Internet: Bringing the World Together Essay

1164 Words Apr 5th, 2014 5 Pages
The Internet today is the global platform of information infrastructure. It has a very detailed history and has been evolving ever since it first began… making a great impact on us in many aspects - technological, organizational, educational, economic, political, social, and moral (both intra-personal and inter-personal) environments.

According to The Internet Society organization, the predecessor to the modern Internet is a packet switching technique called THE ARPANET which was founded by a team of visionary minds at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) lead by the program manager and office director the scientist Lawrence Roberts. The initial ARPANET gradually matured into the “Internet” we use today (Brief History of
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As the Marketing Manager for FastSatelliteBroadband.org – Jessica Oakley writes;

“Every second someone is browsing a simple web site, roughly 20 milligrams of CO2 are generated. 35 billion minutes are logged online every month from users around the world, according to data compiled earlier this year by Go-Gulf.com.

According to anti-virus software firm McAfee, the electricity used to transmit the trillions of spam sent over the course of one year is equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power more than two million homes. Simultaneously, the carbon output equates to that of three million cars! (Oakley, 2012) ”

According to the report released by Pike Research, it is predicted that the data center power consumption will decrease by 21% between 2010 – 2020 with the shift to “Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency,” (Roddy Scheer R., 2011).

The impact of Internet on social communication has made it possible to bridge the world’s greatest distance with a single click. Since the internet’s most prominent feature – E-mail was introduced to public in 1972, for the past four decades, the development of virtual social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn have revolutionized the society by making it possible for people to get connected and stay in touch with family, friends, and acquaintances inexpensively through exchanging photographs and even real-time voice chats.

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