Advantages and disadvantages of internet

The Internet is so far1 one of the greatest inventions of all time2. The Internet has made it possible for us to do lots of things. People can shop3 in online stores like4 eBay, communicate with family and friends via Skype or Facebook, watch the latest videos on YouTube  and make money from it, and so much more5.
The Internet has proven to be very useful6 and has come with lots of advantages. Here are some advantages and disadvantages7 of the Internet.


1.    Unlimited Communication: The Internet has made it easy for people to communicate with others because it is cheap8 and convenient. The only costs are those paid to the Internet service provider9. Services such as Skype have helped people from distant countries to interact and share11 ideas.

2.    Abundant Information and Resources12: The Internet is swamped with13 information about anything and everything. There are multiple search engines14 that have made it easier15 for Internet users to find information.   

3.    Online Services and E-commerce: Today it is possible to carry out16 financial transactions online. You can transfer funds, pay taxes17 and utility bills18 or book movie tickets19 over the Internet in the comfort of your office or home.

4.    Entertainment: This is one of the major reasons20 why many people enjoy surfing the Internet21. You can watch movies, listen to music, read gossip22 columns and play games over the Internet.


1.    Spam Mail: Spamming23 is the sending of unwanted24 and useless25 emails to random26 people. They are illegal make it hard for people to access their email accounts.   

2.    Virus: These are malicious programs that plague27 the Internet. They attack a computer with the intent of causing harm28. They can make the computer malfunction29 and this can be very costly30 especially if you lose important data31.

3.    Leakage32 of Private Information: Credit/debit card details33 are particularly vulnerable34. Make sure35 to use a reliable36 payment processor instead of sending37 your details directly to an individual or business.

4.    Addiction38 to Internet: Some people spend a great amount of time on the Internet. This affects their social interactions, it can cause obesity and has, in some cases, led to39 some diseases.

5.    Kids40 Exposed to Adults-Only Content41 : Internet contains age-inappropriate content like pornography. Unfortunately42,  such content can be accessed by children.  Parents can lock out43 harmful44 sites to keep their children safe45. Nevertheless46, children can still access the Internet from other devices47.


1.    so far = até agora
2.    of all time = de todos os tempos
3.    shop = fazer compras
4.    stores like = lojas como
5.    so much more = tanto mais
6.    has proven to be very useful = tem provado ser muito util
7.    advantages and disadvantages = vantagens e desvantagens
8.    cheap = barato(a)
9.    service provider = provedor de services
10. such as = tais como
11. share = compartilhar
12. Resources = recursos
13. swamped with = inundada com
14. search engines = motores de busca
15. have made it easier = tem facilitado
16. carry out = realizar
17. pay taxes = pagar impostos
18. utility bills = contas de serviços públicos
19. book movie tickets = reservar ingressos de cinema
20. major reasons = principais razões
21. surfing the Internet = navegar na internet
22. gossip = fofocas
23. Spamming = enviar mensagens indiscriminadamente
24. Unwanted = indesejável
25. Useless = inutil
26. Random = aleatório
27. Plague = infestar
28. the intent of causing harm = intenção de causar danos
29. malfunction = funcionar defeituosamente
30. costly = caro
31. data = dados
32. Leakage = vazamento
33. Details = detalhes
34. Vulnerable = vulnerável
35. Make sure = certifique-se de
36. Reliable = confiável
37. instead of sending = ao invest de enviar
38. Addiction = vício
39. led to = conduzido a
40. Kids = crianças
41. Adults-Only Content = conteúdo somente para adultos
42. Unfortunately = infelizmente
43.  lock out = bloquear
44. Harmful = nocivo, prejudicial
45. keep their children safe = manter seus filhos seguros
46. Nevertheless = contudo
47. from other devices = a partir de outros dispositivos