The Influence of the Internet on Modern Society.

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The influence of the internet on modern society.
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By Ryan Foreman
This essay focuses on the impact that the interent has had on modern society. I will give a brief history of the internet, talking about its origins and the key developments that have occured up until now. Then look at how the internet has changed society so far, including how it has changed social interactions, e-commerce and jobs. Also discussing the advantages and disadvatages of the interent and if we are better of with the internet, how i think the internet will develop and finally drawing my own personal conclusion.
History of the internet -
Before the invention of practical computers, people had visioned concepts of the internet
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Business has thived on the internet, internet business are able to reach a wider market [2]"Through the internet, a business of any size can compete in the global marketplace. In fact, on the internet, the size of an organization's operation makes little difference because the internet is an open environment. " because anyone has access to the internet businesses can reach anyone also giving the customer a wider choice of products.
The internet has also seen new markets for jobs appear [3]"over the last decade or so the Internet has created 1.2 million jobs, many paying higher salaries than average." because of the new developments there are more people needed to perform research maintain and manage these areas of the internet.

The dangers of the internet.
In this paragraph i will be looking at the disadvantages of the internet.
There are dangers of online communication such as social networks where users can lie about who they are [4]“Megan thought she was being abused by 16-year-old Josh Evans, she was actually talking to Lori Drew, the 49-year-old mother of one of her former friends who, it is alleged, had set up a fake profile to taunt Megan.” in social networking sites it is very easy for people to
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