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Debate Score:170
Arguments:67
Total Votes:216
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Is the internet a good or bad thing?

is it good or bad

Good

Side Score: 83
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bad

Side Score: 87

The internet has brought great access to free information to all people.

Side: Good
lokeshram(5) Disputed
6 points

although it brings great access we become lazy not doing any work and sitting in the same place surfing alltime.

Side: Bad
6 points

I think that you are confusing lazy with technologically advanced. As we become more technologically advanced, leisure becomes more part of our lives. It doesn't mean we are lazy, society is shifting from hard labor to soft labor.

Side: Good
4 points

it can give information about world to right? so the Internet is good for all people in the world.. such as blogger,youtube,twitter or more page that can help us...

Side: Good
1 point

the internet is good because it helps people to get attached to reality and also helps them to flow with the progress of the world.

Side: Good
5 points

It is good because there are some good information on some internet sites

Side: Good
1 point

As we become more technologically advanced, leisure becomes more part of our lives. It doesn't mean we are lazy, society is shifting from hard labor to soft labor. It is good because there are some good information on some internet sites. Good Sugar is also harmful if you use it in the wrong way. A piece of thread lying on the ground can kill you if used in the wrong way.

Side: Good
4 points

The internet unites the world.

Side: Good
3 points

Its a good thing because there is a lot of information that are really helpful for information, also you can communicate with people around the world with other people and you can play video games and so time look up inappropriate stuff that I think shouldn't be looked up.

Side: Good
3 points

Internet is good because from information to entertainment it has everything.Those who support bad are mad because they supported intenet is bad but they themselves surf on internet.We can read books online and play games and liokes so i su;pport internet is good

Side: Good
2 points

Sugar is also harmful if you use it in the wrong way. A piece of thread lying on the ground can kill you if used in the wrong way. Internet can do harm ONLY if you use it in the wrong way. The invented Google, Yahoo, and yes, the involved all the adult sites but they also invented the self-search mode. How many people have bieng helped by the internet? How many charity services done?INTERNET CAN BE CONTROLLED!

Side: Good
2 points

you can use the Internet for good things like looking up impoartant information you can also use it to learn stuff I think they should take out all the bad stuff that on the internent so we don't have to worry about kids doing bad stuff on it so they can do whole bunch of good stuff like learning and foe education reasons

Side: Good
2 points

a knife can be used to make good food or it can be used to kill. so the internet is good or bad depends on the way you use it good or bad the choice is in your hands whether to create or destroy.

Side: Good

The Internet allows people from All around the world to communicate. Also the Interent creates several Million and Billionares. If it wasn't for the Internet, the world will be freaked up.

Side: Good
2 points

Firstly, the internet can let a person to communicate with people in virtually any parts of the world through the internet or e-mail, without having to leave his room. E-mail allowed peoples to communicate with minimum of times. It is now possibles to send a message to any parts of the world through a simple e-mail address and the message is delivered in matter of seconds. Every companies is using e-mail in business. The convenience of e-mail has allowed businesses to expand and communicates with their vendors and customers located all over the world in records times. Personal communication has also become more easier thanks to e-mail. Chat rooms, video conferencing are some of the latest additions in this technology and these have allowed peoples to chat in real time. Besides, there are a lot of messengers services in offering. With the help of such services, it has become very easy to establish a kind of global friendship where you can share your thoughts and explore other cultures. The internet also allows people within an organization to easily communicate and share informations.

Second, information is probably the biggest advantages that internet offers. Internet is a virtual treasures trove of information. Any kinds of information on any topic under the sun is available on the internet. The search engines like Google, Yahoo are at your service through the internet. There is a huge amount of information available on the internet for just about every subjects known to man, ranging from government law and services, trade fairs and conferences, market information, new ideas and technical support, the lists is simply endless. We can uses these search engines, websites dedicated to different subjects and large amount of articles and papers are available for perusal in a matter of a few seconds.

Forums on a number of sites allow peoples to discuss and share their thoughts and informations with others located at different places all over the world. Whether this information is the latest news happenings in the world or information about your favourite celebrity, everything is available at your finger tips. A huge cache of data is available on the internet on every single subjects. With this storehouse of information people can not only increases their knowledge bank but can do so without wasting their time through traditional means such as visiting libraries and conducting exhaustive research. With internet, students can save their times to search for information and using their time to do other works.

