TOEFL Essay Topic 1066 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is better to use printed material such as books and articles to do research than it is to use the internet. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
In these years, the new technologies helped us to find easily information around the word. I completely disagree with this statement, for three principal reasons: the price, the updated news and the save of ink and paper.
In first instance, buy a book, a manual or, more in general, material made by paper, is very expensive nowadays. Instead, they need a lot of space to be stored, that I don’t have in my little apartment. On the other and, do researches via Internet, maybe with a PC or a smartphone, is completely free and surely faster than find the information you need in a book or in an encyclopedia.
Second, our world is changing incredibly fast. Every day new things, like discoveries or inventions, happens, and the books are not updated with the lasts news. This is not a problem if you search old things, like “Romans conquests”, but might be a problem if you search “lasts inventions”. With internet, you are always updated, and you can’t miss any news, from the comfort of your home.
The last reason, is related to the environment. Our planet is subject, every day, to an unbelievable deforestation. Every day, tons of trees are cut, to became wood or paper. This last, very often, is wasted from the consumer. I think that the deforestation is destroying the planet, and for this I though to reduce my paper daily use. This has made possible by the PC and internet, that simplified my life. If every person uses Internet instead of paper to do researches, the world’s consumption of paper will rapidly decrease, saving the environment.
In conclusion, Internet is definitely the best source of information. But is also important notice that, sometimes, a lot of news are fake, made to joke the users. Is our responsibility to recognize good news, and report bad news, making internet a better place for everyone.