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ICT in Your local community.

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ICT in Your local community Introduction In this report I will look at ICT that is used in the community. There are four topics that have been allocated to this report. These are: * Public Internet access points * On-line discussion forums * Information services * GPS and outdoor pursuits I will write about each category in detail and put reverent information under each sub-title. Public Internet access points Public access points are becoming more and more popular in modern life. They are located in many different places including petrol stations and supermarkets. There are now cafes which people can access the Internet, these are known as "Internet cafes" or "Cyber cafes. There are also kiosks that are located and where in a town or city and this is like a phone booth but with an Internet access point inside. These are known as kiosks. They are making it easy for travellers to find Internet access in airports, hotels, malls and restaurants. Checking and sending your email is quickly becoming as easy as making a call at a public pay phone. ...read more.

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How does a forum work First off somebody must start a forum. For example a forum I go on is www. Tutorial forums. com. This helps people with tutorials and gives people resources and information. Somebody can enter a thread on any subject they want (reverent to the forum). So say I wanted know how to use a certain program or something I can post the tread and then people can post a comment on the specific subject. Lobby Groups Lobby groups is where a group of people gather and discus something that they would like to be changed. For example the Monday Lobby Group is a weekly meeting of peace and security organizations in Washington, D.C. The group discusses the upcoming Congressional committee meetings, hearings, and votes, on issues relating to arms control and international security. Various lobbying plans are discussed (for groups with a lobbying component) and related tasks are divided among the participating groups. Information Services Information services are services that provide information, I will be looking it how these information services provide information to the community. ...read more.

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How it works GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user's exact location. Essentially, the GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received. The time difference tells the GPS receiver how far away the satellite is. Now, with distance measurements from a few more satellites, the receiver can determine the user's position and display it on the unit's electronic map. The satellite system The 24 satellites that make up the GPS space segment are orbiting the earth about 12,000 miles above us. They are constantly moving, making two complete orbits in less than 24 hours. These satellites are travelling at speeds of roughly 7,000 miles an hour. GPS satellites are powered by solar energy. They have backup batteries onboard to keep them running in the event of a solar eclipse, when there's no solar power. Small rocket boosters on each satellite keep them flying in the correct path. ...read more.

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