Impact of the internet

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  • The Internet
    • Impact of the Internet
      • Impact of the internet on individuals
        • Individuals can be up to date at all times
        • Access from anywhere with a connection
        • More open access although sometimes geo-restricted
        • Not always edited
        • Access booking systems for travel, leisure and entertainment
        • Do shopping and banking
      • Employment
        • Skill Requirements
          • many employers now require employees to use the internet for work and so he employees need to learn these new skills.
          • Journalists are often required to post and update their stories on social media
        • Job Opportunities
          • Homeowners are now purchasing smart systems that can be controlled from digital devices using the internet
          • There is now more employment in many jobs if they are able to offer modern services
          • As the nature of jobs changes the use of the internet at work grows and skilled works are needed to aid this development
          • People are required to train and advise unskilled workers and to create the digital devices and software that workers use
        • Job Losses
          • If employees do not keep updating their skills they may not have the ones required to carry out new work
      • Working Practices
        • Collaborative Working
          • The internet enables people to connec with one another in real time meaning the process of sharing work between employees is more efficient
          • Collaborative working allows work to be done more quickly 24 hours a day
          • Benefits
          • Drawbacks
            • Employees do not share their skills
              • Employees have reduced understanding of the whole project
                • It can be difficult for lots of people to agree
                  • It can be difficult to co-ordinate the work of many employees
        • Flexible Working
          • allows employees to decide the hours that thy work or where they work
          • Benefits
            • Employees can work at a time of day that is right for them
              • Can fit their work around their family life
                • can access up-to-date information
                  • can work from anywhere with an internet connection
          • Drawbacks
            • do not meet face to face as much reducing their understanding of each other
              • many not manage their work effectively
                • could work longer hours than exoected causing exhaustion
                  • may not have access to the same facilities or resources as employees who only work in one place
      • Social Impact
        • Social Interaction
          • Humans feel a need to connect with each other and to participate actively
          • The internet allows humans to communicate with any other connected person
          • Concern increasing virtual environments are replacing face-to-face social interaction
          • Damaging peoples abilities to talk to each other
        • Cyberbullying
          • Hurtful messages or distribution of upsetting images to hurt their victims
          • Isolate their victims by preventing them from participating in online event or discussions
          • Bullies on the internet often hide their identities
          • Information on the internet can spread more quickly than in person
        • Physical Activity
          • Access to online goods and services mean that people do not have to leave the comfort of their homes to shop, go to the bank or even school
          • The reduced need for physical activity as a part of daily life could have negative effects on people's health and wellbeing
          • Online communities aimed at fitness motivate people to exercise as users enjoy the encouragement from other members of the community
    • interconnecte-d network of computers that provide online servers to many users
    • IMAP- internet message access protocol for email
    • XMPP- extensible messaging presence protocol for messaging services like Whatsapp
    • FTP- file transfer protocol for sending files
    • HTTP- hypertext transfer protocol used for the World Wide Web
    • SSH- secure shell for remote logins
    • VoIP- voice over internet protocol used for voice call services like Skype

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