Dec 28

How The Internet Has Evolved Over Time

Many people have heard of the Internet. In fact, according to TechPulse360, over one billion people use the Internet each day. With such an extensive number, it is easy to see exactly how the Internet has expanded over the past thirty years. Few people know the history of the Internet. However, it is easy to notice. Each year computers are getting faster and smaller. Each year, the Internet is getting faster and better. Something that started as a government project is now becoming one of the most commonly used things in the world.

The history of the Internet begins in the year 1973, where it was created by a group of people from ARPANET. ARPANET was a government organisation. Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn led this group. The project was meant to allow other computer networks to connect and communicate with one another.

In 1976, Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe developed the Ethernet. The Ethernet essentially allowed the coaxial cable to move data faster than normal. This was the first step to developing the LAN networks. In addition, it was the first step to making the Internet faster.

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Dec 27

How To Tackle The Internet Addiction

Internet addiction, as the name suggests, refers to a kind of psychological disease that people addict to the internet for a rather long time and produce an increasing dependence on the internet to such an extent that they themselves can not prevent them from surfing online. As in modern times, it is more convenient for people, especially teenagers, to access to the internet, thus causing the result that there is a large possibility for them to be addicted if they never understand what self-discipline is.
Bad consequences will appear I few do not handle the problem properly. Fires, it will cause great damage to teenagers physical health. As we all know, teenagers are in the key period of physical growth, If most of their time has been spent on internet, how can they still have energy to do exercises? Thus surely will weaken their health. Second, it will make teenagers to fall behind in terms of study. Since most of their time has been taken up by the internet, how can they concentrate on the study? Third, it will weaken teenagers moral principles. The internet world, also called the illusion world, is filled with fake information, which means teenagers are irresponsible for what they say and what they do in this world. Thus the corruption of their moral principles is within our imaginations.
Since there are so many bad consequences, how to tackle the problem, or in other words, how can they abstain from the internet addiction? There are several suggestions that may be helpful.
First, a realization of the problem is necessary. Parents should act like friends instead of dictators to talk with their children about the seriousness of the problem and try to make children to be clear of the fact that the main task for them so far is to study rather than surf on the internet. Second, an practical plan is highly recommended. Parents try to make a plan of decreasing childrens online hours. Say, eight hours for the first week, then seven hours for the second week and six hours for the third week. Finally, such a goal may be reached that they spend less and less time on the internet or even give it up. Third, the distraction from the internet may also help. It is true that teenagers need spiritual entertainments and internet is definitely the last choice. Parent should help them to distract their attention to other subjects, such as swimming, climbing and so on, thus making them lose the interest in the internet gradually.
No one can deny the fact that internet addiction is dangerous but hard to get rid of. Society should strictly implement the policy no juvenile is allowed into the cyber bar. Parents should spend more time with their children and help them to confront with their problems. Addicts should face their problems bravely and try their best to solve it. Only when there parties work united and cooperatively can the problem be solved to satisfaction.

Dec 27

The Influence Of Internet On Business And Marketing

Similar companies compete against one another while being only a click of the mouse away. In other words, a buyer can locate numerous sellers offering similar merchandise, similar prices and similar offers in a very short time period. As more people and businesses become comfortable with the internet, the marketing landscape will continue to evolve quickly in the coming years.

Use of the internet has exploded during the last few years in both the consumer and business-to-business markets. Although the experts still debate the future of the internet, no one doubts it is having an impact on how business is taking place in the twenty first century, even with all of the – – dot crashes – – of the late 1990s. Here are some facts about the internet that highlight its tremendous growth and presence in society:

– The most common products that consumers research online and purchase off-line at the store or outlet are: automobiles, computer, hardware, travel, electronics, books, appliances, music, sporting goods and clothing.

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Dec 26

The Top Five Broadband Internet Providers

In this era of technology, much of our time is spent accessing the Internet. Data is now easily gathered and information is automatically generated with the use of different web sites on the internet. Even schools, government agencies and health care facilities are now updating their records and making them available online. Here is a list of the top 5 cable broadband internet providers for home users.

1. Comcast
Comcast is the leading broadband internet provider which offers a maximum of 105 Mbps in most of its covered area. Their monthly rate is as low as $29.99. This rate may vary based on the speed you want for your home connection. Comcast also offers additional features like cable television and telephone services which attracts more customers. They also provide excellent technical services but sometimes encounter problems with field troubleshooting. But overall, Comcast is in the number one spot in the top 5 broadband internet providers.

2. Time Warner Cable and AT&T
Time Warner Cable and AT&T shared the second spot in the top 5 broadband internet providers. Just like Comcast, there services are offered in selected areas but with only 50 Mbps average internet speed. Their monthly rate is $29.99 and $14.95 respectively. Their high-speed internet access is not available in all areas where they provide service, however, they offer email accounts and security as additional features.

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Dec 26

Challenges Of Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing refers to the promotion of products and services over the internet. There are many who opt for online marketing for promotion of their business. Web has introduced many advantages to marketing. Few of them are lower cost and ability to have access to wider client base. Along with benefits, the medium that is interactive in nature brings various challenges.

There are many challenges to confront and surpass in the web business. The main area of concern is to market the products or services. There are numerous ways on the internet. Pay per click advertisements refer to a commercial media for which a marketer pays to promote himself. A person should have complete knowledge of the medium. There is a tendency to loose maximum amount of money if one uses it without knowledge. You should do a research and find out if it is beneficial for the business and you are able to reach target audiences. There are offline advertisements, which mean publicizing by distributing flyer, announcements, brochure, local newspaper, etc. In these printed materials, one should always mention his online site. However, simply talking about the company and providing the online site might not help. The content and the presentation of these advertisements should be fresh and crisp. It should entice a customer to know more about the organization or the product. Email Marketing is also an effective way to reach the potential customers. In this method, a marketer is able to communicate to new clients and retain the previous ones. An advertiser gets relevant queries and has a greater chance to have immediate sales. However, you should take care that the campaign sent to valid and relevant addresses. If this point is not kept in mind then you might be rated as a Spammer. Posting articles on number of websites is another way to promote a company or product or service. However, many fake links and sites claim to make an article writer rich. A person should be careful of such links. If a businessperson wants to make his website, he can do so. Website can make an organization stay connected with its consumers and potential customers all the time. However, if complaints posted by any of the customer, it should be given immediate attention and handled with care. Online payments should be done with security. Taking feedback from a client is essential.

It is great to do business on the Internet but one should handle it in such a way so that it brings success and profit.

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