The Internet: An Avenue of Virtual Communication

Ahmet Ecirli, Ebrahim M. Daniel, E. Dangui


The Internet is a "network of networks" that connects different ranks of several thousand information networks from dozens of countries around the world. It is a virtual network consisting of an ever-growing number of LAN (Local Area Network-LAN), public and private networks over large areas (Wide Area Network-WAN), regional and national networks that are interconnected (Vasiu, I., 1998). The digital revolution, based mostly on the internet hasn't gotten any halfway, "you haven't seen anything yet." (Ulieru, M. 2008). The Internet represents the biggest "neighborhood" of Cyberspace that makes available to users a few major categories: World Wide Web, Electronic Mail, Usenet, and Internet Relay Chat. The World Wide Web represents an "electronic marketplace" for goods, services and a wide range of applications. Different users constitute their sites, which are presented in Cyberspace as "showcases”. The Internet is administered by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which endorses the sites names and addresses; It depends directly on the US Department of Commerce and the US Government.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p660

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