As the world is shifting toward the modernization, people that live in remote areas have a chance to get the abundance information from the internet. The increase in the availability of information has given numerous influence into how the world embrace the new modern life.
Back in 1994, most people had to call the bank, inquire in person, or wait for a paper statement to arrive in the mail to check their balances. News, reports and weather forecasts came over from newspapers, phone and on TV. At that time, most people still had to lick a stamp to send mail.
Then along came an experimental browser called Mosaic, followed by an improved browser from Netscape. After the given time, people are starting to uncover a new way of rapid and massive communication for information transaction, a new thing called the World Wide Web.
This technological powerhouse has given a new dimension to knowledge sharing and has made possible instantaneous access to information on any or every subject.
Mosaic and Netscape were the first popular connection to what came to be called the information superhighway and followed the first browser by Tim Berners-Lee.
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, fewer than one in seven Americans were online in 1995. Today, the majority of Americans are surfing the web, exchanging email, reading bank statements, news and checking the weather. Today, after a couple of decades, the internet has penetrated more than 30 percent of the world's population at 2.3 billion users, increasing at a rapid rate.
As culture slowly adopts the internet, e-commerce and other businesses enter the game and embrace the web with the biggest change effected by broadband. Since the last decade, the penetration of broadband and wireless communication has changed everything. Businesses using the internet undeniably gain a striking edge over the businesses making use of the conventional methods. Advertisers are also entering the market, trying their best to use the web. Computers and handheld devices is always on and the information is always there and always on the move.
The faster web makes it much easier for people to watch multimedia and share their moments. This emerges the Web 2.0 where the internet is aiming for user orientation and grow by user generated content.
With different people, culture and businesses that are all supported by technology made their way to the internet, the World Wide Web has transformed the way people live, work and play. People can now book all the elements of a vacation online, they can arrange for their bills to be paid automatically while they are away. They can put a hold on mail delivery, find directions to tourist attractions, get a long-term weather forecast of the places they visit, and many more. While on vacation, they can also log onto the web to keep up with online news from their hometown and and their current local area, and stay connected with friends and family by sharing their moments on social sites and talk in instant messaging.
With the most internet population get their information by entering what they want on search engines, any available information is just a few clicks away. Google that has the biggest share in the search engine market has made its debut by creating a phenomenon approach in indexing the web today.
In its first decade, the web altered the pace of popular culture. It made communication way easier by rendering information that is instantly accessible with less amount of cost and efforts.
On the whole, internet has unquestionably arrived with a generous number of advantages and is helping broaden horizons, the world over. It is doing its bit to make the world a smarter place as frequent and reliable resource sharing and discovery is brought to you by this new-age technological innovation. But, like any other scientific innovation, it should be used ethically for the welfare of the society.
There is no doubt that the internet is one of the greatest inventions of the last century. But like any young generations, the web as well as the internet are still developing and has some growing to do. With the current leap in the digital universe, an almost limitless possibilities await as the world slowly and steadily merge to the new modern life.