The Internet is an important part of how society communicates with each other today. Social media websites make it easier to keep in touch with our friends and family. Before the creation of the Internet worldwide communication was a difficult endeavor. As the Internet reaches more people across the world, we learn more and more about cultures from around the globe.
The Internet increases our ability to learn any subject at any time. With the advent of search engines the answers to many questions can be found quickly and Read the rest of this entry »
The most logical predecessor of the Internet, as we know it today, is ARPANET.The concepts behind ARPANet came from a computer scientist named J.C.R. Licklider with his memoranda on the subject of an “Intergalactic Computer Network” in 1962. By 1963, he was head of Behavioral Sciences and Command and Control programs at the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). It was here that he conviced other computer scientists of the concepts importance.
By 1968, the plan, built on packet-switching, Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet was first invented in the 1950s, but did not become widely popular until the late 80s and early 90s. Today, the Internet is used not only for communication, but also for marketing, operating businesses and reaching people from all around the world for the sake of sharing messages and selling products.
The Internet today allows users to quickly socialize with one another while also providing a medium that allows free speech for bloggers and journalists alike. Additionally, the Internet is no Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet is, today, ubiquitous, massive, and vital to the daily lives of nearly every person on the planet, even if they don’t know that. In fact, the Internet has become so widely used that it is sometimes easy to forget that it is relatively young. In fact, the World Wide Web, which is most frequently equivocated to the Internet even though they are technically different, is only a little more than twenty years old.
At it’s infancy, the Internet, compared to the media and content rich experience of today, seems boring and unimpressive. A small collection of Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet has a number of dark secrets about it. Everything from separate networks that normal people won’t be able to access to attacks that cause monetary loss exist on just the Internet, and a good number of them are considered secrets still.
One of the most interest dark secrets of the Internet lies in how hackers operate. About 700,000 phishing attacks occurred in 2012. There’s also somewhere in the region of 17 million different viruses floating out Read the rest of this entry »
As one of the most significant forms of communication, Internet is the backbone of computers around the world. It is vital to the success of millions of people, including multi-million dollar companies and social media giants. While its features grow every day, it is hard to imagine what Internet was like before it became what it is now.
Quite simply, it was boring and plain. The user interfaces seen in Firefox and Google Chrome did not exist when Read the rest of this entry »