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History and Structure of the Internet & Who's online
September 24 - September 30

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"To assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world."


Read the following articles located in your reading pack and use them in this week's discussion.

Web Words Of the Day
Coming Soon: The Superfast Internet
Networked Computing Comes of Age
Blacks Turn to Internet Highway, and Digital Divide Starts to Close
Half of EU set to be on 'triple play' of TV, broadband and phone by 2010
Just face it, girls: MySpace is like so totally over
Broadband for all - not!
Active Home Web Use by Country, May 2006
Bundled Services Gain Momentum
Global Internet Adoption Slows While Involvement Deepens

Unfortunately many of the sources that have been used for readings such as newspapers and magazines no longer keep their links active. For this reason, under Fair Use guidelines, you have been given a reading pack. You are not allowed to distribute the readings in any form.


Number 1: Create a photo of yourself.

Number 2: Go to the Bulletin Board..
and register.

Number 3: Complete your Moodle Profile

WARNING: Do NOT pick a 'cute' screen name. Use your REAL name! There are too many of us to have to try and figure out who is hiding behind a screen identity.

Upload your picture when you register for the BBS. We want to know who you are and what you look like.


Introduce yourself to the class. Include some professional information about yourself as well as some personal information. Also include what you hope to get from this class and also why you decided to do a Master's degree. Also talk about how long you've been online and the changes you've seen since you first became a 'netizen'.

Get comfortable with the bulletin board, start a 'chit/chat' with each other.


Check out these sites on a regular basis for current news concerning the Internet, the Web and technology issues:

The Guardian - Net News | The New York Times - Technology | CNN - Technology
The Washington Post - Wash Tech | The Silicon Alley - Daily | Hobbes' Internet Timeline v5.6 | eEurope 2002: Accessibility of Public Web Sites and their Content | e-MORIi's Technology Tracker


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