The accelerated world of instant knowledge, access to multifarious sites and sources. A source which has the ability to send mails, faxes and messages in a blink of an eye. A source due to which the old medias of commutation lost it’s much gained importance. Now, everyone wants time saving mechanisms. Internet yes that is it! That’s the word. Bingo reader’s you got it just right if you were thinking this. It is in itself so mighty and powerful that it has managed making this huge world into a one really small global village indeed. We are just a hello or a howdy away from each other through Skype and FB chats not miles and miles away from each other the way we actually are. Thanks to the internet revolution around that life has become more gorgeous with those gadgets and less complex and ambiguous because it has made us get rid of those pigeons but reader’s now I am going to share something with you which is already known to all of you. Reader’s everything has two folds to it. Nothing is perfectly good or bad. Similarly, so is the digital world. It is not perfection personified. It has it’s disadvantages for which it is being cursed and points of appreciation which makes it so popular. I would like to discuss some of them with you all. The greatest benefit of internet includes communication. Creation of Internet happened for advancement in communication, lucid access to internet for information, for entertainment and lastly a few needed services and trade. The most important target of internet was ‘communication’ as I have mentioned before my wise reader’s and the digital world has done outstandingly well in that section and with time greater and better innovations are bound to happen. By the advent of Internet, our earth has reduced and has attained the form of a global village. Communication has become easier due to facilities such as chat and there various messenger services provided by yahoo, Gmail. In addition, information is another big advantage the internet has to its cap of many feathers. Internet is the ‘Man who knows almost anything and everything ‘. Indeed internet is a treasure trove of information. It has information about each and everything and we can access them through search engines such as Yahoo and Google. Almost every coming day, researches on numerous issues becomes much easier to locate. Numerous web sites available on the net are offering loads of information for people to research diseases and talk to doctors online at sites such as, America’s Doctor. For instance, During 2011 over 200 million people reported going online to retrieve health information. Entertainment is another popular raison d’être why many people prefer to surf the Internet. People search about film stars and updates and news about them and about movies, music and various other things. Internet has become quite successful in trapping the multifaceted growing entertainment industry. One cannot even think about online life without the social network. It might be the Facebook or MySpace. It connects us to people with similar views and horizons and we can meet our long lost friends and stay in touch with those staying at a distant place from us. Internet also is a backbone for E-commerce activities such as business deals, shopping and trade etc. Now, let us discuss the opposite face of it. It’s adversities. It leads to spamming which are unwanted e-mails. It is very irritating and bothering for the online user. Bigger disadvantages include pornography i.e. access to undesirable photos, videos and other X – rated stuff. It affects the mental state of the child and can create a mess in adults marital life etc. Kudos, to internet now people only interact on the social networking sites which leads to social disconnect. Many more people are becoming more and more isolated and developing an addiction for virtuality and the digital world which is a very alarming sign as it hampers or kills one’s social skills and gradually makes them socially unstable. Theft of personal information and lastly the deadly health concerns such as eye sight problems, cancer of various sorts are a part of it’s long list of adversities. So will it be of any help if the internet is censored?
Advantages are so many of the digital world which we should keep on improving and working upon but the disadvantages are many more which again should be fought with. Censorship is to keep a legal check on the unwanted activities in the society. But is that the only way get out of these set of problems. A disoriented brain will find a way out to indulge in these socially unacceptable pursuits. The solution is ‘US’ and not putting a ban on these things. In the previous days there have been instances where government involvement was there. Where it was wanting to remove inappropriate content from their websites. Will that really help from stopping those users who seek such information. No, it won’t. There has to be a sense of control which has to be constantly regulated and maintained. Internet is only for the right usage and for benefits and not for doing all sorts of things which a mentally disoriented person does. Use it for your benefits and for the good. Then we will not need these things like Sopa and Pipa, i.e. the stop online piracy act which is a US based bill which was so much against social networks such as Facebook.
Have a broad vision to understand the difference between the socially non acceptable and the socially acceptable content. ‘The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.’ In a nut shell, enjoy surfing and use the internet for your benefits and for all the positive reasons.
In fact, the lyrics of the song ‘imagine’ by John Lennon…..
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Imagine there’s no country
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
Should be prescribed anthem for all the people of this world………
TITLE:Confused Digitally ? After a dose of an article here’s a poem for you . Enjoy reading it 🙂
The world that stood on assiduous human arms ,
and was dragged by it’s muscular charm
is now being driven and disposed just by 0’s and 1’s .
I was born digitally, live electrically and may die the same way ,
but my grandfather was born in archaic ways in those ancient days .
Thus I often argue against his analog world, admiring my own say.
Dear grandfather, your clock may echo every precious second
but my digital watch, point every micro,milli and mini second.
You turn through the pages of newspaper with your four fingers
I slide through all the world around me with just the tip of my fore-finger.
You still put all your letters in boxes marked red or green
and look for a reply by the next fortnight routine ,
but I am much ahead
for my words are posted as soon as I have said
and a reply too comes before I have reached my bed.
You still stand in tall and tardy queues
but my dues of power or phone are digitally through.
You are left alone when thy dearly is at a far away place
but digitally, I talk with distinct friends face to face .
As I continued my words of praise
came the voices of opposing phrase
from my forefather’s room
that said ” digitally the world isn’t a boon.
I may be old and ill at this stage
but by the time you will reach my age
you will be diseased both by digital and physical virus.
Your may provide cure to such every disease
but place I lived in offered prevention ease
( and as far as I know ” prevention is better than cure ” )
You call them buddies that you ” add friend ” with a click
but I build the homes of friendship with a thick brick of love .
And even if you have locked your doors, windows, walls and halls
someone still peeps into your life through that digital Facebook wall.
In recent years , I also have learnt your digital language
and on whole when I see you world , I often sarcastically say ” lol ” !
Now as I hear what my forefather has said,
and recollect impression of my head
I am confusingly dead 😦 [:(]
Tell me dear readers,
analog or digital which way should I move ahead.