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  #1 Old 28-03-2010 Default Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

just want to discuss about this topic :

"the internet brings more harm than good.

what do you think?
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  #2 Old 28-03-2010 Default Re: the internet brings more harm than good.is it?

In my opinion, the Internet brings more good than harm. It opens up the mind, allows instantaneous propagation of information (and misinformation too admittedly), and fosters the integration of human race as a whole.
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  #3 Old 28-03-2010 Default Re: the internet brings more harm than good.is it?

i think it depends on how one use it.
can be good.can be harm.
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  #4 Old 28-03-2010 Default Re: the internet brings more harm than good.is it?

Internet is a tool. A tool can be used to bring harm, and good...
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  #5 Old 29-03-2010 Default Re: Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

I guess everyone's answer will be the same: it brings both harm and good. Whether it brings harm or good depends on how you perceive and also how you use it. IMO, internet still brings more good than harm.

This was one of the title of my english essays (last year). Wonder if you're finding points for your essay. Hahaha
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  #6 Old 29-03-2010 Default Re: Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

I think the same question and answer can be applied to almost any scientific advancement in the history. Throughout the history, innumerable advancement have been questioned or even actively impeded due to the fear of its potential harms.

Does fire bring more harm or good? Try asking a lost jungle trekker who just started a fire as well as a bushfire victim, and you will get different answers.

Does in-vitro vertilisation bring more harm or good? An infertile couple and a fundamentalist believer would give you different responses.

Does automobile vehicles bring more harm than good? Ask an accident victim, then ask the people who escaped bushfire on a car.

Does the Internet bring more harm or good? Ask a scientific researcher and a BN politician, I am pretty sure you get different answers too.

Every new invention poses a challenge to the old ways of living, and the Internet is not an exception. The history of human civilisation is a history of scientific progress, we progressed from the discovery of fire, the discovery of electricity, the discovery of destructive atomic forces, and the discovery of basic building blocks of life. All these discoveries come with a potential destructive power, but inevitably all of them became the very building block of our modern civilisation. They are what we are. So instead of looking at the Internet superficially in the context of what they do to a kid who is addicted to Facebook, try to look at the impact of connectedness and the fostering of immense collaboration on a global scale. We will then realise the "harm" of the Internet is not really that significant after all.
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  #7 Old 17-06-2010 Default Re: Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

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just want to discuss about this topic :

"the internet brings more harm than good.

what do you think?
Haha! This was the topic for our moral final paper! My answer was yes back then. I think that for an individual, it's hard to determine whether it brings more harm or not, because it depends on how you use it =)
For the society, nation, I think it brings more harm. You see the internet is polluted by internet crime, plagiarism, porn, hacking, etc. . .
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  #8 Old 17-06-2010 Default Re: Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

Its time again for my opinion. Well, yeah I cant say yes or no for this topic. The topic is too subjective for people like us. As what we know, there are lots of people out there working as doctors, students, engineers and lots more. And sometimes Internet plays the significant roles for people and sometimes it seems harm and useless. The main point that I wanna spit out here is its all back over to the application of the Internet.
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  #9 Old 17-06-2010 Default Re: Does the Internet brings more harm than good?

In my opinion, the bad part of the internet is, it creates a virtual world that everyone is so attached to, that people eventually begin to neglect the reality world.
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In my opinion, the bad part of the internet is, it creates a virtual world that everyone is so attached to, that people eventually begin to neglect the reality world.
I agree. Like Facebook...
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