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    AS A TEENAGER WHO USES THE INTERNET YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN ARTICLE 'IS THE INTERNET GOOD OR BAD FOR KDS?' IN NEXT MONTH'S 'GOOD PARENTING MAGAZINE'

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    Many parents are concerned about what their children go on, on the internet. For eg. pornography or other websites which are not suitable for children, as most of the content is for 18 years or older. One of the main and most occurring problems of the internet is that children go on pornography websites. As more young people go on pornography websites and other websites then they are more worried about their personal life with their girlfriend/boyfriend instead of schoolwork and homework.

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    ICT Developments Report

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    There is access to a wide range of products in a very large market. Online customer service makes it better than traditional shopping. "According to Forrester, 37 percent of online consumers use customer service more from Web retailers than traditional retailers because of its potential for ease of use and quick response times." Customers like the ability to be able to see help online via message boards, forums, email, live chat systems etc. These usually have a lot greater response times. Online websites selling products usually contain a lot of specifications and details about the product.

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    E-commerce and Interactive Communications Methods

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    producing fewer brochures * Offering more choice than traditional retailing * Establishing better customer and supplier relationships Disadvantages of e-commerce: * * Staff- technical staff are an expensive resource * Building a customer base is expensive * Distribution- it is difficult when delivering orders to customers within a reasonable time period * Quality- online products should be equal in standard to the offline products * Expensive to set up e-commerce systems

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    The power of the NET

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    It maybe even the key to unlock problems around the world. However, not everything found on the Internet is safe and useful, as the dark side of the 'Web' can trap the user and lead them into grave problems. An example of this is being led into traps as a result of 'pop-ups', which can often be bogus and result in money loss or other unfortunate circumstances. Another example is that disturbing sites, which infringe human rights, may appear on the screen without the user even searching for them. Exemplar of this is reported incidents of users being subjected to sites urging people to commit suicide or even to make a bomb.

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    What are web Services?

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    Interoperability of data and messaging is the underlying foundation of web services. Organisations will be able to get the best components from the companies wish to perform their business functions e.g. within HR a software component to manage compensation and benefits can be bought from SAP, a software component to manage performance management can be bought from PeopleSoft and so on. All these components are interact under the web services framework to provide a seemless automated HR function.

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    The Technologies I use.

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    * CD player- I use CD players to listen to music for entertainment. I use music to unwind and lift my spirits if I'm upset or to get me in a happy mood if I'm going out at the weekend. * Computer- I use computers for entertainment and homework. For entertainment I play games and surf the internet for anything which interests me. For homework I research on Microsoft Encarta and the internet and also use word or PowerPoint for assignments and presentations. * Play station- I use the play station for entertainment when I have spare time on my hands.

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    On 1st January, 1985 we made the UK's first mobile call. This call was to mark the launch of the mobile industry and to transform the communications world.

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    - Investment - we continue to channel massive investment into building a network which allows you to make more calls from more places and remain assured that the quality and reliability of our service is second to none. - Customer service - from the provision of coverage and capacity to call handling and billing we remain focused on maintaining a high level of customer service. How many? The figures are amazing - 1 in 100 people in the world own a Vodafone mobile phone!

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    Creating a business website.

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    Include animations and rollovers ? Contain links to support sites of the products advertised. Implementation To start open a new web in Microsoft FrontPage. Then use the navigation tool to view your web. Then add in new page and arrange until they look like: also rename each of the pages as the following: Background To add a background to your pages right click on the page and go to page properties: The change the background by Html code you need to alter the hex colour codes.

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    The Daily Mail and The Guardian reported an article in 1999 abut Aliyah Ismail, both had the same information, but reported in different ways.

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    The third picture of Aliyah's mother who looks very stressed and as if she has been in shock of the death. This picture, which also shows that the parents of aliyah have more to do with the Daily Mail because they share the same opinion unlike The Guardian which wants its readers to decide for themselves, only uses two pictures, one of the place where she died and one of her all alone. The one of her all alone has not been cropped because this shows her all alone with lots of space around her showing her being very defensive

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    In T-mobile they use ICT for a lot of things. A few are discussed below.

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    They use it to keep track of all clients that are using pay as you go and contract users. They also use this part of ict to keep an eye on they money they have to pay out on electricity, Internet and telephone bills. Customer profiles are extremely easy to bring up by the use of Microsoft Database.

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    The Internet - is it useful or all hype?

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    Thus, ARPAnet was spawned. When people at these institutions discovered the enormous utility of a network that linked them with colleagues around the world, the project mushroomed. As the network expanded throughout the 1970s, members of the computer industry began to participate, and the Internet became an online haven for computer jocks, researchers, and academics. The first commercial online service, CompuServe, started up in 1969 and for several years was itself primarily an online hangout for computer jocks. In 1986, the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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    Understudied relationships electronic friendships (e.g. relationships formed on the Internet).

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    How does amail differ from other forms of communication? Prior to the age of electronic methods, communication was either: * Face to face (corporeal) * Phone to phone (voice only) * Written word ("snail mail") When we speak with someone face to face there are a host of channels through which we are communicating aside from actual words. In fact the non-verbal signals or paralanguage may be more important than the words themselves, for example body posture and eye gaze express liking for someone else. On the telephone some of these nonverbal signals are still there, such as pauses and tone of voice.

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    What Is The Internet?

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    Modern modems can transfer data at very high rates e.g. broadband and ISDN. You also need software that will enable you to access and view other Internet sites. The World Wide Web usually does this. FTP (File Transfer Protocol.) This is a way of getting files of information or programs from other computers. Many freeware programs use this such as MSN messenger e.t.c. Hundreds of others sites on the net use this program. There are also up to the minute weather satellite photographs and the current NASA projects can be accessed and downloaded via the Internet onto your computer.

