The Common Uses Of the Internet

What are the common uses of internet? There are many uses of the Internet. Internet serves community of all ages, entertains them, provides them with information. People can download software for their computers, make phone or video call over Internet and do much more. The benefits of Internet do not end here, Internet offers a lot of benefits to people of all age groups. Let's glance at some of the uses of Internet.

Search Engines

In the previous times, searching information on any possible topic was quite hard and extremely time consuming. Finding the exact text was mostly impossible. People had to search through magazines,

books, academic journals and news papers to get something near to their requirement. However internet makes search on any possible topic as easy as piece of cake. All the user has to do is open the homepage of a search engine page of Google, Yahoo or other search engine and type his required search. After that he is provided with a massive collection of related information and that too free of cost. There are certain searching techniques that make the search more effective. One such technique is to write the searched text in square brackets.

Software Applications

A lot of software applications can be downloaded free of cost using the internet technology. All the user has to do is browse a downloading website and save the required application in his system memory. All websites offering downloading services are not safe and reliable, thus the user has to be sure about his selection. Similarly all websites do not offer free ware applications. Some of the applications downloaded commonly include device drivers, multimedia applications, documentation tools and system security applications. Updates for system applications like printer drivers, anti virus application and anti spy ware applications are also available on the internet.

Entertainment

Getting the latest movies and songs free of cost is no more problem. All categories of movies and songs in multiple file formats can be downloaded. For movies that are quite large in size, torrents are available that increase the downloading speed. Similarly images related to all possible subjects can be found easily. These include celebrity wallpapers, software snapshots and corporate images.

Conclusion

In the conclusion it can be said that there are tons of common use of the internet. Internet is a very helpful facility that makes every task extremely convenient. Although it does carry negative factors in the form of malicious content and obscenity but these problems can be combated with anti virus applications and parental soft wares. There are many many uses of Internet, and people are already taking advantage from the benefits of internet. Without a doubt, Internet has made people's lives a lot easier.

These were common uses of internet!

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How Facebook Has Changed Our Lives

No doubt, Facebook has changed our lives. Facebook has changed our lives in many ways, such as:

1. Facebook Has Changed How We Express Ourselves

Before Facebook, people would wear good clothes when going out of their homes so that they would look good to others. In parties and gatherings, people would make sure they look great, they could impress others and share with others about what they possess.

Now, since the coming of Facebook, people have started expressing themselves online. They share their photos with others. And since, sharing is easy and quick, many people could share they daily routine lives with others, letting people know how they are spending their weekends, what mood they are in, how their relationships are going, what they are possessing, where they are going on holidays, what their ideas are about others - hence they now have unlimited ways to express themselves and extended list of people they can reach to tell about themselves.

2. Facebook Has Changed How People Make Invitations

People no longer rely totally on sending cards or letters to friends and family members. Instead, to invite them on a party or wedding or any other function, they post a message on their timeline letting others know all the details of the invitation.

3. Facebook Has Changed What People Do Before Going to Sleep and After They Wake Up

A large number of Facebook users have a daily routine of using Facebook immediately after waking up and before going to sleep. Spending 30-60 minutes is very usual. This has changed how people used to spend time on the bed - instead of spending time with your sibling or friends or family chit chatting and enjoying, people now spend that precious time navigating through their Facebook timeline and other pages and people's photos.

4. Facebook Has Changed How We Read News

According to various surveys, over 70% of people between the age of 20 and 25 and over 30% overall get to read latest news on Facebook.

Gone are the days when people used to listen to the news on radio or watch news channels to learn about the latest happenings in the world - now all kind of news are shared and read by a large number of people on Facebook.

5. Facebook has Changed How People Do Business

Now with the option of creating Business Pages and Groups, more and more businesses are now selling their products and services through Facebook. It is not only free to use Facebook's Pages and Groups services, these features also allow businesses to reach millions of people easily, online.

6. Facebook Has Changed How People Interact With Each Other

Facebook allows people to interact with others in many ways. People interact with friends and family by commenting on their posts, by chatting, by writing on their Timeline. These several ways of interaction with others has helped friends and families stay in touch with others more easily, since one not always find it comfortable contacting someone only on a phone call or even with SMS.

7. Facebook Has Changed How People Spend Time When in a Bad Mood

Facebook has a large variety of content for people to browse. From jokes pages to celebrity personal fan page, from funny videos to games. Nowadays, since Facebook users tend to use Facebook many times a day, this habit also allows them to open Facebook and enjoy its content whenever they are in a bad mood. It can be said that Facebook is a boredom killer, it is also something that lets you kill your time when you have nothing else to do. Find out more what you can do on Facebook when in a bad mood, here.

Facebook has changed our lives in many ways, as we learnt above. Share your opinion about Facebook in the comments box below, telling how Facebook has impacted your life.

