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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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The Internet

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

*Stephanie E. Bor, Ph.D. is Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver (Denver, Colorado) and Jan Boehmer, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Journalism, in the College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania)

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 3.4 billion people use the Internet throughout the globe (Internet Live Stats, 2016). Since its humble beginnings as a military project during the late 1960s, the Internet has emerged as a crucial ...

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