Internet is short form of Internetwork. Its often termed as Net. To go into Technical terms, the Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide.
Mode of communication like newspaper, book and other print publishing are now redefined by the internet into blogging and feeds. Post cards and mails have been replaced by e-mails and social Networking. One Such social networking site is facebook, founded by Mark zukerberg in 2004, it has now over 900 million active users. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders.
Internet offers great flexibility in location and working hours as internet can be accessed from numerous resources such as laptops and high & low end mobile technologies.
Today we can learn anything from Internet, universities are offering distance education system, where doubts can be cleared online. Internet has been boon for those housewives to learn new and everything possible. It has never been easier for people to access educational information at any level from anywhere.
Web portals like Yahoo, Google, MSN are the pillars on which this whole industry depends. Yahoo homepage : http://www.yahoo.com is world number one homepage. Google search has more than one billion searches everyday. Another google website Youtube plays more than 2 billion daily video. MSN owned by Microsoft is even used by millions world wide.
Other most important website include facebook and google plus. Wikipedia is another website that is widely used and appreciated worldwide. Wikipedia is free encyclopedia founder by Jimmy wales and Jerry sanger. It has around 365 million active users worldwide.
Many people use the World Wide Web to access news, weather and sports reports, to plan and book vacations and to find out more about their interests. People use chat, messaging and email to make and stay in touch with friends worldwide, sometimes in the same way as some previously had pen pals. The Internet has seen a growing number of Web desktops, where users can access their files and settings via the Internet.
Side of Internet
How many time we hear about e mail phishing, hacking and online scams, it has become a daily affair now. Almost every internet user has seen dark side of it. But still, it has revolutionised life of masses and is the most booming industry now. Future of business is online, one can not think about expanding business globally without internet.