The Internet nowadays is so common, that it is strange that someone does not use web for his or her personal needs. Being a carrier of huge amounts of information, its main aim is to share data and other information between the computers not regarding the distance or type of a computer. In digital age, there is no alternative, but to use the Internet in order to stay in touch with the society and to know the news. In this paper I will discuss the Internet as a form of communication and its main characteristics.
First of all, we can say that the Internet consists of data collection that is stored on servers all around the world. With a help of the Internet people can share text, video and audio information, different programs, multimedia content and photos. All the needed information and programs are available in the web that serves as a library for the digitalized society. User friendly and helpful, the Internet is used by every person that has a computer, even not being an expert in software programs. The Internet has changed not only the way people work but also their lifestyle. Distant work and education, e-mail communication and live chat – all this has become a part of everyday life for most of individuals.
On the other hand, despite all the benefits, the Internet can harm a person. Non systemized or incorrect data, violent media information, etc. – these things are common in the web. Certain materials in the Internet are not appropriate and there is a need to classify and filter out important and useful information. Moreover, there are viruses that can damage software of a computer. That is why while using the Internet, people need to be cautious and selective in order to protect computer and themselves from undesirable information and viruses.
To sum up we can say that the Internet carries huge amounts of useful information but only filtering and choosing the correct and safe data can protect people and computers from troubles.