sunnuntai 27. maaliskuuta 2011

Information revolution

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is anetwork of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail.
The internet gives us so much new possibilities to evolve as a race. New information is so easy to get, much easier than a few dozen years ago. If you get interested in something, you just make few clicks and voila, you now have the information you wanted to know. Also messaging across the world is easy and fast.
One very good example of the influence that internet has done to the world politics is Wikileaks. Wikileaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. Its website, launched in 2006 under The Sunshine Press organisation, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. WikiLeaks describes its founders as a mix of Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its director. The site was originally launched as a user-editable wiki, but has progressively moved towards a more traditional publication model and no longer accepts either user comments or edits.
What you think about the revolution of information technology? Write down your own thoughts, I would love to read them.


Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikileaks

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