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Sunday, October 23, 2011

How do you Use the Internet?

I posted this question eight or nine months ago and got no responses at all, Yet, this post seems to have been one of my most popular posts. Why?  Please help me out here. Use this as an opportunity to practice writing opinion comments, and post your comment to the question:

How often do you use it? What do you use it for? Do you mainly use it to play games, find friends?  Do you learn online, or shop?  Do you talk with friends and family with skype?  Do you watch TV shows, movies. the news or You Tube videos of your favourite singers via  the Internet instead of on TV?  Do you even own a television anymore? Do you use Internet radio stations rather than regular ones from your radio? How about social media, do you use the Internet to tap into Facebook, twitter or any other social media out there?   

The Internet has taken over our lives.Many people spend so much time on the Internet that they can't imagine what life was like before the Internet was created. For some it has become a serious addiction that threatens their marriage, just as alcohol or drug addiction does. 

What are YOUR thoughts on this big question and the smaller ones associated with it. 
This is your opportunity to practice some opinion writing on line.

How DO YOU use the Internet? 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet?  Don't kid yourself, there are disadvantages.  Do you have any tips or suggestions to give other people who are addicted to the Internet, or do you think there is no such thing as being addicted to the Internet? 

Give me your comments on this 


  1. Internet is indispensable for the modern society. First of all, internet has been perhaps the most outstanding innovation in the field of communication in the history mankind. It helps people get along with each other. By the advent of computer’s internet, our earth has reduced and attained the form of a global village. Secondly, internet can gather all the information that you need. For example, now, people only need a computer with wireless; they can study at home in Yale’s classroom. We have already changed our reading habit from paper book to website. Finally, entertainment is another popular reason why some people prefer to surf the internet. When people surf the web, there are numerous things that can be found. Music, movies, games, news, and more can be shared on the internet. In a word, we need internet. We can’t imagine that our life without internet.

  2. I have to use internet because my all CGA courses are online. I enrol classes online, study classes online, and submit my assignments online. On the other hand, I learn world news, especially about Chinese news online, instead reading newspaper. Of course, I keep touch my family with internet because it saves money and time. Therefore, using internet have become a part of my life, I couldn’t imagine how to do if no internet someday.

    However, internet isn’t everything. You still need to a face-to-face communication with someone. Internet also is full of violence, cheat, and sex, so the young often addict to bad things of internet. Many criminals do some terrible things with internet.


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