This is particularly relevant for students who can use this wealth of information for their school projects and also learn new things about the subjects they are interested in. In fact this internet is for many schools and universities that are now able to assigns projects and work to the students and follows their progress which can be easily posted on the school or university internal websites. Online education has grown at a very fast pace since internet allow the development and uses of innovative tools for imparting educations. University’s students and lecturers can communicate through internet. Besides, some universities are also offerings far distances courses to make study become more inefficient and convenience. Internet become a gateway for those who wants to learn but cannot afford the living fees at foreign countries.

Thirdly, entertainments is another popular reasons why many people prefer to surf the internet. In fact, the internet has becomes quite successful in trapping the multifaceted entertainment industry. Downloading games or just surfing the celebrity websites are some of the uses people have discovered. Even celebrities are using the internet effectively for promotional campaigns. Besides that, there are numerous games that can be downloaded for free. The industry of online gaming has tasted dramatic and phenomenal attentions by game lovers. The internet has also revolutionized the entertainments industry. People nowadays no need to go to a cinema hall to watch your favourite movie. Instead of watching movies at cinema now have companies offering their services where you just can downloads or order your favourite movie and watch it with a fast internet connection. Besides that, you also can download other important software or your favourite music in a matter of few minutes. There are a number of shareware programs that allow you to share and download your favourite music and videos. The internet also allows people from different cultures and background to connect with each other. Internet gaming is a huge business and allow enthusiastic gamers to compete against each other in games even when they are located far apart. Likewise dating has also allowed people to find their prospective soul mates.

Through the internet, shopping has also got a complete makeover thanks to the contributions of the internet. You have many website selling a varieties of products online and one just need to select or bid for the desired product and entire financial transactions can be conducts through the internet. E commerce has got a facilities because of the internet and entire global business deals can be conducted over the internet. Transfer of money is also no longer a times consuming job and with just a click of a button you can easily transfers funds to any place you wish. Some of these services of courses come at a price. The internet has made life very convenient. With numerous online services you can now performs all your transaction online. You can books tickets for a movie, transfer funds, pay utility bills, taxes etc, and right from your home. Some travel websites even plans an itinerary as per your preferences and take care of airline tickets, hotel reservation etc. by using internet, consumers can compare the prices of product before making decisions to purchase.

People who believes that impacts of internet on students is positives said that internet help students by providing them the handy material and resources for their studies. It is a big reality that now students takes a lots of help from internet. Students have any problem regarding their studies or their daily life they can finds lots of solutions of that problem from internet. There they can find out articles of scholar and other professional people which would be helpful for them. They can take lectures from different academics on different topics.

One of the most important benefits of internet is that students can earn from internet through bloggers. Students can take interest on earning through internet. It would be a great source of income for them and also it would provide them a big experience of writing. The students who are interested in media and wanted to be a writer in the future must do this work. This would increase their professional skills which would lead them towards great future.

Students can also use internet for the social connectivity and there are lots of social media websites which mostly students use for social networking. Such as Facebook, Twitter, Weibo etc are the famous social networking site. Students can contact themselves with the foreign students and discuss them on different issue to enhance their skills and knowledge. By using internet wisely, students can get many information to enrich their knowledge.

Side: Good
1 point

Internet is good because it can teach us the good things such as video in you tube or we can search things that we need in Internet..

Side: Good
1 point

it can help me to do my homework and solve my problem that I can't do with myself.. so i search Internet to solve the problem and search Internet to find out essay that teacher ask me to do...

Side: Good
1 point

I say Internet good because it can improve my grammar...such as google translate.. we can learn from mistake...so..Internet is very good...

Side: Good
1 point

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sides of the Internet

The amount of people that have used the Internet has grown 572% from 2000 to 2010. What would the world be without Internet? It is only been 20 years since its creation but yet it has affected society immensely. Internet has had both a positive and a negative influence on society. Due to the significance of both influences, Internet cannot be seen entirely as good or bad, people can only have strong opinions on the matter. In this paper, I will be discussing both the positive and negative aspects that Internet has in society. Before explaining all of the benefits to society the Internet has had, let us start with showing that there is a good argument that the Internet has had a negative impact on society.

Skeptics will argue that the Internet is not beneficial to society because it limits face-to-face interactions,

Side: Good
1 point

we can cooperate with each other..work finish faster...fill our time with useful things...equal responsible to be shared both males and females..

