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

"The Internet will disappoint its wilder advocates".

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"The Internet will disappoint its wilder advocates" INTRODUCTION The internet brought huge expectations and radical ideas when it was introduced. In this report there are balanced arguments for and against the motion. Furthermore there are a range of different viewpoints, the users and the organization, which will identify different positive and negative angles to this debate. Finally a conclusion will address the different views and will finalize the perspective we choose to adopt. The most useful definition we have come across for what we call the Internet is that it is a) "Worldwide metanetwork of connected computer networks and conferencing systems " (Quarteman ,1990). If one were to suggest one single occurance which led to the creation of the internet, it would be the soviets unions launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957 with the implementation the Advanced Research Project Agency Network (ARPAnet). The internet was then an experimental wide area network connected major host's terminal servers. These were primarily universities and think tanks that were on contract to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencies. (DARPA), the Civilian arm of the Department Of Defence in the USA. As the number of area networks became more pervasive, many sites (Hosts) ...read more.

Middle

Out of these total, 71% of them have made purchases based on this. The customers feel that the emails provide them with a quick lead when they need information on the products. (DGT Internet Marketing, Accessed 28.03.2003) * Easy for customers to request sales follow-up The direct marketing email messages can include live links back to the organization's website where the customer can easily find the information they need as well just a click of a button to request for sales follow-up. * Sales website force is on-call screening, selling 24-7. Customers can now find out information they need on the products without the constant harassment of pesky salesmen. They can visit the organization's website, and go through new services and products using virtual tours. Only when customers really need answers for their queries, they can send an email to the organization's tech staff. For some companies with on-call staff, there is a service whereby the customer could send an email that triggers their beepers. For example, if one really needs their account representative urgently. * Online advertising has the ability to accurately target customers. In this new millennium, an organization's computer machines are learning to interact individually with people. ...read more.

Conclusion

Another grey area is the validity of online shopping prices. Some companies have incurred huge losses in profit due to simple mistakes relating to poor updating of correct prices, and unfortunately have had to sell certain products at a loss due to regulatory retailing laws. * Invasion of Privacy Privacy is another very huge disadvantage. International terrorism has had a huge impact on the whole world in many different ways. Although the capability of the internet is to connect people all over the world, in terms of terrorism it has proven to be a dangerous tool. The American government now has the right to investigate any persons email in detail for any reason in association with security or terrorism reasons. This has been welcomed very grugingly by citizens who perceive this as an invasion on human right, not even companies have this kind of regulations under the data protection act. This can have huge effects on the privacy of peoples emails and therefore force people to switch to other methods of sending information. * Cultural Preferences Cultural differences and preferences can influence users greatly. As a nation we may interpret things in certain ways, or expect text/ articles to follow in an up to down manner and certain colours may be very appealing. However in other countries or areas some of our preferences may not be easy to follow and even colours may signify different meanings. ...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. OCR GCSE Business & Communication Task 7 Report

    To successfully complete a mail merge you must first enable the mail merge tool by going to view, toolbars and then by selecting mail merge. This process will then enter the mail merge tool, enabling me to now merge data from my client database.

  2. ICT Systems in Everyday Life: Your Local Community

    All features of the still Image JPEG2000 Standard 15444 - Part1 can also be used. Requirements in data compression for Digital Cinema include high dynamic range, different colour spaces, highest image resolutions, best compression quality including lossless compression, and so on. * How well does it meet the need? Why?

  1. ICT IN ORGANIZATION

    This benefits the customer because this way the shops are always in stock. Finance Managing the flow of money in and out of Tesco. For the people that work in the finance department, their jobs include: * Credit control

  2. Free essay

    information age

    or not there could be hackers accessing your data and personal files. Touch screen- A touch screen is a display which can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area. The term generally refers to touch or contact to the display of the device by a finger or hand.

  1. special needs

    Maria can do word processing of CV's in her personal time as she has a computer and MS word installed. This precludes her from going out to internet caf´┐Ż's on her electronic wheelchair as she has access to her very own computer.

  2. ICT Final Project (Complete)

    - Depending on how Mrs Williams creates the map of seats, I may need to use a scanner to upload the map to the system - A scanner may be needed if Mrs Williams can provide me with a photo from a previous production by the school.

  1. ICT Final Project (complete)

    * The system must not be time consuming for the end user. * The system must work. - The calculations it produces must be correct. * The system must have a corporate image. * The system must calculate the % added by the company and the profit from that.

  2. The creation of the computer and Internet has affected businesses in many positive ways.

    If a business has a web site, this in itself means it is accessible by the global market, and it is vital that this business takes advantage of this. Your businesses web site has the ability to be viewed from all over the country and world.

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