The Internet Essay

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Michael Vong
English 1A

The internet, a vast interconnected network of data streaming across the world, through a web system of wired connections that spans to the length that wide as the globe. The precursors of the internet date back to research by the government of the United States, done back as early as the 1960s. The actual internet origins occurred some time in the mid-1980s as generations of exponential growth for computers of personal, mobile, and institutional reach the networking internet. Since the 1980s, the internet was mainly used solely for academic purposes, but commercialization of the internet in the 1990s led to the popularization and incorporation into the public use of the internet in daily life. As of mid-2012, 1/3 of the population of the world currently uses the internet, nearly 100 times more than the amount of people that used it in 1995.
The internet can be accessed via computers, desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, smart televisions, net-books, video game systems, and wrist watches as of the present day. The uses of the internet ranges from educational purposes to virtual content management, shows how versatile and flexible the internet can be proven to be. Other service that the internet provides are communication via email, file sharing, streaming of audio and video media, and data browsing through websites. Methods to access the internet can be done through dial-up, broadband landlines, Wi-Fi, satellite, and fourth generational mobile telecommunication technology based mobile telephony, also known as 4G. Libraries and internet cafes serve as public domains for internet access, as well as internet access points placed in airport halls, public terminal kiosk found in hotels, and hotsp...

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... can put risk on the safety of children from their parents getting addicted to the social network which results in the neglect of their child. The overwhelming number of social relationships and embedded messages in social networks, raises the number of social information that demand reactions from other social-networking users. As a result, certain users are perceiving the notion that they are handing out an excess amount of social support to their friends. This usage of social-networking called social overload, is due to usage extent, friends count, norms for social support, relationship type based on online or offline status, and age. Consequences that affect behaviors and the psychology of social overload involves social-networking exhaustion being perceived, a lack of user satisfaction, and higher rates of reduced or abandoned use of social networks entirely.
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