The world today is very different from that of fifteen years ago. This
difference is largely due to the Internet. The Internet is a true wonder of the
modem age. It allows us to connect to others around the world. In order for us
to use the Internet effectively, we must understand its advantages.
all, the Internet allows us to access information from around the world. It is
better than any printed encyclopedia. The information is always up to date and
easily found. There are many websites that one can visit to gain information.
The websites range from general databases like Encyclopedia Britannica and
Wikipedia to more specific resources like the Mayo Clinic website which provides
a huge library of medical information.
Furthermore, the Internet enables us to communicate with people around the
world easily and quickly. Formerly, we could only send mail through the postal
service. We also used to have to rely on expensive phone calls to communicate
with people in other countries. Thanks to the Internet, we can now use free
e-mail services like Hotmail to send letters and messages. We can also speak to
people anywhere in the world using Internet chat software like Skype. Even more
amazingly, the Internet lets us talk to a few people in full video at the same
time as though everyone were in the same room.
Another advantage of the Internet is that it allows us to find new friends
and social groups. Before this, I would have few chances to get to know people
beyond schoolmates and neighbors. Today, I can meet people who share my
interests on online forums and social groups. For example, I can join special
interest groups such as ChessCube to meet others who share my interest in chess.
This would not be possible without the Internet.
In conclusion, I would like to state again that the Internet is a marvelous
tool that has many advantages. It allows us to get information easily, to
communicate with people around the world conveniently and to meet new friends.
Life is better today thanks to the Internet.