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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The History of The Internet


The Internet is a global system which serves billions of users worldwide, containing millions of smaller domestic, academic, business and governmental networks, which present all kinds of information and services, such as e-mail, online chat, file transfer and the inter-linked web pages and documents of the World Wide Web, abbreviated in the famous WWW.
A landmark in its evolution is at the end of the 20th century, when it began the first era in which the people who own a website can have a means of exposure on a scale comparable to mass media’s.
The rest of the history of the Internet is full of stodgy technical terms on which it’s not important to focus on now, as for the moment I suppose it’s enough to know that the whole story started in the late ‘60’s, with the purpose of serving the US’ army.

Today, the Internet is quickly becoming the centre of mass media as everything is becoming accessible through it. Instead of picking up a newspaper or watching the 10 o'clock news, people can log onto a desired website to get the news they want, when they want it. For example, many workers listen to the radio through the Internet while sitting at their desk.
With all the features offered, the Web is coming straight forward to replace the printed publications, the radio and TV transmitted information. The modern urban society mostly anticipates this step in media’s evolution.
Even the education system relies on the Internet. Teachers can contact the entire class by sending one e-mail or they may have web pages where students can get another copy of the class outline or assignments and see the important announcements.
        Concluding now, the wonder of the Internet had made changes in every domain, improving our daily life.