Practically the Internet is building more powerful societies around the world. This is the biggest positive when it’s about awareness and unity.
But at the same time, the power of the internet is misused by groups, communities, and companies.
And people are concerned about the privacy of their users and this is the biggest negative impact of the internet on society. The latest post in this series: What is digital literacy? A complete learning guide on Digital skills
Globally connected online people are now more than a society. You can call it a robotic society.
The Internet affects society as soon as it tries to meet personal and business desires unethically. Those impacting societies in between personal, social, economic, and political activities.
Society is influenced by educational resources, social media websites, web applications, shopping sites, online business, internet marketing, research, and automation of social skills positively and negatively.
Many people can’t imagine a happier day without using the internet in their daily life. Why, because there are so many uses of the internet in our daily life.
That’s why the excessive use of informational resources on the internet without the basic knowledge of the best method to use technologies makes societies physically and mentally unfit. That’s the biggest negative impact of the internet on our society and especially for the new generation.
Now WhatsApp and Facebook are the best places to connect and find friends. And most Facebook friends do not contribute to daily life problems and happiness, it means friendship on the internet is just artificial and not contributing to practical life.
But 15 to 20 years ago it was not the case. Now Technically it means today people love robots and can’t live without them. Mobiles, Computers, and all kinds of websites on the Internet are no less than robots.
Nowadays people are investing in robots and trying to integrate and develop emotions. But that’s the challenge for human intelligence from artificial algorithms.
Yes, you can do various productive things on the internet.I always say and believe that wise, purposeful use of the Internet is a boon for societies, businesses, and for students.
Now let’s try to understand How it’s impacting societies positively and negatively.
The positive impact of the internet on society
The biggest positive impact of the internet on society is the popularity of social networks and social media websites. Societies around the globe are becoming stronger, more developed, and more intelligent because most technologies are interlinked with the internet.
But some of us are inspired to follow good habits after the internet, but most fall into bad habits.
Information on the internet that you receive can make you positive or negative. It is changing every second with the speed of technology.
On the Internet, every piece of information looks important. That important-looking information, actually makes people positive and negative. And people connected to negative information and sources on the Internet, helped the producers to spread rumors knowingly and unknowingly without personal analysis and institutional judgment. And now It’s impacting everyone’s lives.
Internet’s impact on society is now making economic, social, and political changes around the globe. It’s obvious because billions of users, communities, and cultures use the internet in their daily life. And our actions, thoughts, and communication skills on the internet are impacting society positively or negatively.
According to http://www.internetlivestats.com/in 2016 approximately 3,424,971,237 people are using the internet. Internet developing argumentative and rude communication skills and languages, beliefs, behaviors, and values in society.
In the end, it’s easy to say that negative or positive uses of the internet are dependent on us. But if we will think socially then each other’s actions and reactions create positive and negative uses of the internet.
Online communication is helping to build social relationships around the World.
The Internet has connected societies and their culture in daily life communication and now creating relationships on the internet. Groups on social media are just an example of social interactions. The Internet is also developing a different culture globally in societies.
Internet added value to people’s lives and the way we introduce each other and communicate for shared life, career, and business values. The Internet removes the geographical barriers between people. Societies are getting inspired by each other. And the biggest positive is that slowly but definitely, societies break Superstition, conservatism, and cultural egos.
Generally, this is not a new model of society on the internet. The Internet is a big village in which there are so many different kinds of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest in which artists, writers, designers, programmers, students, and common people get knowledge about human capacities and increased creativity after interacting with each other. It can be through social media posts, videos, blogs, and business. And I think this is very positive for societies.
The uses of computers and the Internet are very important for Society for consistent Social Development.
Internet added influence factors in social interactions such as trustworthiness, selfless guides, blogs, and profile descriptions. More than this online shopping, online jobs, online marketing, online banking, and mobile wallets help societies to explore new heights using the internet. It’s increasing the living standard of society.
The Internet provides various communication methods and platforms for societies. Today, social workers and social entrepreneurs are able to influence a wider audience on social, personal, economic, and environmental topics through blogs, social media, videos, podcasts, ebooks, newsletters, and infographics.
It was not possible before the computer and the Internet to execute lessons learned from one society to implement in another society.
The Internet provided freedom of options to share feelings and thoughts within society. and this is the positive advantage of the internet is evolving new ways for social development.
