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Introduction of Communication

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Introduction Executive Summary Blogs (web logs) (Done) There are two types of blogs, personal blogs and corporate blogs. Personal blogs are written by any one and has become increasingly popular since the birth of Twitter, http://www.twitter.com , this site is used by 6million people world wide. Advantages The advantages of sites / blogs such as twitter is that each person can choose to follow someone else; this could be exploited form a business point of view. We can also appeal to an online market. If the company set up its own intranet environment, blogs could be an excellent way of sharing knowledge within the company. Disadvantages To make a blog work we need to have someone that is willing to continually update it, this is where many companies fail, they have a good blog for a few weeks then they don't know what to write, the blog needs to be kept fresh so that the customers continue to read it. E-mail (Done) Electronic mail is a method of sending and receiving digital messages. Electronic mail systems are based on a store and forward model, this is done by computers, enabling messages to be sent to an email address that isn't logged in. ...read more.


Real Time Information Systems RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) (Done) News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as it's published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from. Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people go for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people. - From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3223484.stm accessed 09/12/09 Advantages RSS feeds give users the latest updates, this could be weather, new music or software releases. The subscription is up to the user, they can decide if they want to be subscribed to this service and can unsubscribe at any time. The RSS service is spam free, this makes it appealing to people who use their mobile phones to access the internet. RSS is a great opportunity to advertise, they can keep up to date with a shops latest offers. Disadvantages Some people prefer to receive email updates; RSS feeds do not support the use of graphics or photo's. ...read more.


With e-mail you can send and receive instant electronic messages, which works like writing letters. Your messages are delivered instantly to people anywhere in the world, unlike traditional mail that takes a lot of time. * Access Information: The Internet is a virtual treasure trove of information. Any kind of information on any topic under the sun is available on the Internet. The 'search engines' on the Internet can help you to find data on any subject that you need. * Shopping: Along with getting information on the Internet, you can also shop online. There are many online stores and sites that can be used to look for products as well as buy them using your credit card. You do not need to leave your house and can do all your shopping from the convenience of your home. * Online Chat: There are many 'chat rooms' on the web that can be accessed to meet new people, make new friends, as well as to stay in touch with old friends. * Downloading Software: This is one of the most happening and fun things to do via the Internet. You can download innumerable, games, music, videos, movies, and a host of other entertainment software from the Internet, most of which are free. - From http://www.pondered.org/the_internet.html accessed 09/12/09 ?? ?? ?? ?? M:\LHS\ICT\Introduction_Communications.doc ...read more.

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