In my mind, the characteristics of a wiki are, easy collaborative document editing and creating, ability to update content and ability to find content through searching and browsing. Beside, wiki has downside that anyone can edit web sites so, there is no privacy. It requires internet connectivity to collaborate with others.
Yet despite its innovations, e-publishing is still a young medium, and possibly it is far too new of an outlet to truly be one in which an up-and-coming author should rely. And yet, it is indeed a medium with many pros and cons over traditional publishing. For example, when one goes to a traditional publisher, unless they have been published before, it becomes dramatically difficult to convince the publisher that their work is worth the effort. That is because there are many costs that go into paper-based publishing, such as the costs of ink and paper, labor costs, and distribution costs. Howev... ... middle of paper ... ... not detract from the fact, however, that all books have a tactile responsiveness to them that makes them highly desired over a computer screen.
The internet is aninternational web of interconnected networks--in essence, anetwork of networks; these consist of government, education, and business networks. Software on these networks between the source and destination networks "read" the addresses on packets and forward them toward their destinations. E-mail is a very fast and efficient way of sending information to any internet location. Once an e-mail is sent, it arrives at its destination almost instantly. This provides people with a way to communicate with people anywhere in the world quickly without the costs of other forms of communicating such as telephone calls or postage for letters.
The pros and cons of Wikipedia are many and varied. A few of the strenghths and opportunities of the site include its accessibility, it’s virtual over pysical size, its ability to be revised and edited at no cost to the user, and that it is completely free to access. As it provides an opportunity for communal collaboration, it removes itself from the traditional heirarchial method o... ... middle of paper ... ...out of a new era and the world is increasingly becoming digital, it comes down to the fact that Wikipedia “taps an almost infinite wealth of talent, energy, and insight that far exceeds what Britannica’s closed model can muster”8 and through this, is on the route to offering a higher quality constantly improved encyclopedic online library. Works Cited Ayers, P., Matthews, C. & Yates, B. (2008).
Not everyone can make infographics from scratch, but there are tools available on the web which will help you create one. And the good news is, they are all free! Now I got your attention! Are you ready to create your own Infographics? Here are some popular tools to create your own Infographics.
The Web is interactive, and unregulated! It’s spirit is akin to the Wild West of the late 1800's. Ideas and boundless information are available at the touch of a person's fingertips, from anywhere in the world. It's possible to communicate ideas, thoughts, philosophies, or whatever you want to the entire world, but all of this becomes a moot point if a persons ideas cannot be understood or easily accessed. This is why in this so called "information age" it is a necessity to make your communications through the Web creative, expressive, and by all means accessible.
It means storage capacity, that’s can be access through a public network, like the Internet, or WAN (Wide Area Network). Internet users have the capability of expanding the amount of data Cloud Storage can hold without any limitations, but may require you to contact the service provider. For example services such as, Google Docs, Flickr, YouTube or Yahoo Mail, actually already using cloud computing. These allow you to store t... ... middle of paper ... ...text files and spreadsheets, cloud storage will be very beneficial. Using it as backup for these types of files is a major plus.
For some people, the Internet is nothing more and nothing less than a bundle of information. For others such as myself, the Internet is not only a form of learning - it's a way to express myself. For example, owning a personal webpage gives me the opportunity to express myself in a way that is much different from offline expression. Not only is it an emotional release, but I can also incorporate my artistic abilities within the layout. Chatrooms are a fantastic form of communication.
This effortless access to the internet not only means access to an immense amount of information, but also means it can be accessed by the vast majority of people no matter the level of their own education or knowledge. The internet is allowing for almost anyone to have access to vital information that would probably take days to discover in a matter of seconds. This combination of swift access, massive amount of information, and availability to many people makes the internet an important and necessary resource for educational purposes. Traditionally, to learn about certain subjects or news, one would have to go to the library and hope that there would be a book about the subject or wait for the news to catch up with the information required. However, the internet has been moving at such a rapid pace that this information has become as easy as typing in a few words in order to find almost all information about one's interest.
The Internet as a Catalyst for Stylistic Diversification The Internet, rather than entailing an end to the cultural and historical diversity of style in composition, has increased the potential for diversity of style beyond any previous benchmark. The Internet, as a post-modernist construct, thrives on diversity, relativism, and the lack of any absolute. In this environment, while the possibility exists for styles of composition to be created that some would consider worthless, the endless possibilities serve exclusively the interests of diversity. Though the desire for efficient transfer of information has provided a contrast to the potential for diversity, but as a whole, the Internet has provided a venue for experimentation with new styles of language, writing, and visual/pictorial expression. In order to make any sort of assertion about the relative diversity of styles proliferating on the Internet, or conversely, the lack thereof, it is first required that some definition of style be put forth and accepted as the foundation on which the argument will occur.