Internet Internet is the latest development in the communication world and has changer the way of life in respect of communication. It has increased the pace of communication. Internet can be defined as the network of network that are connected through telephone lines, satellite or radio links. It connects thousand of computer users through networking and helps to explore for information and data and share global knowledge. Electronic commerce (E-Commerce) is based on the architecture of internet and helping business firms to do business with perspective stake-holders. It can be used for sending email, teleconferencing, video-conferencing, VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) calls, chatting and messaging etc. interne provides sources of any information and it is matter of few seconds to collect information relating to home and abroad. Private and public sectors are very much dependent to internet and without which life is impossible now a days. Advantages of Internet Internet provides a wide range of benefits and some of them are as follows: 1. Advancement of communication: the target of internet has always been the communication. Interne has excelled beyond the expectation. Our earth has become a global village due to introduction of it and now can establish global friendship to explore in a fraction of second. 2. Availability of information: Internet provides a vital source of information. We have search engines like google and yahoo where we can find about every subject like government law and service, financial matters, economic affairs, market information, education, educational and academic issues, new ideas and technical support. 3. Provide entertainment: Entertainment is another popular reason for which people prefer internet, games, movies, and chatting are available through internet and people love surf it for fun and amusement. 4. Access to service: Many services are now provided on the internet such as on line banking, job searching, purchasing and booking tickets, hotel reservation guidance and tips services etc. internet allows service at cheap rate overcoming time and distance barriers. 5. Basis for E-commerce: Buying and selling on the internet is known as electronic commerce or E-commerce. Every single product and service and be available at out door steps because of E-commerce and this possible across the globe via internet. 6. Downloading Software: This is the most happening and fun things to do via the internet. We can download huge game, music, video, movies, fun clips and other entertainment software from the internet at free of cost. Disadvantages of Internet In spite of providing a wide range benefits, internet is not free from the below limitations. 1. Theft of personal information: Culprit ca hack and steal personal information like name, address, credit and number etc. which bring financial loss to a person. 2. Spamming: It refers to sending of huge unwanted e-mail intentionally to destroy the computer systems. Such activity is harassment to the computer user. 3. Virus threat: Virus is a program which damages the functioning of computer systems. It comes through internet and can crash the total system on the sly. 4. Pornography: There are thousands of pornographic sites on the internet which can be easily found and can cause damage to the children’s mental life.
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