Side: Good
1 point

internet is a good thing

people can sit at home and find a lot of info

Side: Good
1 point

internet is a good thing

people can sit at home and find a lot of info

Side: Good
1 point

I think that the Internet is a good thing. Lets talk about education for instance. Students can use the Internet to obtain free research information for reports, homework, and projects. They will become smarter students and ultimately help the world of inventing new things and preserving mankind.

Side: Good
1 point

I think it's good due to the plethora of information one has instant access to. I can get instant news, weather, information, videos, communication, all with the click of a mouse.

Side: Good

The Internet is good because anyone can peruse an endless stream of knowledge with their fingertips on the Internet.

Side: Good
1 point

internet has many idea and we can learn more so itis good!!!

Side: Good
1 point

The internet has become a major source of information for many people,

Through with what we can grab bunch of knowledge...

Side: Good
1 point

Yo, think about it if humans haven't discovered internet at all would you be on this page doing this argument?

Are you sure the internet let only bad stuff happen? cuz that's what you're saying.

The internet of the 21st century improved EDUCATION, ECONOMY ,COMMUNICATION and MUCH MORE.

The internet is one of the best inventions of mankind.It helps EVERYTHING

But it is yours and my responsibility to you this form of power wisely.

Side: Good
1 point

that is true if there was no internet then we would not be able to be on this webpadge and you would not be able to communicate with others that live 1/2 the way across the world from you

Side: Good
1 point

We can research and gain more knowledge and get a lot of information on the web

it also makes socially awkward people open and able to chat with people

Side: Good
6 points

I think that internet is bad because it isolates people from the real world because people start acting and saying certain things that they otherwise wouldn’t say or do in real life.

Side: bad
4 points

i think the internet causes more suicides in the uk due to horrific cyber bullying and girls and boys being bitchy to each other its a very dangerous thing to get in with like social medias it horrible to watch and know this is happening to kids

Side: bad
6 points

In my opinion Internet corrupts people’s minds. In most cases Internet changes moral perspectives and ethic values. A lot of pornographic websites, containing various kinds of sex information have opened due to profits in numbers of hundreds of millions of dollars, and anybody, regardless of age, can easily access this information.

Side: Bad
5 points

Internet users are often threatened by virus attacks on their systems. Virus programs are inconspicuous and may get activated if we click a seemingly harmless link.

Side: bad
5 points

Social disconnect is one of the problem, because of the popularity of Internet, people now only meet on social networks. More and more people are getting involved in the virtual world and drifting apart from their friends and family. Even children prefer to play online games rather than going out and mingling with other kids. This may hamper a healthy social development in children.

Side: bad
0 points

That seems like a problem with people, not with the internet.

Side: Good
4 points

Moreover people lose the real active communication because most of the teenagers and adults communicate with each other through internet although they could have gone out and talked to each other.

Side: Bad
4 points

High use of the Internet can cause ADHD and kill brain cells. It can also cause cyber bullying and addiction.

Side: bad
yrneh(4) Disputed
2 points

I've never heard anything more ridiculous in my life. If you didnt notice almost everything kills your brain cells. And ADHD lmao c'mon now. And obviously it is the main cause of cyber bullying because thats what cyber means, retard.

Side: Good
4 points

As for the hackers and criminals usage of net is to steal and dupe people....

Side: bad
4 points

Now a days people use internet more for entertainment not for accessing information and not for increasing their knowledge ....

Side: bad
yrneh(4) Disputed
4 points

I would agree because im always on the internet at my house watching videos on my couch fr hours, but when i use it at school, i use it for research purposes and the ability to learn anything related to my topic. like how everyone says its good or bad depending on how you use it, but just having the ability to learn, with any opportunity, its a good thing.

Side: Good
4 points

I suppose internet makes a bad influence on children and they addicted which later leads to health issues because they stay their for a long time straining their eyes.Then secondly there is no privacy internet is lawless which makes it unsafe.Internet corrupts the creativity of the children.

Side: bad
3 points

childrens have a bad influence in internet because they waste time and and do not do they their homework.

Side: Bad
Srom(12204) Disputed
4 points

They can look up information about the subject and copy it down. If they are goofying off and on the games site yes then its bad

Side: Good
Ashraf123 Disputed
0 points

Their parents can sit with them to see if the are doing their homework!

Side: Good
3 points

Also I can say that people become lazy and non-social because internet does all job for people.

Side: Bad
emilywats(3) Disputed
2 points

Internet makes people non-social???????????????????????????????

