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Ivan Joshua S.

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Functions of Internet
1. Communications
In principle, internet users have high regard for the internet as a tool of
communication; 85% of both men and women say they consider the internet
to be a good way to interact or communicate with others in their everyday
Email has always been the most popular application on the internet.
Over 90% of internet users send and receive email. Since we began tracking,
email use in 2000, the number of men and women who do, email has been
about equal, with women sometimes taking a slight lead. Further, on an
average day, just about the same number of men and women will access
their email. As for volume on a typical day, men and women also say they
receive about the same number of emails in both their work and personal
The World Wide Web, or the Internet, is a series of connected networks
that connect computers across the world together. This network allows
different kinds of communication methods. Voice over IP, or VoIP, refers to
programs like Skype that allow people to communicate using audio and
video over the Internet. Social media sites like Facebook are another
example of Internet communication. These sites allow people to post
messages and then respond to the messages over others in a long network
from one computer to another. Internet forums also facilitate communication
by letting someone create a thread, which others then respond to in a long
chain. Many websites such as blogs also allow people to post comments to
communicate that way. Chat rooms are among some of the oldest examples
of communication on the Internet along with forums. Even before graphic
user interfaces, such as AOL, it was possible to communicate over the
Internet in text form only when the Internet was mostly a collection of
connected college and government computers.
2. Transactions
In their day-to-day lives, 75% of internet users believe that the internet
offers them a good way to conduct their everyday business like banking or
buying tickets, although men, at 78%, say this in significantly higher
numbers than women, at 71%.
An internet transaction is the sale or purchase of goods or services,
whether between businesses, households, individuals, governments and
other public or private organizations, conducted over the internet. The goods
and services are ordered over the internet, but the payment and the ultimate
delivery of the good or service may be conducted on or off-line.
Transactional websites help to facilitate online management of
payments between consumers, companies and organizations. These types of
websites are normally a mixture of informational content and portals for
making online financial transactions. A bank website that offers customers
the ability to log into accounts and deposit, withdraw or transfer money is an
example of one type of transactional site.
Governments set up transactional websites to allow citizens to pay
taxes and fees conveniently online. In addition, government sites post tax,
business and other types of forms designed to report income and other
financial details.
Retailers and business service providers use transactional websites to sell
goods and services to consumers. Customers are directed to make purchases
via an online shopping cart or merchant payment processor.
Loan companies accept loan applications that require management of
private financial data. Consumers and businesses granted loans are given
access to a secure gateway to make monthly payments.
Transactional websites require adherence to strict security measures in order
to ensure the safety of private financial information.

go backward. 77%. Getting information All internet users have a high regard for the internet as a source of information. It is the foundation for a more immersive. Nearly all internet users.Many activities are being done by people over the internet. iTunes. and Opera Software owns Opera. weather reports. .3. but men look for a broader range of information online than women do. graphics. create text and images on the screen. Various computer programming languages. including HTML. interactive. which web browsers interpret to display information visually. music and videos streaming. forums. Typically. regardless of age. The same number also say they expect to find information on particular products they want to purchase. 91%. which has about 25 percent of the browser market. 82%. Safari is Apple's web browser. move forward and save favorite sites for future use. reviews. Chrome is a Google product that has been slowly gaining ground on Microsoft's Internet Explorer since 2008. However entertainment from the internet has captured the interest of almost everyone.the internet is going to continue to provide more forms of entertainment and open more opportunities to be amused. app store. with social networking service such as social graph management. Security settings on web browsers prevent malicious computer viruses from downloading to a computer. content and people.16 About 80% of both men and women also expect to find information online about more specialized topics of government issues and health or medical issues. Web browsers also know how to communicate with web servers that host websites and pages that are transmitted to computers. video chat communications. Online social entertainment blends entertaining interactive functionality and content including live video streaming. and geo-location options. multi-player gaming. although this includes more men. Social entertainment is distinct from social networking websites in that the former is based fundamentally on immersive engaging experiences with functionality. A web browser is a computer program that allows users to view information. ratings. About a third of internet users say they expect to find reliable information online about individuals. than women. Examples of this are YouTube. while the latter is based primarily on building and maintaining relationships with other users. interactive pages and videos on the Internet. Mozilla makes Firefox. 4. In the future. and sports scores. Entertainment The internet is a great value for entertainment. scroll through pages of information. agree that the internet is a good source of information for everyday interests like news. enriching and engaging content consumption experience through social channels. Web browsers let users input a website's address. social entertainment is defined by the individual sites dedicated to a particular type of entertainment experience incorporating basic social networking services.

or via Skype. Aimed at rolling document and application sharing up with chat and perhaps versioning and other auditing capabilities. Wikis are perhaps best thought of as online encyclopedias or “how-to” manuals. The remote access software dials in directly to the network server. or making contributions to a wiki Shared workspaces are among the most visible entries in the collaboration space. and some remote access software to connect to the network. as in online meetings. this implies a computer. Whereas remote control refers to taking control of another computer. edit. Perhaps the most visible example of this breed is Wikipedia. they may have more or fewer features. through instant messaging.” as they say. involves: Awareness – We become part of a working entity with a shared purpose Motivation – We drive to gain consensus in problem solving or development Self-synchronization – We decide as individuals when things need to happen Participation – We participate in collaboration and we expect others to participate . remote access means that the remote computer actually becomes a full-fledged host on the network. and variants exist throughout enterprises of all kinds and sizes. as when uploading documents or annotations to shared workspaces. The good news is that. active wikis tend to be of fairly high quality due to the selfpolicing nature of an engaged user base. and may be available either for license or on a syndicated basis “in the cloud. Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum eRoom of the former. and reorganize content using a Web browser. a modem. Collaboration enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and common business purpose. where the interaction can be time-shifted. over time. and Asynchronous.Remote Access The ability to log onto a network from a distant location. Collaboration at the conceptual level. It exists in two forms: Synchronous. Generally. The only difference between a remote host and workstations connected directly to the network is slower data transfer speeds. Google Docs is a notable example of the latter. where everyone interacts in real time. They are applications that let users freely create. The plus and the minus of wikis are that more or less anyone can enter anything into the resource – so while they’re a great way to capture and share what people know. they also must be vetted to ensure nothing erroneous gets planted within (intentionally or otherwise).

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