• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Development of the Internet

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Internet. The Development of the Internet The Internet had started as a research project that was funded by the US Military. There were only three computers that were linked up to this network at this time. After 1969 a total of four computers were linked to this network, but nowadays there are billions. To link onto the internet everybody had a dial up connection which was a connection through your telephone line, when you wanted to go onto the internet a analogue signal would have been sent to your telephone provider and you would have been billed by them according to what your pay package was. The disadvantage of this was that you couldn't accept telephone calls that were being made to your phone numbers but now the latest technology allows telephone calls to be accepted regardless if you are on the internet and now a new digital signal is being used instead of the old analogue one. Before simple information was displayed on the internet for example reviews and news and membership clubs were common, but now anything can be found on the internet. The internet also has a long way to go before it is 100% safe in the future; internet developers are working on improving the search engines, privacy and the security of the internet. Spam Spam is the name given to unwanted e-mails. ...read more.

Middle

One of the most well known viruses is the 'I Love You' one which comes up in your e-mail account as a normal e-mail then the curious receiver opens it and wonders who sent this I love you e-mail, it turns out to be a viruses that deletes all the files on your computer. To deal with viruses that you can get on the internet you should download certain programs that prevent unknown things trying to access your computer. One of the most common internet securities is the Norton collections. Internet abuse Many people abuse the internet and what it offers. Paedophiles is a wide spreading problem and they use e-mail to lure people into traps they normally meet up with somebody they met over the net in discreet locations where they sexually assault them. Sexual content is the main abuse of the internet. People now even have virtual sex over the internet and strip in front of web camera just for fun, some of this is highly illegal and severe consequences await offenders. Advantages of the Internet > Vast amount of information available about almost anything > Knowledge of experts is easy to get hold of > Its good for communicating > Can access information whenever > Information is easy to get hold of > Its always up to date Disadvantages of the Internet > Can be costly when you have it for a long time > Its expensive to buy ...read more.

Conclusion

Below is a graph to represent the overall percentage of why people are still reluctant in using the internet. If people can't afford the internet I think that even if they don't have computer they should ask the government whether they are entitled to benefits this will give free access in internet cafes. Furthermore if you don't use the internet because of a lack in skill then all you have to do to discover the benefits of the internet is to attend a computer course at a local school or college, some of these are free and you may even get a qualification at the end of it. If you feel too old to use a computer then you should realise that you are never to old to do most things just because you feel too old it doesn't mean that you a restricted on the things that you do on a computer, just because of your age. The internet is set out to benefit all sorts of people. If you think that you have no computer access then you should realise that there are a lot of computers at libraries, internet cafes and even schools to use all you have to do in most cases is book one day before you intend to use them. If you don't want to use the internet you should at least try it and give it a go, then if you still don't want to use it then that's fair enough but you never know till you have tried it. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Communications section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Communications essays

  1. SK-II has already established as a leading brand within its' skin-care industry. By empowering ...

    Success depends on addressing customer needs, customer wants. SK-II can obtains detailed information about a customer's behavior, preferences, needs, and buying patterns and uses that information to customize its entire relationship with that customer. By using CRM SK-II can easily segment their customers into specialized interested groups. By knowing what each customer's interest and buying habit, SK-II can

  2. The main Internet technologies.

    you to connect to a desktop PC and to use the PC's keyboard - this is not so convenient. * Only larger PDAs have actual keyboards, so most PDAs require you to enter information through the touch screen with the stylus.

  1. This report gives the clear idea about current statistical situation in e-learning trends.Task 2 ...

    Video formats for the web are AVI, QuickTime and MPEG and can be played using video players that are supported by common web browsers. Macromedia Director, Movie star Maker is some of the professional authoring tools to create video. Animation tools Animation formats on the web are JAVA, Shock wave,

  2. My research concerned how the Internet could be used to help people who were ...

    welfare benefits), taking money and/or making someone ask for money. (Source: NAADV) One in four women may experience domestic violence in their relationships with men. Also 100,000 women seek treatment in London each year for violent injuries received in the home (http://home.cybergrrl.com/dv/body.html).

  1. Internet Protocol V6

    The following is a list of the new features of Ipv6: * Increased address space of 128-bits. * A hierarchical address structure to reduce the size of the Internets routing tables. * A simplified packet header to enable faster processing and routing of packets.

  2. The world of the United States Post Office is rapidly transforming due to the ...

    In 1976, Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe developed what is known as the Ethernet, which consisted of coaxial cable to move data extremely fast(www.isoc.org). The development of the Ethernet was a crucial component to the development of the Internet. The Internet Society was chartered in 1992 with the release of the World-Wide Web by CERN(www.isoc.org).

  1. Comparing documents

    Coffee Control has used two logos, one on each side; this is part of their house style. Their logo is small; it is turquoise and white and has a mug in it. In Wessex Waters business letter they have put their senders address on the top right, beneath their logo;

  2. Free essay

    information age

    Your communicating with web-base by searching different things and if you can't find the things you want to search for you can go on to advance search where you can be more specific on what you are looking for, this is communicating with the internet to find the things you

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work