What would the world be without the internet and the web as we know it today? The collection of networks is part of our everyday life.
This network is a rich and valuable source. It has it all: Information, communication, shopping and entertainment.
History of the internet
The international network has not always been like we now know it. It all started in the 1960s with networks like ARPANET or Tymnet. The networks were used primarily to send and receive important data for research or businesses. During the 1990s, the commercialisation of the international network made it available to a wider audience, with its own and new ideas about how to use this technology.
Uses of the Internet
Through its commercialisation, the gateway to the colonisation and remodelling of the Internet was open to the public.
This is how services like email, information, Voice over IP, file sharing or even Television over IP, that we use daily, came to be. The development of the web as we know it started as a research initiative but also a commercial one. That is why it is a very important marketing tool. Events like Cyber Monday, the best day of the year for online shopping, became a trend.
Internet: Merging the virtual and the physical worlds in the future?
What is next for the international network? Faster, more stable and yet safer connection is the aim of the main ISPs. More than that, it is its use and questions about how actions which originate on the web impact the rest of the world which matter. Revolutions that started on the web, philanthropy actions to help developing countries and the various changes that are possible through the network of networks are incredible.
The internet era is far from over; staying connected is always possible – by mobile phone, in the car or other devices – and is quite a must.