Every human wants to connect to the Internet
Now people care more about online reputation and explored new ways of doing old things. Internet provided great benefits for students, job seekers, and small business owners. Online business and remote jobs, online degrees, and live classes or services from home are trending and such changes influence societies positively.
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The negative impact of the internet on society
The Internet is a very important part of the life of a new generation in society. Due to the new generation, a new culture is building. The culture of selfies, propaganda, stress, comparison and depression is growing faster online. Many people feel comfortable sharing their point of view on the Internet but never implemented that in their own life.
On the internet, everyone is speaking but fewer people are listening and very few of them are implementing the tips. It means 1 student and 1000 teachers. It’s reducing the analysis power of people. And this is the biggest negative impact of the internet on society.
Today, people don’t care about their neighbors. They care about their online friends. It’s because societies are becoming comfortable. And no one cares about the problems practically such as environmental changes. The Internet is becoming a source of raising funds for a social cause. And in reality, only a few societies use that fund for social and environmental development.
The Internet is creating robotic societies. A society with hybrid skills doing like, and comments but doesn’t have feelings and own impact on his/her social shares. This can be the negative impact of the internet on society.
The negative use of the internet in society is only possible then when people lack knowledge, of how to use it. When to use it? What to communicate and what not.
And I think It’s really important to guide kids, students, and teens from childhood about the disadvantages of the internet.
The Internet is a network of online connected servers, desktop computers, laptops, and mobile phones. And societies are now inside this internet network.
Everyone wants to get off the internet to be able to spend some time with families, friends, and relatives with their moments. But most people are addicted to the internet. And it’s losing the connection and bond of having family, friends, and relatives.
Without the practical internet and computer knowledge, it’s tough to get even a computer operator job after an MCA degree. That’s why schools around the world teach students computer and internet skills. Even they are using the computer and the internet to teach.
The Internet is transforming social transactions through the use of the internet. Best wishes, happy birthday wishes or happy marriage anniversaries gift cards such things are now sent by the using internet and this is nothing more than artificial care.
Impact of internet politics on society
The Internet is also helping politicians to infect society by dividing the unity of people by producing communalism and casteism material on the internet. Producers of communalism and casteism in society never develop society. But they use it to get votes and favor of people in the election.
All kinds of societies and cultures are got affected around the globe by such kinds of groups of people on the internet. Society is bound to support Individualism. Society is in the trap of dilemma on the internet. Societies will be becoming handicapped very soon if such political practices are not ignored by people on the Internet and social media.
Society is living a digital life
Society is a group of cultures, and objectives. humans, plants, animals, water, the sun, and everything that we see and touch is part of society. But do you think girls are safe, do you see development in natural resources, and most importantly do you care about plants, water, and humanity? If not you then who will? You’re the society, you’re the leader.
But our society is living a digital life. Internet dazzled the eyes of society and in between this it’s very tough to decide right and wrong on the internet. And now you can think, how worse can be the disadvantages of the internet are for society.
Social and personal safety on the internet
There are so many inappropriate materials on social media sites and the internet. Such material I don’t think will be good for children, teenagers. There is so much hacking information and data on the internet. Even children are hacking websites today.
Privacy and Internet security of society are the biggest concern for people very soon.
There is nothing about privacy on the internet. It’s very tough to even for the government of various countries to protect users’ privacy.
We’re using various apps on mobile and you know that 90% of apps ask your permission or give access to use your photos, contacts, and other data. You don’t have any other options to install the apps on the phone if you don’t want to do that.
This is the biggest challenge for society to do mobile banking and cashless transactions. Because the data is compromised by such companies and there is no guarantee that you’re safe or not. When government websites are hacked, when big companies’ websites are hacked then what do you think your data and privacy is safe? Any app can manipulate installation on the mobile and you don’t have time to think about what is behind the scene.
This is how the privacy and security of people are comprised through the internet. It’s another biggest and most trending disadvantages of the internet.
It’s very easy for hackers to hack mobile, internet banking, and money wallets. Because you don’t have options, you see various eye-catching links on the internet Facebook, and Whatsapp.
Not all links you click and access the applications on the internet are safe. When accounts of political parties are hacked then what do you think about the common people in the society?
So it’s very tough to be safe on the internet. But who cares? No one has time, society is busy with religious controversies and superstition activities instead of cleaning dust from their goals and that is Human Development and Environmental development.
Human intelligence versus Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent people of society sitting at home and fools are showing society that they are intelligent and getting the votes. Ministers are busy with stakes in speeches.
