INTERNET AND COMMUNICATION
Internet is one of the greatest technologies in the world developed towards the end of the twentieth century. The internet was developed in the 1950s but gained increased commercialization in the mid 1990s and it has had a great impact not only on communication but also on provision of other services like e-commerce, e-governance, and many others. Currently, it is estimated that about a quarter of the total world population have access to and constantly use internet services.
This paper will explore the internet as a medium of communication and the role it has played in development of new interactive media feature by looking at four examples including Facebook, Second Life, Yahoo.com, and ebay.com.