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Imagine, no Ciao! Review with images

AdvantagesEntertainment, the wide reaching tendrils of the internet

Disadvantages'Playing' on the internet eats up the hours in the day, some people take the internet too seriously

"...baby and kids stuff you can get online - I've bought dresses for Hollie when she was a baby that you'd never find on the high street, also shoes (the big obsession in my life) that are shipped in from the US and not available in the UK. You know you're never going to be wearing the same shoes as anyone else at the party, which is more important than it sounds... Then there's Ebay, you sometimes can't get it anywhere cheaper - something ..." Read review
02.03.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

What a Tangled (World Wide) Web We Weave Review with images

AdvantagesWe're connected

DisadvantagesWe're unconnected

"...want world domination and we can have it at our fingers tips. Quite literally. We can do pretty much anything - buy a car, listen to music, looks at our friend's photo albums, watch a film, find a lover, write a review ;) With the right knowledge of coding and HTML, we can also create our own worlds. It's a scary thought when put like that. We got Lazy The internet makes it easy to spend more time sat on our bums, and ..." Read review
28.02.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Spaceman becomes Caveman? Review with images

AdvantagesNo false leads or errors, no mis-understandings, real contact with people, no spam, safer..

DisadvantagesFar less convenient, make life in the modern day a lot more difficult. More costly to communicate.

"...of social networking sites. I can think that to some however, who have created an entire life around Facebook type sites it would be like losing an arm. Of course, the loss of email would make me feel isolated, knowing many people were still using it, so the majority of communication would return to telephone or, I hate to say, the dreaded text message!More of a serious problem would be time. many people today tailor their shopping, banking and ..." Read review
26.02.2012

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I can imgine no life with the internet Review with images

AdvantagesThe new democracy

DisadvantagesDemeans women

"...without ‘economically inactive’ contributors who can spend all day rating and writing. Some of us are even becoming our online personas we long to be or hide behind because we spend so much time online. Sex and the promise of it drove the early internet momentum to the behemoth it is today. 40% of hits were porn related back in 1999, but mainly because early web users were mostly men without girlfriends. Today its just 14% of searches and 4% of ..." Read review
26.02.2012

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No need to imagine I can remember

Advantagesyou decide

Disadvantagesyou decide

"...without the Internet, for I can indeed remember the days when no such thing existed, well not for us mere mortals anyway. I’ve sat and watched its rise of popularity until as now it has overtaken out lives. A few years back this was not the case, but the Smartphone now means that the Internet can be with you anywhere, anytime, anyplace, and I for one am not so sure that is a good thing, although I’d also have to say I am a big fan of the Internet == ..." Read review
26.02.2012

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Is it time to log off? Review with images

Advantagesaccess a world of knowledge

Disadvantagesspend too much time online

"...dramas in online communities which can be upsetting and unsettling. I would be lost without the internet; I even access it on my mobile phone sometimes when out of the house. All things are good in moderation I could do with switching my computer off more; maybe a day free of internet once a week would be a good thing. ..." Read review
29.02.2012

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Life without the Internet? The horror

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesNone

"Can I imagine my life without the Internet? Yes. Do I want to? No. As sad as it is, I have to admit my life does pretty much revolve around the Internet. If I'm not on it I'm probably thinking of something I saw online or will do online when I can, but at the moment I don't have much to focus on which doesn't help although for years the Internet has been a fairly big part of my life.Before the Internet I was just a child so ..." Read review
26.02.2012

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Community Level 6carysb

carysb

Life Offline? Check It Out!

AdvantagesNo expectations

DisadvantagesLess Information, Social Aspect, Business

"...At aged just 26 I can distinctively recall life without the internet, when libraries were the most prominent source of information and a PC resembled a robot which took 10 minutes to boot up and clonked away as it processed a barely there word document. As a youngster I loved the library, newspapers and books. As I progressed from Primary School into Secondary School, we followed the progression of household computers and the internet ..." Read review
25.02.2012

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Community Level 3Reviewer88

Reviewer88

Pursuing a life offline.....

AdvantagesPowerful convenience tool, has the world's answers and more

DisadvantagesNegative impacts socially and on true emotions

"...end to its power!! We can do nearly anything we want to do online; book a holiday, catch up with friends...and their friends if you feel the need, do some shopping, watch t.v. If bored, you are only one click away from entertainment. We can browse from our computer, our mobile phone, even our television nowadays, straight from the couch...where will it end?? As great and powerful as it is though, I feel that technology sometimes gets in the way of ..." Read review
28.02.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

I love the internet...

AdvantagesWhere else would you find so much knowledge and entertainment?

DisadvantagesCan be a little time consuming...

".../> Probably because the internet can provide some pretty amazing things. You can use it for information – the amount of information we have access to on the internet still blows my mind. It’s remarkable what you can find out, and incredibly useful for discovering everything you could ever possibly need and want to know. It’s an extremely fast way to get information, which has proven itself very useful for my school and university work (and ..." Read review
28.02.2012

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

I managed before!

AdvantagesMoney saving in places.

DisadvantagesTakes up too much of my time.

"...existence, I think that I can honestly say that I would manage almost just as much without having it as I would with it. Let me explain! I am only 29, yet for most of my school educational exams the Internet at school wasn't really that fast (well with a school of nearly two thousand students at least half of those people would be online at any one given time). And so therefore, most of my Internet searching had to be done at home after school ..." Read review
16.02.2012

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What if we weren't plugged in?

AdvantagesWe'd be more social, the economy might not be screwed

DisadvantagesNo easy communication, lack of info, media control, sexual repression.

".../> In short, yes. I CAN imagine a world without the internet. Unfortunately I tend to overthink things so I can’t honestly say it would be a good or a bad thing. There are an infinite number of possibilities as to what would happen if it didn’t exist. Certain people would have killed themselves through isolation; others who have been bullied to death on-line would still be with us and who’s to say what effect that could have on the world? I ..." Read review
18.02.2012

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Where would you be right now?

AdvantagesMore sociable lifestyles

Disadvantagestoo many to tell!

"...just from the internet. You can do absolutely everything online, here are just a few things i use when I am online.Social media websitesBlogging (like an online diary)My personal websiteOnline bankingYoutube video watchingGaining knowledge of gardeningRunning my businessAll this i couldn't do without the internet. It's a shame really that the internet does ruin so many people's social lives ..." Read review
20.02.2012

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Community Level 1dpearce-uk

dpearce-uk

Not possible to not www your world.

AdvantagesIts a whole new world with the www.

DisadvantagesIt can stop you in its tracks when all fails

"...our lifes, in some cases, can be stopped in its tracks, but that is the only downside to the www. ..." Read review
02.03.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 1lins89

lins89

now i have it i cant live with out it sad i no

Advantagescan talk and see friends and family that you don't see.

Disadvantagestakes over your life

"...don't or cant see you can enter competitions play games be nosey like looking on some social networks also if you have family that live the other side of the world you can go on cam or talk to them instead of running up your phone bill but you can see them that's even better then a silly phone call. you can also search different things like if you feel unwell you can type your symptoms which i do a lot and it gives you a sort of diagnosis so you can ..." Read review
28.02.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful