Internet and Culture

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The spreading network, reach and penetration of the Internet have transformed the way today's global citizens' view their worlds. All of a sudden Internet has shrunk the world in size. It has changed the way people find information and altered the manner in which they have interfaces with many institutions, such as government, health care providers, the news media, and commercial enterprises…

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Terminology such as electronic commerce, e-health, telemedicine, and e-government was almost alien a decade back, however, same is in common parlance today. Reasons are apparent and they indicate that almost everybody is online and equally expects all other to be online too. Even popular print media comprised of major newspapers and magazines routinely devote large sections of print space linking their respective reading worlds with internet addresses. Most commercial advertising is considered incomplete without giving the address of the organizational website and emails. Shopping malls have virtual presence paralleling their brick & mortar elegances.Hotel, travel, movies and variety of entertainment can be either had online or booked online.Banks, broker houses, financial portals have websites and cater to host of financial needs at the click of a mouse. Educational libraries, virtual universities have sprung up to deliver educational products and resources of any kind right at the doorsteps of the Internet users. A growing body of government offices, market research organizations, and scholars have begun to focus on internet and carry out their activities online. ...
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