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“INTERNET” Metro- 2 January 2013 Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. Tt has completly changed our life style . According to statistics, there are 1.83 billion internet users worldwide. Now, the internet is a globalized place, in that, people can easily meet new people from all over the world in seconds, which was not possible before the introduction of the it. In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee developed a new method of displaying information on internet In 2001 Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia Since 2006 Youtube became the largest video-hosting website on the internet Internet is the “electronic network of networks that links people and information through computers and other digital devices allowing person-to-person communication and information retrieval”. CURIOSITY Distinctive characteristics of the internet as a new medium and how different it is from the old media, such as Television, Radio, and Newspaper: Television watching is a passive activity compared to Internet use, for the viewers can watch television actively only by means of choosing a channel. Whereby the Internet is an active and interactive medium. A person who uses the Internet called “User” and not a Viewer or Listener(as with TV or Radio), suggests Activeness and Controllability. Internet has brought a whole new world in terms of gathering, disseminating, creating, criticizing information and communicating with people. There is no doubt internet is a great, wonderful and spectacular creation. The entire world is rapidly becoming obsessed with it, everywhere you look you’re bound to see something related to it. But remember; “ Behind every silver lining is a dark cloud” 1.Change within the Virtual Libery Environment
2.Different businesses function(ex Amazon)
3.Online dating and Gambling
4.With the ability to work at home, a lot of people are leaving their offices for the greener that allows them to set their own hours, spend quality time with family and not have to deal with the often hasslesome commute to and from work.