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The Internet

Stephanie Bor, Ph.D. and Jan Boehmer, Ph.D.*

 

Why study the Internet?

  • The Internet is a global phenomenon that is used by nearly 2.5 billion of people living on six different continents.

  • The Internet is a constantly evolving technology that stimulates a seemingly infinite number of uses that continue to proliferate each day.

Introduction

There is no denying the significance of the Internet on human culture, as it has virtually infiltrated almost every aspect of society. The pervasiveness of this technology is illustrated by recent statistics, which reveal that nearly 2.5 billion people use the Internet throughout the globe (Miniwatts Marketing Group, 2012). Since its humble beginnings as a military project during ...

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