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What is the internet?

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Internet What is the Internet? The Internet is the large group of millions of computers around the world that are all connected to one another. The Internet is one of the most important changes that has happened to the way we live and work in the last fifteen years. It began life in a small American laboratory; its inventors could never have foreseen how it would develop over time. The Internet now spans the world, connecting billions of people in their everyday lives. How do you connect to it? These computers are connected by phone lines, fiber optic lines, coaxial cable, satellites, and wireless connections. When you log on to the Internet you are given access to many of the other computers that are connected around the world. Some common ways of connecting to the Internet include: * Internet service provider (ISP) by modem * Internet ready cable * digital subscriber line (DSL) Internet service providers are a company that provides internet access. ...read more.

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You can send and receive e-mail. You can chat with text or voice. You can browse the World Wide Web. And you can perform countless other tasks with the appropriate software. Uses of the Internet: The Internet can be used for a number of things, one use is for business. This can be used for market analysis, product analysis, recruitment, attracting new clients, access to new information on a timely basis; rapid communications... its uses are - almost - limitless. As time goes on, more and more applications appear allowing new and unthought-of uses of the Internet. CU-See Me allows video conferencing; the Internet Telephone allows toll-free international telephone communications. Businesses use it to sell and buy products online and also to interact with other businesses. New business opportunities have sprouted because of the internet. Auctions take place and sites like e-bay provide the opportunity for everyone to put their things on auction. The internet has developed to give many benefits to mankind. ...read more.

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This had already been done with many e-mail inboxes. Sites also have been hacked leading to major mishaps. Sending a virus on the Web has also been another way that people's computers have been infected. However even though there are many dangers to using the internet, there are safety precautions one can take so that you can use the internet with no worries. For example you should remains as anonymous as possible, which means keeping all private information private. The information that you should never give out on the Internet are your full name, home address, phone number, social security number, passwords, names of family members and credit card numbers, unless you are completely sure it is a trusted and official websites. To avoid getting a virus on your machine you need a virus protection software, you can also buy software that helps rid your computer of unwanted spyware available to protect you from these and other online annoyances, such as blockers for those in your-face pop-up ads. Although if you do invest in protection software you need to keep it updated to be sure it continues to do its job as new technologies evolve. Future of the Internet: ...read more.

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In summary, I would grade the report as a 'Merit'. This is the second highest grade in ICT. The report shows a clear understanding of how the internet was created and how consumer's connect to the internet. The report is ...

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In summary, I would grade the report as a 'Merit'. This is the second highest grade in ICT. The report shows a clear understanding of how the internet was created and how consumer's connect to the internet. The report is a little weak on the Internet Misuse section which is lacking detail. In addition the section 'Future Of The Internet' is in-complete. The report states three main different methods to connect to the internet, these are well explained. The report does mention a fourth which is though a wireless connection. However this is lacking detail and this is a major form of internet usage which is extended to grow in the near future. The student could give more detail on how a user is able to connect using an wireless connection. In addition, there is a clear difference between 'Public' and 'Private' wireless connections, and this would be high level to discuss and evaluate each option and mention a small number of security issues with both of these options. I've noticed that there's a section named 'Future Of The Internet' at the bottom of the report, however this is blank. This section would need to be completed before the work is submitted.

Level of analysis

The report mentions a number of ISP's such as 'BT Internet', however for Distinction the report may need to give examples of the prices and the amount of data that the ISP allows the user to consume. The student could discuss how an increased amount of data usage would lead to an increased price. In addition the student could mention how the UK compares in terms of speed with a number of other countries. The section 'Internet Misuse' is lacking some detail and the student shows a basic understanding of how people may abuse the internet. The student could place a real example of what artists within the music market think regrading the issue of music piracy. Using examples would enhance the report, and back the background research that the student has written.

Quality of writing

The opening sentence doesn't make sense, as it states 'The Internet is the large group of millions of computers around the world that are all connected to one another.' This should be correct to something on the lines of 'The Internet is an network which joins a number of computer devices together'. Throughout the report, there are a number grammar issues, which need to be correct. This requires a simple read and the student to re-word some of the content written.


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