The Social Impact of the Internet

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The Social Impact of the Internet

By | March 2013
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The Social Impact of the Internet
I. Introduction
A. There are 145,286,000 householders in Untied Stated, and 55% of these householders have Internet access; in other word, there are 79,907,300 householders have Internet access. B. Computers, laptops, smart mobile phones, or other devices to access the Internet are a necessity, and you can check email, go to facebook, and contact with others via these devices. C. The Internet has become increasingly important for our lives, and there is a growing number of people use the Internet. D. The Internet has changed our society, especially influences on education and health care. E. Indeed, the Internet changed our world, and what are the influences of the Internet on our society?

II. If we want to know the social impact of the Internet, we have to know the definition and development of the Internet. A. However, many people use the Internet everyday, but not all people know what the definition of Internet exactly is. 1.“The Internet is an international network of interconnected computers” (Howe, 2012). 2. The Internet is “a unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication” (Howe, 2012)

B. The development of the Internet is very fast and mature. 1. ARPANET was renamed ARPA (Advanced Research Project Agency) and designed to help the military to operate in 1969 (Howe, 2012). 2. In the 1970’s, with the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol) architecture first proposed and further developed, the Internet gradually matured (Howe, 2012). C. We realized the development of the Internet getter mature, and let’s look at the social impacts of the Internet.

III. A large amount of people use the Internet and the Internet influences the society manages information, so the Internet is considered important enough to change the world. A. On the one hand, large amounts of people use the Internet nowadays. 1.“About 94 million people use the Internet at home”(Newburger, 2000). 2. “More than 2...