Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Quick Facts Most popular Web site...

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Chapter 6 Quick Facts Most popular Web site worldwide: Yahoo (2006) Number of iPods sold since being introduced in October 2001: 60,000,000 (2006) Fastest-growing Web site in 2005: MySpace.com Percent of Americans who cite the Internet as their main source for news: 24 (2006) Internet Stats As of 2006, there are 1.1 billion Internet users worldwide Source: eMarketer 8/1/07/tvb.org Estimated to reach 1.5 billion in 2011 70% of U.S. households have Internet access The Internet is different from traditional broadcasting ISPs, routers, Java, and domain names are words that reinforce this notion Early development of the Internet was among scientists, computer hobbyists, and businesspeople Today, media presence on the World Wide Web is important and growing Streaming media and net broadcasting are examples of media on the Web Teletext and Videotext Teletext - providing information via electronic network CEEFAX - A pioneering information service in Great Britain delivered information within the “blanking” of the TV signal Videotex - Experiments in the U.S. sponsored by newspapers (delivered by telephone) Videotext - France’s Minitel provided data services via the national telephone system The Source - an early home information utility linked home computers to a central server *The Book* Prodigy and America Online - Early ISPs ISP - Internet Service Provider Prodigy differed from earlier services (Sears/IBM Joint Venture) Replaced the Sears Catalog Provided monthly services for a flat fee Used a graphical interface
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Contained advertising embedded in the screens America Online provided new services (Originally Quantum Computer Company) Chat rooms and discussion forums helped AOL distinguish itself Early ISPs Chart on Internet Speeds Changes in technology during the 1980s Modems increased in speed Telephone access costs decreased Newer computers like Apple’s Macintosh introduced ease of use Color displays replaced monochrome displays ISPs Grow, Business Plans Fail
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