The Internet is an essential method of communication

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Ten years ago, the Internet was practically unheard of by most people. Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. The Internet is a collection of various services and resources. However, before people connect to the Internet, they need to be aware of its disadvantages and advantages.

The main advantages to using Internet are it is cheep. The Internet provides their music online at no charge to consumers. File-sharing services provide copyrighted songs to all Internet users. The most common thing the Internet is used for is research. Children and students are among the top people who use the Internet for research. Nowadays, it is almost required that students use the Internet for research. The Internet has become one of the biggest sources for research. Almost everyday, research on medical issues becomes easier to locate. Web sites have become available for people to research diseases and talk to doctors online at sites such as, America's Doctor.

Another popular thing to do on the Internet is to check out the news. Almost all local news can be obtained through the Internet. Up to date sports scores are probably the most popular looked at news. Sports scores are updated on the Internet as soon as the game ends. Weather is also a popular source to look up on the Internet. Using the Internet to get the weather allows people to view weather all over the world. Live radar all over the country and local forecasts are just to name a few of the things that may be obtained for weather information on the Internet.

The main disadvantages to using Internet are as follows: There is an 'on-demand' expectancy of 24-hour service that emails should be...