The emergence of cyber societies, thanks to the Internet technology, is creating new forms of identities. As it is, practically anything could be carried out over a network – particularly the Internet. This means people having common lifestyles, interests, views, religions and philosophies could meet virtually to discuss and resolve issues, post, send or receive publications/messages. Belonging to a particular group, as an Internet user, is what brings about digital identity. Some of these identities include simple users, Net surfers, Net developers, Net security professionals and Net criminals/terrorists, such as crackers and hackers. This book, Understanding Internet Browsing by E. J. Garba, throws in more light on Internet browsing.
This book, Understanding Internet Browsing by E. J. Garba, is concerned with the first two groups of identities. Simple Internet users are novices who only care about sending/receiving e-mails, chatting with their colleagues and friends. Because of the level of their awareness, which make them work slowly and considering the cost of Internet services, these users do not spend much time on the Net.
Net surfers spend quite a lot of time, say five hours, surfing the Net for one thing or the other. They could be involved in e-commerce (online banking, shopping, sales, etc.), discussion groups, where they could receive newsletters. They also play games, download/upload files, such as freeware, shareware and other applications and systems software. Interestingly too, they do watch e-TVs, listen to music and news or participate in videoconference via the CU-SeeMe Internet system.
Frankly speaking, the list of things to be done on the Internet cannot be exhausted, as new technologies are emerging daily. However, this book will shed some light on effective Internet surfing for fruitful results – while making you more computer-worthy and confident to face the challenges of this new digital identity. Understanding Internet Browsing by E. J. Garba explains more.
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