Today, the Internet is now a very public, participatory and self-sustained facility available to hundreds of billions of people world wide. It is no longer used simply as a primary means of data access, and fuelled the creation and development of its own community through web content and social media sharing. Today, the Internet offers users an interactive interface through websites, services, file sharing and social networking, making it easier than ever for people to interact and develop a strong sense of community.
The Internet, like all technology, is always being developed and changed, with new protocols, formats and applications being created all the time. One of the key developers of the Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, realized that one of the main benefits of the Internet was that it would create an environment where different groups could come together and build a community based on common interests, ideas and problems. He therefore developed the Internet protocols, which form the backbone of the Internet we know today. While Tim Berners-Lee is largely responsible for the success of the Internet, it was none other than Henry Kissinger who said in his book “The World Power” that “nothing has gained a universal popularity like the Internet.”
The Internet is a living organism. Just like all other systems, the Internet requires regular maintenance and improvement in order to work well. This is done through widespread education and publicity, both online and offline. The Internet is constantly in a state of change, which is dictated by new technologies, protocols, communities and users. Keeping up with the latest developments and protocol changes can be difficult but is absolutely necessary if you want to stay on top of the competition.