being done sitting at home through the internet.
At its inception, the Internet was limited to sharing information only. However, the current Internet has spread its foot in almost every field. From medical to the purchase of daily use of goods. Let us know about some major areas of the internet where the internet is used.
We use the Internet the most to connect with each other. Through the internet, we can send and receive messages to our loved ones anytime and anywhere quickly. One way to send messages over the Internet is e-mail.
Apart from the e-mail, through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, etc., we can stay connected with our fans in real-time and can see every activity of them with our eyes.
To Search Information
The internet was developed only because of it. Never before today was it easy to get information like this. But today we can get information from any corner of the world through the internet and that too in few seconds.
We can take the news from every corner of the world from home on our computer. Search Engines are used to search for information/information on the Internet.
The Internet is used as a means of entertainment. The choice in entertainment is unlimited. Through this, we can see and hear movies, songs, videos, etc. Those who are fond of reading can read their favorite author. Apart from this, the world of entertainment video games is open to us all the time.
There are millions of entertainment channels on YouTube. On top of which, daily comedy, poetry, romantic videos, film dialogues, videos made by native artists, songs, etc. are being uploaded. You can get full entertainment at no charge.
If you are fond of making videos yourself, then for this you start your own YouTube channel and make videos and upload them. Likewise, videos can also be created on micro-video platforms like Likee, TikTok.
This is called e-commerce. Through the Internet, the market can be viewed from home, and your goods can be purchased. Through this, you can buy your goods from the choice of sitting at home, which shop is there and what is not and there are many options for that item. Apart from this, information on popular fashion can also be collected.
Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm Mall, Myntra, Walmart, Alibaba, eBay are some of the popular online shopping marketplaces.
This is called e-learning. This area is growing rapidly. Today, through the internet, we can choose the college, school we like for ourselves by sitting at home. Apart from this, in which college our course of choice is available and all information about that course, such as course fees, course duration, etc., we can get this information on our computer.
Today the field of e-learning has developed a lot. We can read from the best teachers in the world sitting at home. And you can also take advantage of the convenience of studying by taking admission to the top universities of the world.
The Digital India program is an effort in this direction. Under which there is an effort to make government facilities in digital form accessible to the general public.
As a result of this, we see today that most government services will start being available online. You can avail of benefits from ration card, Aadhaar card to pension, and social security schemes.
Advantages of Internet
You must understand its importance by reading the use of the internet. Because the Internet has become a necessity today. And this need is felt due to the benefits we get from it. Which I am talking about below.
1. Through the internet, we can access various types of online services.
2. Important documents like Aadhar card, PAN card, ration card, the voter ID card can be obtained online.
3. Through social media sites, you can stay connected and interact with your family, relatives, friends, Kalidas. Also, you can share photos, videos of weddings, birthday parties, and any other events.
4. Small bills like electricity bill, electricity bill, train ticket, hotel booking, taxi booking, etc. can be dealt only through your phone.
5. Work like taking admission in the college, applying for competitive examinations, submitting scholarship forms, can be dealt with without going to the government office.
6. If you want to get information about a new topic, then the Internet is beating the library in this matter. On the go, you can find detailed information about any topic within minutes.
7. The Internet is a mash in terms of finding a new job. You can search for yourself and apply for millions of jobs in the blink of an eye.
Disadvantages of Internet
Everything has two sides. Similarly, the human being has benefited from the development of the Internet, so some of its disadvantages are also being revealed. Which are mentioned below?
Waste of time
If you go astray on the internet, you will know for hours. And your precious time will be spent while surfing the internet. And today, instead of spending time with friends, it is being spent looking at the waste on the Internet.
The Internet has become a basic need. But to fulfill this need, you have to lose your pocket. Only then will you get an internet connection. I think the internet should be free. What do you think about this? Please let me know by commenting.
The Internet is synonymous with independence. Therefore, access to the resources above is easy. The danger of cyber threats is always hovering over the Internet user in this accessibility cycle.
Loss of privacy
Today privacy is emerging as the biggest problem. People’s personal data is being stolen and sold. Which is very important to avoid. Because your personal data is your property while online.
A virus is used to take control of your computer, mobile phone, and other Internet-enabled devices. Which is not possible for a common user to avoid.
Burglary in credit/debit card
If you do online shopping, then you must use a credit card or debit card to make payment. But, hackers can steal their information and empty our bank account in seconds.
Lack of credibility
Anyone can share their information on the Internet. And it is easy to become a star overnight by creating videos and uploading them to YouTube. However, this is where freedom and accessibility are making the internet a garbage dump. Hence the lack of credibility hits the internet, and not every internet source can be trusted.
Diversity but not access
The Internet is providing a common platform to people all over the world. Therefore, a repository of information has become available in every region and language. But the tools (search engines) that access this information are controlling people’s thinking and are trying to make their own information and personal information available to them. This is true to an extent, but there is a quiet threat to the creativity of us humans.