Side: Good
emilywats(3) Disputed
1 point

Internet makes people non-social???????????????????????????????

Side: Good
yrneh(4) Disputed
1 point

when you say nonsocial, i disagree with that because i met most of my friends on the internet, and i would say we are very social to the other people around us, not cooped up at our house in a chat room and talk to each other on there. People dont understand that just because you dont talk to people that much in person, that they are still talking to people regardless if its on Instagram or on an instant messenger.

Side: Good
3 points

by using internet they becomes addicted with internet have a nice day. bye bye bye bye bye bye i want u i want u you are my i cannot live without you

Side: bad
3 points

why the internet is bad because kids these days use the internet to hurt other by example like facebook you can talk crap about other people its horrable people use the internet for really bad stuff like porn I seen a little kid other day on it and hes learning what sex is

Side: bad
yrneh(4) Disputed
2 points

well, sex is a natural thing, eventually he is going to learn about it. And by suggesting that we shouldn't have the internet and go back to the old days, he would even still know about it because back then there was no privacy and kids had babies at a young age.

Side: Good
3 points

internet has caused many problems worldwide

be it be bullying or hacking many people is being affected by this wide spread of information which affect life and has led to many cases of sucide for example

Side: bad
3 points

Childrenn can do bad things like facebook when they are studdying

Children will not be social and tooooo much of this will waste valuable time when children are suppose to study

Side: bad
3 points

The internet can be used for different reasons, some are good reasons and some are bad reasons. If a person were to get on the internet to see how to jump start a lawn mower that broke down, that would be a positive use. If a man needed to know how to correctly install a new drainage system in his kitchen to be more efficient, that would be another positive use. When a person looks up the harshest way to torcher someone, or how to silently assassinate someone in 15 seconds or less, that is a negative use.

I think that the internet is a great thing, and not so good at the same time. So, the internet itself is not good. Just flat out, it is bad. I know as humans, we always tend to focus on the bad parts of things rather than the good and positive parts. But if you really thing about this, how much better or worse would life be without the web. So let’s go over some of the good things. We can play games online, have a google account to share documents and power points with other people, watch videos and look up ways to be more efficient.

Now all of these things are good, but this isn’t the web. The web or internet is a cloud. Literally it is just a cloud of info that we can get stuff from when wanted. But these are all examples of functions that we have put into this cloud and go back to fetch when we want something done. The internet could not do these things on its own. But humans can, so we put our ideas into the web then make them shareable. But then what does the web actually do.

Well the internet doesn’t do much if anything at all, it just holds things that we want it, THATS IT! But when bad people, like really very bad people put out viruses and bugs to gather information on people, it just sits in the web, cloud, until someone without protection software, or at least hackable protection software, triggers something that lets the virus in, and then their computer or laptop or phones information with all contacts and personal info get copied and sent back to the virus owner to sell for money. The virus can then go to another person’s device and do the same thing. That is the internet, not a function.

So after breaking this down, my final opinion is that the web, cloud, or internet, is a bad thing, there are a lot of good functions that humans put on there, and putting a virus on the web is also human based. But viruses typically travel through, the web itself, not the functions.

Side: bad
3 points

there are many good and bad sides of the internet. Some maybe useful too but I may support bad cause internet has many disadvantages too like :-

Privacy is being compromised by the ever increasing storage of personal data on servers accessible worldwide. Most data is not at all sensitive but important financial and identity data has been used for fraudulent purposes.

E-mail has diminished the value of personal contact, some people argue. E-mail is so convenient that it has replaced millions of face to face meetings and even more hand written sentences.

Although research is now remarkably easy, not all data on the internet is accurate. Individuals are able to generate web sites without any other person reviewing the information posted to the sites. It is often a challenge to separate the accurate information from the dubious data and opinions so often found on obscure web sites.

The Internet can be used for crime as well as legal activities. One of the most publicized activities is that of adults communicating with children. Adults are able to hide behind false identities and have secret conversations online with children. In some cases, great harm has been caused to children in this way.

Many critics will say that social skills are being eroded by online communications. People who would have mixed in society are now found in front of a computer to the exclusion of all other social contact.

Many users do not realize that what they put online about themselves will stay there forever, in some cases affecting future employment. Also, unthinking people post photos of other people, some in compromising positions, without permission. Many unthinking people post family photos online not only placing their children at risk but without their informed consent.

Scams, pornography, hackers, trolls.

"Black hat" hackers, ones that write viruses and hack banks.

