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Positive and Negative Impact of the Internet in Your Life

Definition of the Internet

The Internet can be defined as a computer network that links billions of devices, though the definition of the internet can vary person to person as according to their need. Impact of the Internet in Your Life.

Impact of the Internet in Your Life

Now everything has some positive and negative effect imputed to it. Before starting impacts of the internet lets a have a look at some data related to the internet.

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Statics related to the Internet

  • The number of users: The number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013. The first billion was reached in 2005. The second billion in 2010. The third billion in 2014.
  • The numbers of websites: There are over 1 billion websites on the World Wide Web today.
  • Google search terms statics: More than 40,000 search queries every second on average, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.
  • Tweets related data: Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter, which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year.
  • Internet users by country: China has most internet user followed by India.

*All stats are from internetlivestats(source/credit).

Impact of the Internet in Your Life

Now, How the Internet has affected the lives of a human being positively and negatively?

Positive Factors:

The internet has provided a lot to today’s generation, it reduced the distance between people by social networking also the speed of transmission of information by email, there are more positive factors of the internet,

  • Networking: The Internet has given something to us which reduced the distance, people miles away are now just some clicks away. Email is the best example for this.
  • Online Shopping: Internet provided us an easy way for shopping, by using the internet we can anything on our doorsteps.
  • Reviews: Now using the internet we are able to find reviews of the different product before using it.
  • Planning trips: There are many different websites which help us in planning trips.
  • Know different culture: Now using the internet, we can explore different culture across a country and the world.
  • Read books: The internet provides us different sources for eBooks.

Impact of the Internet in Your Life

Negative Factors:

The Internet has negative factors as well,


  • Relationships are virtual: The internet has somewhat changed the definition of relationships, friendship is mapped with likes and love got hurt by ‘last seen’.
  • Messaging is preferred over real talk and meeting: The internet has reduced the real conversations and meeting, people celebrate the festival by just sending text messages.
  • Time-consuming:  Using the internet for non-productive works is only time waste.
  • Health Problem: More internet means more time near to desktop screen or mobile, and it leads to eye and brain problems. Indirectly the internet affects the human health.
  • Pornography: The young minds of children will be corrupted through their exposure to things which are reserved for adults
  • Misleading information: The Internet has a lot of wrong information; because people circulate the wrong information without authenticating on the internet, sometimes it leads to serious events.
Satyam Prasad Tiwari
A coder, who is enthusiastic about writing.


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