The importance of the internet in today's society

2096 Words Mar 15th, 1997 9 Pages
The internet is important to America and world society

as it adds another resource to enhance entertainment,

education and business. How do we know this? The amount of

information available on the Internet is growing at a rapid

rate of 10 percent in just one month. The internet is slowly

but surely becoming the number one household commidy beating

out the Television. How is this possible? Well look how much

the Internet has to offer.

Imagine being able to take college courses from highly

regarded Colleges from your own home. With the World-Wide-

Web this can all be possible. The World-Wide-Web has great

potential as human resource development tools. Many

institutions and government departments are experimenting

with a variety
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Collins is pleased with the students' response to the

idea. The twenty-five places available for the spring

offering filled quickly and ten students are on a waiting

list.

Libraries are rapidly coming on to the Internet. For

instance, if an internet user who was going to the

University of Maryland and needed to access some information

for his research paper he could do it through the web. All

he would need to do is access the web page address and point

and click.

That is just one of the Web's many features. Around two

years ago the leading World-Wide-Web company Netscape, which

is the leading web browser of all online users at a 57

percent usage rate began experimenting with actual sound on

the web. Now thanks to their hard work you can listen to

clips of your favorite musical artist, sometimes before they

even come out. Also, if a musician has a webpage which most

do, you can find the lyrics to your favorite song, when his

next album will be out, or even his favorite flavor of

icecream. It's all on the web.

How about Movies? Yes, movies are even making use of

the web. There just is not much you can show on T.V. in 30

seconds. So, now using your web browser, and Real Audio

technology ( An animation technology created in late 95 )you

can view movie clips right off the web. This is a great way

for movies to advertise for less money, and at the same time

give you the viewer a better idea of just what
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