USES AND ABUSES OF INTERNET
In the fast growing world of communication, internet is comparatively a new entrant but it has brought about a great revolution in the field of communication. In a very short span of time, it has linked together the whole world. In simple terms, internet means the connection of a large number of computers with one another, now, through internet, almost all the computers of the world are interconnected with one another. Seen in this context, internet has transformed the world into a global village in real terms.
Internet is replete with countless advantages. It has made possible man’s access to countless websites, informative programmers, scientific discoveries, global, political, and social, economic and cultural developments, world events and happenings, great libraries, treasures of knowledge, vast information and entertainment and much more. Then, internet is proving a low-cost source of chatting communication and exchange of ideas and information. Through internet, a student can consult great libraries and scholars, a doctor can learn about advancement is medicines and surgery; an adventurer can explore the remote comers of the world, a job seeker can observe job-advertisements and ambitious person can find his life partner also.
Unfortunately, the wrong and corrupt use of internet has also made it a great curse and nuisance. Many people use internet for vulgar chatting nude films and immoral programmers, in Pakistan, there is a mushroom growth of Net-Cafes and computer-centers where in specially designed private cabins along with young boys and girl, elderly people and small children too are seen busy in doing vulgar chatting and watching immoral programmers. This thing not only destroys their moral character but also wastes most of their precious time. Moreover, it is playing have with all our religious, social, moral and cultural values. Then, Internet is used to spread disinformation, rumors, sensational news, poisonous propaganda and computer virus. All this causes a large-scale harm. As internet has confined the people to four-walls, healthful activities like sports, games, social, gatherings, cultural activities, sharing of feelings, etc are vanishing away rapidly
Internet should only be used as a source of vast information, fast communication and positive entertainment. Its wise and proper use can make it a real blessing for one and all