adipurwanto/ April 27, 2018/ Internet

Internet Change Your Life

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The Internet has changed our existence in reverse. It has revolutionized communications, so far it has now become the preferred medium of daily communication. In almost everything we do, we use the Internet. Order a pizza, buy a television, share moments with friends, send pictures via instant messaging. Before the internet, if you want to follow the news, you have to walk to the kiosk when it opens in the morning and buy local edition to report what happened the previous day. But today one or two clicks is enough to read your local newspaper and news sources from anywhere in the world, updated up to this minute.

The Internet itself has changed. In its early days – from a relatively new historical perspective – it was a static network designed to transport a small number of bytes or short messages between two terminals; it is a repository of information where content is published and maintained only by expert coders. Today, however, a large amount of information is uploaded and downloaded through this electronic leviathan, and the content is very much ours, for now we are all commentators, publishers, and creators.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the Internet widened in scope to include the ability of university IT and research centers, and, later, public entities, institutions, and private companies from around the world. The Internet is experiencing tremendous growth; it’s no longer a state-controlled project, but the world’s largest computer network, comprising over 50,000 sub-networks, 4 million systems, and 70 million users.

The advent of web 2.0 in the first decade of the twenty-first century itself is a revolution in the Internet’s brief history, encouraging the emergence of social media and other communications-based means of communications.

The Internet is no longer concerned with information exchange only: it is a sophisticated multidisciplinary tool that allows individuals to create content, communicate with each other, and even escape from reality. Today, we can send data from one end of the world to the other in seconds, create online presentations, live in parallel “game worlds”, and use images, videos, sounds and text to share our real-life, authentic identities. Personal stories published; local issues become global.

The emergence of the Internet has sparked a debate about how online communication affects social relationships. The Internet frees us from geographical shackles and unites us in a topic-based community that is not tied to a particular place. Ours is a network, a global society connected with new technologies. The Internet is a tool we use to interact with each other, and thus pose new challenges to privacy and security.

Information technology has made fundamental changes across society, pushing it forward from the industrial age to the network era. In our world, the global information network is an important infrastructure – but in what ways does this change human relationships? The Internet has transformed business, education, government, health care, and even the way we interact with our loved ones – it has become one of the main drivers of social evolution.

Changes in social communication are very important. Although analog tools still have their place in some sectors, new technology is increasing every day, changing our communication practices and possibilities – especially among young people. The Internet has eliminated all communication barriers. Online, conventional space and time constraints disappear and there are various dizzying communicative possibilities. The impact of social media applications has sparked a discussion of “new communications democracy.”

The development of the Internet is currently being formed primarily by instant mobile communications. Mobile Internet is a new revolution. Comprehensive Internet connectivity through smartphones and tablets leads to an increasingly mobile reality: we are not tied to one particular device, and everything is in the cloud.

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