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4 Common internet myths you need to stop believing

The internet is a place full of knowledge, information, and collaboration - But there are a lot of myths surrounding it that you need to stop thinking are true.

Common internet myths you need to stop believing in

1. Incognito mode makes my browsing activity invisible from everyone

4 Common internet myths you need to stop believing


Ah, incognito - It is a wonderful thing, a lot of us probably use it at work to stop our bosses seeing us browsing through YouTube or looking at holiday ideas. Incognito does shield your browsing, but only from the account that it is associated with, so that means it can still be visible to your company's or school's server, as well as your ISP.


Even the websites you visit can tell if you've been there, and most importantly, it can be tracked by authorities, so don't be visiting sites that are forbidden, as incognito won't cover your tracks...

Common internet myths you need to stop believing in

2. I need a professional to make a website

4 Common internet myths you need to stop believing


It doesn't matter if you are a business owner, a blogger, a celebrity chef or a marketing whizz - Making a website can be done easily by anyone!


You can use sites like Wix, WordPress & Squarespace to build your website/s for free, they have a number of templates, if you want to go up a level you can use their blank canvass and drag and drop text or images into different areas of a page view, so you'll know how your landing pages and sites look first hand,

without having to set any website live.

Common internet myths you need to stop believing in

3. The internet will make me rich

4 Common internet myths you need to stop believing


Although the internet is a great medium to generate forms of income, it requires immense levels of work and patience - Take YouTube for example. There are over 16,000 channels on the site that have a following of over 1 million subscribers, and even then, a lot of them will probably be earning a similar salary to an accountant or builder, so no, they aren't necessarily rich, they just got lucky enough to be able to support themselves financially via the internet.


The internet is so saturated now that most attempts to make money fail, it requires things like SEO, effective use of advertisements, and strong knowledge of how to market your content, product or service.

Common internet myths you need to stop believing in

4. The internet is dangerous and full of criminals

4 Common internet myths you need to stop believing


To be truthful, the internet we both know and use is completely safe, apart from the odd virus scam here and there - The worst you're going to see is explicit content or a few scam attempts from novice hackers. The internet we don't see or associate with, otherwise known as "the dark web", is more of a danger, but we don't need to worry about running into this.


Criminals use the dark web to buy and sell drugs, weapons and private data. It is also where illegal pornography and other things you wouldn't want to see, are shared. Luckily this is tracked by police and detectives, and many criminals are caught for their crimes on the dark web.


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