The Internet And Society : Shaping The Information Age

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Ashley Marie Livingston
John Frykenberg
History 8356
November 30, 2015

The Internet & Society
Shaping the Information Age

In todays Information Age, the Internet has become the most sought after resource tool by millions. It is reshaping the way people live in society and how they interact with one another. As more and more people log on the Internet, it has undoubtedly changed the way people think and feel about each other and the world around us. Communication has always been an important part of American culture and crucial to social lives. Means of communication have changed with the times, living situations and technological advancements. Society went from smoke signals that sent a few simple messages to writing letters to
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The outcome is a continuous expansion of human knowledge and information that is having a great impact, unfortunately not all positive, on our social, economical, and political organizations and way of life. “The Internet, like television before it, has a great impact on the politics and political system in our country. When Americans want information regarding an upcoming election they often use the Internet to help them make voting decisions. The advent of the Internet has had a tremendous effect on how political campaigns are structured. Both parties are taking advantage of blogs, email, raising money with text messaging and communicating with potential contributors through email. The Internet is proving to be a faster and cheaper way for political parties to view what the masses find important. It’s a powerful way to sway voters toward one candidate or issue.” (3) Using the Internet to win a political campaign has proven to be a very effective tool. The Internet serves a different purpose to every user, but to a country as a whole it serves the purpose of a great boost to their economy. Applications on cell phones powered by the internet have allowed consumers to shop and instantly purchase goods and services
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