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Comm 101: Winter 2008 Sections: 005, 006, 007 Erica Denise Williams, GSI Week 14 Notes The Internet and New Technologies: Media at the Crossroads Origins of the Internet By the 1990s, the Internet had become increasingly interactive. A. The Evolution of a New Mass Medium. Media innovations emerge in three  stages: the novelty or development stage, the entrepreneurial stage, and the  mass medium stage. B. The Birth of the Internet. The Internet began in the 1960s as a Defense  Department communications system called ARPAnet. C. The Internet Grows Up. By the end of the 1990s, Yahoo!, Microsoft, AOL, and  Google emerged as the leading forces on the Internet. The Structure of the Internet Today A. Internet Service Providers. Commercial online services, such as American  Online(AOL), enable access to the Internet. B. Web Browsers. Browser software displays the Web on your computer screen.  Internet Explorer continues to dominate the Web browser business. C.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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