Experts are busy with debates on the news channel. Completed degree students are busy finding jobs.
Professionals are always near deadlines. People like you and me work on daily wages and live a city life far away from the village and parents. We’re busy earning money to be able to pay rent to the house owner each month. Then it’s obvious who has time for the environment and nature and social development.
We are showing our DESH BHAKTI on the internet. In the public view on the internet we’re ultimate with our professional profiles but in real life. You know that. Sharing Desh Bhakti and inspiring other people is good, but if you plant one tree in a year, it can be more than good for the country.
Everything is controlled by the internet in society. And those who have control have more power and money to change the lives of people in society. Such as social media networks almost deleted offline social activities.
The Internet makes up societies and after that, it’s looking modern. But at the end of the day when the internet makeup on society is clear then everyone comes back to his family and friends and real-life problems. And then try to live the life of the human in which he/she struggles to find peace of mind and happiness.
Society is in the loop of codes on the internet
The Internet impacted everything in society from students to teachers, Entrepreneurs to clients, sellers to buyers, and humans to robots. No one remained untouched without technology. Even when a 3-month child cries his/her mother plays songs or videos on the mobile, and kids stop crying and start smiling. This is amazing. You can say it’s positive or negative.
But I have to say that it’s a necessity at this time. And I consider only productive uses of the internet. And I am more in favor of environmental and natural development than the internet. But we all need to think seriously about our nature in which we can plant new trees and care existed ones and improve water sources etc.
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So, it’s true that the internet affected society negatively by the use of the internet.
The bright side of the internet is such a negative social impact.But this is not the case with all the people on the internet. Some societies developed new uses of the internet in daily life for human desires. There are so many websites, blogs, and search engines where people help each other in career and business development. Communities, forums, freebies, and open sources are live on the internet by the people for the people.
Solutions to protect society from the negative impact of the internet
Society is not that internet and computer literate. They need to learn to get the benefits of the internet safely. The common people of society don’t take too much burden to think about it. They are influenced and hypnotized by a few communities. And they are never able to influence society if you ignore them and do not respond.
But what are the solutions that help society to live again actually? How we can redirect society to the correct domains? What things do we do with each other that can make a change, a change that is innovative, environment-friendly, and based on trust?
In which there is no casteism and egoism between each of us! Earth is not only for rich and V VIPs to enjoy life it’s a place also for the common people of India or the world. We can make a world in which every person can live their life with happiness.
Do you think this is possible? If you think this is possible then what we can do? If someone read this article then I want the views in the comments on the development of society by using the internet.
I am no one, I am not important and but learning what I think about it that can help each of us because we’re social. People like you and me and our family friends, relatives, neighbors and their friends, etc. We are connected with each other for something that we call society. We are all part of society and we have to think about it. You can be disagreeing and it’s your right.
We can do the following things on the internet for the development of society by using the internet:
- We have to help each other when someone needs it and when we’re capable of helping. It can be according to your profession. You can do it free or paid choice is yours. But if you’re taking money from someone then give them good products and services and provide those all people value for their money, when they need something from you. Such social practices can be possible with the use of the internet.
- We need to become good citizens. Good citizens are not only valuable assets to the country but also the blood of society.
- We have to follow good habits. Such habits to save water, and electricity, plantation of new trees in empty places, and participating in social development activities. We can lead by example.
- Providing a learning environment at home and in schools for children.
- We need to guide our kids and show them an example of doing good work.
- Helping neighbors, friends, and relatives in various situations when you’re capable.
- Creating new opportunities for job seekers on the internet or offline.
- Teaching people and sharing wisdom on social media or blogs.
- Creating products that provide great value to consumers. Working with the team for goals. Working hard and smartly for human development. We can become good private and government employees.
- Stopping comparisons based on religion and treatment of people based on poor and rich terminology on the internet and in society.
- No need to spend time all time alone and on social networking sites but also sit with elderly people and parents.
- Learn and educate others about internet privacy and security.
Conclusion: –Life is possible without the Internet (Learn:Life without Internet) but it is challenged by Artificial Intelligence. Maybe they think we’re robots but we’re capable of doing the things that can help society, and people in their business and career development.
No matter how bad society is influenced by the internet, people like you and me can play our role. The role is not defined by algorithms, it is defined by our parents, teachers, and after self-analysis.
Believe in God and keep growing on the natural foundation.
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