AND there are good sides too like :-

Instant messengers such as MSN, Skype and many others allow text, sound and video to be transferred worldwide instantly as well as sharing images and other data.

The Internet has allowed people to send and receive information in seconds rather than days or weeks using E-mail. There is no barrier to doing business or collaborative research across continents. Families can use email to keep in touch in a way that was never possible before.

As a research and learning tool, the Worldwide Web offers a vast library of data. Finding information is as simple as entering words into a search engine. Knowledge can be gained in minutes rather than hours and days.

The incredibly rapid transfer of data means that people can travel less. Contact can be maintained from almost anywhere in the world as easily as across a meeting table.

The Internet provides a platform for individuals to publish information, advertising data and commerce sites. No other medium is as accessible to individuals and small businesses.

There is excellent information on any topic instantly available for anyone who knows how to evaluate their sources. Research can be performed in an hour that would have taken a month prior to the internet. One can look up a medical condition or the side effects of a prescription drug. This potential is awesome and encourages the acquisition of a whole new subset of skills.

Email allows easy, regular, casual communication between people who live far away from each other where they may not have gone to the trouble or could not have gone to the expense of telephone calls or written correspondence by mail. It allows instant and daily communications that help to maintain long distance relationships. One might only call a sibling once a month but email allows daily communication at a nominal cost. One can send a photo instantly by email.

The internet has become a great resource for work from home either for a company employee or the self employed.

The internet provides instant price shopping for any product a consumer may need. A savvy shopper can take advantage of free shipping in addition to a great price.

Youtube videos are available on any topic for instant answers on "how to" or to check out a recording artist before buying.

The internet allows shut-ins an instant window on the world and more control over their lives. Forums are available on any topic that allow these people access to other like minded people and people with similar interests and open channels of communication they would never have without the internet.

Education and even degrees can be obtained online.

Side: bad
Atrag(5550) Disputed
2 points

Instant messengers such as MSN, Skype and many others allow text, sound and video to be transferred worldwide instantly as well as sharing images and other data.

Use MSN messenger a lot do you? This is clearly plagarised from a text written some time ago..

Side: Good
2 points

Internet is bad because as a result of rich information and absolute freedom, the Internet has become an unbreakable addiction for individuals and society.

Side: Bad
1 point

Everyone’s privacy is greatly harmed by the internet. Some sites store information. Some ask us to fill in information which can be sold to other sites for commercial purposes. Once we post something online, it is almost impossible to erase it from the net. Many people are just addicted to the internet. They can’t stop browsing, they are hooked on gaming and they spend too much time indoors. Instead of going out for a walk or play outside, they sit behind their computers for hours. A sad consequence of the addiction is that they are so used to high speed information by just clicking on the next link that they can no longer appreciate a good book, or a nice conversation with a friend. By failing to take exercise they grow fat and unhealthy. Their family life suffers and their only relationships are online – they can’t cope in the real world. Another important reason is that Internet can bring the risk of insecurity. In the modern life, people tend to use many security programs to protect their information. It means that they must prepare for preventing unexpected trespass. However, they still are attacked by someone through internet security faults. Consequently, people can get personal troubles such as losing their control even or their important information is stolen.

Side: bad
1 point

Everyone’s privacy is greatly harmed by the internet. Some sites store information. Some ask us to fill in information which can be sold to other sites for commercial purposes. Once we post something online, it is almost impossible to erase it from the net. Many people are just addicted to the internet. They can’t stop browsing, they are hooked on gaming and they spend too much time indoors. Instead of going out for a walk or play outside, they sit behind their computers for hours. A sad consequence of the addiction is that they are so used to high speed information by just clicking on the next link that they can no longer appreciate a good book, or a nice conversation with a friend. By failing to take exercise they grow fat and unhealthy. Their family life suffers and their only relationships are online – they can’t cope in the real world. Another important reason is that Internet can bring the risk of insecurity. In the modern life, people tend to use many security programs to protect their information. It means that they must prepare for preventing unexpected trespass. However, they still are attacked by someone through internet security faults. Consequently, people can get personal troubles such as losing their control even or their important information is stolen.

Side: bad
1 point

we have access to all information on the tip of our fingers ,but is that a good thing . no , it restricts our research , we don't gain more knowledge . Other we should go to the library and we gain information on many topics . This makes us lazy

Side: bad
1 point

Yes computer let a people be addition of games yes it is bad

Side: bad