File sharing accounts for the vast majority of internet traffic. All the information such as pictures, videos, texts, audio, computer games and programs can be distributed in the network.
The web enables easy publishing of your own productions. You can publish your poem if you are a poet, upload your own music if you are music enthusiastic, and share your stories through blogs if you are writer and many more. Web is very easy medium to reach wide range of audiences nationally and internationally.
Sharing your own material online can not only gain more visibility, also you will get comments and critics. However, online feedback is not always positive, so it’s important to be careful about what kind of material to share. You should be prepared for the unfortunate messages. Once distributed to the Internet, it is virtually impossible to completely remove it. If you make an embarrassing picture of yourself in front of others, think about whether you want the picture to show to everyone even as an adult. A funny joke may turn against you, even in a job interview. If you see other recognizable people in your photos, always ask them for permission to publish them.
When downloading material over the network, it’s a good idea to check how big the file is. Large files take a long time to load, and on the other hand, a video that is too small can be blurred to watch. Once you get used to sharing material online, you will learn how to resize a file quickly to fit.
Anything should not be shared or downloaded on your own device. The big problem in the online environment is unauthorized sharing or piracy. For example, if your friend downloads a movie from an unauthorized site from your computer, you will be responsible for it. Cyber piracy causes hundreds of millions of losses to Finnish society every year. The largest group sharing illegal files is young people, and the majority of unauthorized downloads are music.
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