segunda-feira, 8 de março de 2010

The Internet

The Internet is a conglomerate of networks worldwide of millions of computers connected by TCP/IP that allows acess to information and all kinds data transfer. It carries a wide variety of features and services, including documents connected by hiperlinks on tehe World Wide Web (www), and infrastructure to support e-mail services such as instant communication and file sharing.
According to data from March 2007, the Internet is used by 16.9% of world population (about 1.1 billion people.

* Crime on the Internet is widespread:
Many internet crimes are associated with child sexual abuse involving prostitution and dissemination of pornographic photos of minors.
It has also been listed on defamation issues on social networking and the advocacy of unlawful acts, and also the dissemination of all kinds of prejudices. Another important issue relates to banking and financial crimes committed on the Internet.

* The Internet is also a form of leisure and more frequent use of this advantage are social networks:
Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, Twitter, Hi5, among others, have created a new form of socialization and interaction. Users of these services are able to add a wide variety of items with their personal pages, to indicate common interests, and contact with other people. You can also find a large circle of existing knowledge, esopecially if the site allows users to use their real names, and allow communication between the existing large groups of people.

* The Internet has contributed to aid in student learning:
The use of networks as a new form of interaction in the educational process extends the action of communication between and teacher and educational and culture exchange.
Now, students are increasingly use the Internet to work or to send them to teachers. It's easy and economical.

Miguel Sousa and Cláudia Silva 10ºB

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