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  14. Free essay

    Business communication review. A group of friends and I have decided to make a small business known as Beyond The Scoop. I have now been asked to create a detailed report on the different type of communication.

    Additionally, when speaking on video conferencing it is hard to determine on whose turn is it talk and can cause a lot of frustration. Purpose The purpose of video conferencing is to discuss and explain about issues. Email Email has taken a big role nowadays and is now surpassing the need for letters. It is commonly used throughout the world from teenagers to big cooperate businesses. The basic function of email is a message sent electronically. One business which uses email would be 'Amazon'.

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  15. I will describe a short formal document using order form as one of my examples.

    This will be kept for evidence for the supplier if anything might happen. A purchase order usually contains: PO number, phone number, name of customer, shipping date, billing address, shipping address, terms of payment and a list of services/products, often including description or part numbers of the items to be purchased, with quantities and prices. When accepted by the seller, it forms an agreement between the buyer and seller. Order forms are often used by business. Audience type The audience type for order form (short formal document)

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  16. Unit 1:Checking the validity of information

    Especially for kids; more than a few young people have been affected by hidden dangers of bad websites. As you can see the internet offers a range of vast variety and quantity of the web pages that could be accessed by anyone who has internet. But you now that not everything is reliable. Websites can now be created by anyone with access to the internet, using variety of web-authoring tools. The URL may give a clue to site content; however lots of them are misleading.

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  17. The Internet

    With the primary aim of demonstrating my considerable intellect I will now demonstrate the complexity of the many faceted issue that is The Internet. Social Factors As Reflected in classical mythology society is complicated. When Thucictholous said 'people only know one thing' [1] he was clearly refering to the impact of The Internet on today's society. No symbol is more potent than The Internet in society today. It helps to provide some sort of equilibrium in this world of ever changing, always yearning chaos.

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  18. What are the issues raised by ICT?

    In the U.S, a big brother style system has caused a stir amongst the U.S citizens. The system uses a technique known as Data Mining and the U.S insists that it will ensure greater security to all the American people. The system is so powerful that anything that anyone does can be recorded and checked to ensure that all are good citizens and are law abiding. The U.S government uses Total Awareness Systems which aim to use some of the techniques above in order to track down foreign terrorists.

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  19. ICT Coursework-Project 1a

    I will also be using operators such as 'and' or 'or' to help refine my search. Number ICT or NON ICT Use it Reason 1 ICT YES Because he looks like the character I wanted. I got it from a Google search 2 ICT YES Because in my story, the children will be on skateboard. I got it from a Google search 3 ICT NO Because I already have a better picture of a dog. I got it from a Google search.

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  20. ICT IN ORGANIZATION

    ICT in Tesco Stores There are four main areas of the company: * Sales * Purchasing * Finance * Operations Sales Involving the sale or distribution of the goods needed by Tesco. Sales in Tesco People can shop two ways in Tesco. Either by walking around the shop and getting what they need they can go online and order it and then have it delivered to them. This was of shopping is a lot less time consuming for the customer and this makes Tesco very popular because they offer a home delivery service when you do online shopping.

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  21. Powerpoint technical Report

    In case of any copyright issues, I have made sure I have recognised the origin of the video, in my presentation. Step 2 Once I had completed this, I wrote down what information each individual slide should contain, and the order each slide should go in, in Microsoft word: I did this because it allowed me to have the chance to analyse the amount of information on each slide, and to check if the correct data was present. It also gave me the ability to understand the order in which my slides should follow, and to make sure they followed each other smoothly, before actually creating my presentation.

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  22. ICT CMS

    formulas, the spreadsheet will help the manager calculate the profits gained using complex formulas, macros and graphs and it will help compare the profit gained between last year and this year using charts. Another alternative is using a database, the database will help record stocks in an organised way, which will be easy to view and store data. The third and final alternative is using FrontPage and creating a website which will contain Tables, charts, surveys and questionnaires which will be useful because it will help the A.G Cafe manager find out more about his customers and the products they prefer or dislike.

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  23. Comparing documents

    Coffee control has a header since it is part of their house style. All three organisations have included footer with their contact details in. JJPC have put their footer in the bottom left, whereas Coffee Control and Wessex water have put it in the middle. JJPC's footer includes their address, telephone number, fax number, website and email address. Nevertheless coffee control has included the same as JJPC's but do not have a website. Yet, Wessex Water has included their address, telephone number and fax number. JJPC's footer is undersized and dim, whereas Wessex Water and Coffee Control's are understandable, because it is legible.

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  24. Digital communications

    Dial up using the ISP software; 2. a modem converts the signals from your computer so that it can travel along the telecommunications line to your ISP; 3. The ISP provides a connection to the Internet. ISP - Internet Service Provider An ISP sells Internet access to companies or individuals. The ISP provides web servers which connect to the Internet. Services Provided by an ISP * A variety of bandwidth options; * An email service with virus protection, which allows users to send and receive email; * A web hosting service which allows users to upload their own web pages; * Online and telephone assistance.

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  25. The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet

    however, like every single innovation in science and technology, internet has its own advantages and disadvantages. Advantages Communication: The foremost target of internet has always been the communication. And internet has excelled beyond the expectations .Still; innovations are going on to make it faster, more reliable. By the advent of computer's Internet, our earth has reduced and has attained the form of a global village. Now we can communicate in a fraction of second with a person who is sitting in the other part of the world. Today for better communication, we can avail the facilities of e-mail; we can chat for hours with our loved ones.

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