Internet Addiction Essay

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Batuhan Taylan Level 7 July 7th , 2012 Where The Internet in Our Life? Almost everybody use the internet all of the world. Do we really know , internet's benefits and harms? or do we really need it? Internet became popular in the last 10 years. This paper will discuss the how internet became very popular? , what is the internet's benefits and harms? , effects of internet addiction to people's life and also this paper will discuss about what makes the internet so addictive? The internet became well known with the launch of Windows 95 in 1995, but most people didn't get it in their homes until 1997 and 1998. In fact, the percent of households with internet access only reached 50 percent in 2000! Some people didn't see any usefulness in the internet or simply didn't want to pay the high prices. Remember that there was no YouTube, Facebook, or even Google in the earliest days of the internet. We talked about how internet became very populer , how about do we know , why internet became very populer? That is the answer of my question. The internet is the most profound invention since the invention of electricity. It allows users to easily access information about any topic, anywhere and anytime. Most information on the web is free making it appealing to hundreds of millions of users around the world. The internet is also a medium that allows users to interact with one another regardless of whether they are next door or thousands of miles away. According to Keith Beard description in Internet Addiction Disorder, “In some respects, addictive use of the internet resembles other so-called "process" addictions, in which a person is addicted to an activity or behavior (including gambling, shopping, or certain sexual behaviors) rather than a substance (mood-altering drugs, tobacco, food, etc.). People who develop

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