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Learn What to Do If Your Facebook Account Is Hacked

Facebook account hacked? Or you just think that your Facebook account is hacked because you have seen an activity on your account where you were not involved in? There are many reasons why Facebook accounts get hacked, and there are several ways for them to do it. But once your Facebook account gets hacked, you should take some action. You can recover your account, and prevent your Facebook data from getting misused. However, you need to take action immediately.

Read on and learn what to do once your Facebook account is hacked.

Step 1: Got this page http://www.facebook.com/hacked. Enter your Facebook account password.

Step 2: On next page that opens, click 'Continue'.  On the next Page click 'Get Started'. On the next one click 'Continue'.

Step 3: On the next page, create a new password and click 'Next' and on the next screen choose a username and click 'Next'

Step 4: On the next page, you will be shown recent activities done on your Facebook account. If you want to delete any of them, select these and click 'Delete', else click 'Skip'.

Step 5: On the next page, click option to get future notifications from Facebook and click 'Next'

Step 6: Now you will reach the last page. Here click 'Go to News Feed'.

Now, you have restored your account, deleted any activity that you think someone else has done on your account and changed your password. You're done!

To secure your Facebook account further, it is highly recommended to enable the 'Login Approval' feature. This feature, once enabled, will ask the hacker to receive a code on the phone number that you have registered in your Facebook account, before he can enter your account. And since, only you have your number, the hacker won't be able to get this code and perform any hacking activity on your account.

To enable 'Login Approval', got Facebook Settings -> Security. Click 'Add phone number' next to 'Text messages (SMS)' to enter your mobile number. Once you've done it, your account is now secured twofold - with your password and Login Approval. Now even someone steals your password, he/she will never be able to login to your account, unless he/she gets the code - which only you can get on your phone!

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Harmful Effects of Facebook Addiction

Facebook addiction leads to many health problems and these are mentioned below:

Anxiety: A study by Edinburgh University found that about 12% of heavy Facebook users feel anxious and troubled. Their study also linked stress and burden with having a high number of Facebook friends. 

Discomfort: Many people who were interviewed about usage of Facebook said that checking the timeline, wall posts, messages, trending topics, notifications, etc. gives you discomfort.

Brain: Another study found that people addicted to internet including Facebook have 10-20% smaller brains in the areas responsible for memory, emotions and speech. This is indeed astonishing

Desperation: Receiving no response after messaging someone, or posting on someone's timeline is horrible and makes you feel desperate and angry, a researcher observed.

If you are addicted to Facebook, you might have noticed some symptoms. Actually, Facebook addiction has become too much common, its addiction has been officially named as Facebook Addiction Disorder (FAD). You may read about FAD and the symptoms of FAD here. Also, I recommend you read How to Overcome Facebook Addiction?

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Top Mistakes That Can Get Your Facebook Account Hacked

Learn about the reasons why your Facebook account gets hacked. There could be several mistakes one may make that will lead his/her Facebook account to be hacked and these are explained below.

1. Using Facebook on Someone Else's Computer

Using someone's computer is one of the main causes for your Facebook account being hacked. This is due to the fact that people often do not keep their computers safe from Trojans, malware, spyware etc. Many people I know do not even have any antivirus software installed on their computers.>

Using a computer that is infected with malware, spyware, Trojans etc. is very risky. When you logon to your Facebook account using infected computers, your account details i.e. username and passwords are stolen and transmitted to the hacker (criminal) instantly. Also read about the 8 common reasons how computer viruses are spread to other computers

Sometimes, you may use Facebook on someone's computer, which is not infected, but you forget to log out Facebook on that computer. And if that computer belongs to a stranger, he/she might reopen Facebook in your absence and without needing to enter your username and password, he/she may misuse your account.

2. Using Same Password on Every Site That You Use

If your password is leaked or stolen that you use on one website, say Gmail.com, the hacker or any person with bad intend will try to logon to your other accounts, including Facebook, with the same password and it will work. Using the same password at many places is one of the major reasons for Facebook account getting hacked very easily.

3. Using Dangerous Apps on your Computer or Mobile Phone

There are tons of applications available for download, including games and all other types of applications, which do what these says these do but at the same time these capture your inputs on your other applications that you use.

It may seem like a very good game or a business app, but once you have installed it, it might start capturing every keystroke and every tap on the screen and hence your passwords will be stolen and sent to the criminals for misuse. Such application may even take charge of your Facebook account and starts posting something automatically.

4. Becoming Victim of Phishing Scam

Hackers often send emails out to millions of people. In the email, the graphics, the text and everything will look like as the email is without any doubt is from Facebook. The email will ask you to re-confirm your account password for security reasons or there will be any other such reason for asking you to enter your Facebook password.  There will be a link in the email, which you will be asked to click to open a Facebook page where you will enter your password to confirm your account. That page will open and will look 100% real like Facebook. But actually it will be a fake site. It's URL (address) will not be Facebook.com. Some people might notice it, but some might not. And when you will enter your password, this will be captured and sent to the criminal. The criminal will start misusing your account and even change the password so that you cannot login again.

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