Das Thema lautete: „Surfing the Internet – a dangerous addiction or a wonderful feature of modern life?“ Da müsste eigentlich jeder was schreiben können.
Hier Beispiele für „dangerous addiction“:
– online games: e.g. „World of Warcraft“, game forces you to spend a lot of time in front of the computer, otherwise you cannot rise in the hierarchy of players
– online casinos like PartyPoker: noone to stop you, examples of men who have lost all their money
– online porn like YouPorn: 24/7 access to pornography, which leads to completely distorted ideas about sex and relationships; result: inability to form and keep healthy relationships with women
– virtual communication e.g. in chat rooms or in virtual reality settings like e.g. Second Life
Beispiele für „wonderful feature of modern life“:
– fast research / access to information e.g. Google, Wikipedia
– keeping in contact with people with Facebook and Twitter
– easy communication with email and messengers
Schöne Überschriften wären: To Surf or Not to Surf / To Surf or to Drown / 2084 (vgl. „1984“) / Addiction Is in the Eye of the User / The Road to Addiction /
Einleitung und Schlussteil könnten dann folgendermaßen aussehen:
Only ten years ago most people associated „addiction“ with cigarettes, alcohol and drugs like heroin or cocaine. Only in recent years have people become aware that you can also get addicted to the Internet. How can a medium, that for many is a wonderful feature of modern life, be so harmful?
First of all you can get addicted to …
Last but not least …
Weighing the pros and cons I would definitely say that the advantages of the Internet clearly outweigh the disadvantages. I can’t imagine a life without Google and Wikipedia, Facebook and Twitter and email and messengers any more. However you should always take care that you don’t spend too much time online and that you don’t neglect your friends and your real „first“ life.