The cyberspace and the internet are innovations that have seen modern activities improve in relation to effectiveness and also the aspect of efficiency. As a result various activities have been impacted immensely by these innovations in varied areas such education (Taylor 24), business (Saunders 3), communication (Smith 51) and many more. However, these positive effects are also coupled with limitations in areas associated with cyberspace and the internet. Therefore, to garner more insight on the two sides; the effectiveness and the cons, this paper will explore various discussions reflecting cyberspace and internet. Therefore, it is debatable that cyberspace and the internet have both the merits as well as demerits.


Availability of diverse information portrays one of the merits associated with cyberspace and the internet. Availability of information is aligned to variety of users and varied purposes of usage (Harrison 305). In respect to education, the internet offers readily available educational materials that facilitate learning (Taylor 29). Through online publications, learners can access materials to incorporate in their studies. On another perspective (Saunders 3) highlights that the internet plays a major role in the business world. Matters concerning business such as management of information, marketing, customer service and many others are facilitated through these advancements. Further, this enables mutual relationships between the business and its consumers, in terms of inquiries, and feedback (Taylor 31). In addition, business to business relationships are also enhanced. Consequently, (Taylor 30) indicates that the availability of information especially to learners presents disadvantage with more reliance on internet for information connected to education.  Further, addiction may emanate from excess reliance especially in aspects on communication, networking, hence compromising other important activities such as academics. (Smith 51) adds that, evidently, networking among peers enhanced by cyberspace, have implicated immensely on social and education in terms of ethics and concentration, respectively.  The social ethics deficits aligned with indulgence to internet activities are fueled by availability of attractive and involving features such as video and picture uploading. Therefore, these factors diminish the merits associated with cyberspace especially in social aspects against academics as well as self management.

Convenience is a factors associated with the cyberspace and the internet. Communication of information and ideas between two or more parties, is facilitated by cyberspace convenience (Taylor 30) and (Smith 52). For instance, in educational perspective, these technological advancements offer reliable means of exchanging ideas, information, materials and many others. The convenience enabled by cyberspace also assists students as well as the professors to interact on educational – related matters such as assignments, online learning programs for students in distant locations. Additionally, peers interactions are enhanced through features such as social sites as opposed to traditional methods, on grounds of convenience.  Convenience is also evident in business aspects (Saunders 2), through accessibility of information in relation to products and services as well as effective communication between business to consumers, and vice versa. Additionally, (Taylor 29) points that the aspect of convenience is elevated where information is retained hence can be accessed at one’s own time preference. On the other hand, (Taylor 30) disagrees with convenience as it probes deficits to other effective areas of communication.  This is in reference to the physical communication which has been displaced by online communication through webcasts, social connectivity sites and many others.

Cyberspace offers faster as well as cheap services to the users (Saunders 3). This aspect relates to the convenience coupled with amount spent for accessibility (Saunders 4). Taylor (28) maintains that the popularity that is aligned to such innovations derives from the aspect of cost effectiveness to it consumers as well as fast access and relay of information. These merits facilities the efficiency in completion of activities; hence enable more accomplishments such as easy accessibility of information leading to faster completion of assignments. On the contrary, (Taylor 28) also negates the issue of cost effectiveness. The argument is based on time consumption while utilizing the internet hence more spending on accessibility fees. Also, (Harrison 305) implies the low cost facilitates more time consumption hence more money spent. Taylor (28) also states that, the cost associated with these innovations is evident in purchasing enabling devices as well as accessibility rights to varied articles and information. This presents more expenses to varied parties such as students who may have accelerated dependency on internet materials, prompting more spending. In reference to speed factor (Taylor 31) notes that, the cyberspace have vulnerability to slow delivery of information and communication, which is agreeable. Network overload causes unreliability of the cyberspace especially in urgent communication or delivery of important information, for instance late handing in of assignments implicating on the performance of the student (s).


Cyberspace and the internet have proved that both pros and cons complement as well as limit each other. However, their incorporation in varied areas in terms of usage depends on the purpose of the user (s). More so, the use determines the involvement hence implicating on time, cost and other important aspects either effectively or negatively.












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