The World Wide Web and Effective CommunicationMore than any technical definition, the Web is a way that people communicate. The Internet, which is what the Web is laid down upon, started in the 1950’s as an experiment by the Department of Defense. They wanted to come up with something that would enable secure communications between various military units. However, once this technology was out, there was no stopping it. Universities such as Harvard and Berkeley caught wind of this revolutionary technology and made important modifications to it, such as addressing the individual computers from which communications originated (otherwise known as IP addressing).
Free Email Or Snail Mail?More than anything else, the Internet made people realize that communicating just by snail mail was less effective (not to mention much slower) than free email on the Web. The possibilities of world-wide communication were mind-boggling to people when the Web was just getting started. Nowadays, we think nothing of emailing our aunts in Germany (and getting an answer back within minutes), or seeing the latest streaming video full of up to the minute news. The Internet and the Web have revolutionized the way we communicate; not only with individuals, but with the world as well.
The World Wide Web - Part of Our LivesCould you imagine your life without using the Web - no email, no access to breaking news, no up to the minute weather reports, no way to shop online, etc.? Probably you can't. We have grown to be dependent on this technology - it has transformed the way that we conduct out lives. Try to go one day without using the Web in some fashion-you'll probably be surprised at how much you depend on it.
The Web-Always Growing, Always Evolving
The Web can’t actually be tracked down, you can’t point at it and say “there it is!” The Web is a continual, ongoing process. It never has stopped replicating itself or progressing since the day it began, and it probably will keep evolving as long as people are around to keep developing it. It’s made up of personal relationships, business partnerships, and global associations. If the Web didn’t have these interpersonal relationships, it wouldn’t exist.