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Connecting the Third World
The use of internet in developing countries:
Benefits of internet:
Many people like to think that humankind is at the dawn of a new era, that of an age of enlightened communication. Visions abound on how breakthroughs in digital technology will change the way we live, work, do business, and interact. It is widely believed that the so-called information age will bring radical change and improvement, and countries all over the world are busy with constructing the necessary infrastructure, the “information superhighways”, in order to meet the challenges of the information society of the twenty-first century.
Currently, the Internet is the new resource tool for masses. It has changed the way we live in society and the way people interact with each other. As more and more people log on the Internet, it has undoubtedly changed the way people think and feel about each other and the world around us. When we begin to look at the ways it has changed society, we can clearly see the major differences.
It is widely believed that the digital revolution holds many promises for developing countries, allowing them to advance through stages of development and catch up with more developed countries. The idea of joining the global information society is pursued vigorously worldwide, not the least by commercial interests. Appropriate measures to be taken are increasingly on the political agendas at international, regional, and national levels and more international development efforts aim at introducing new information technologies in less-developed parts of the world.
In most developing countries, telecommunications infrastructure has long been low on the agenda, and other development goals have received higher priority. As a result, the telecommunications infrastructure is often seriously underdeveloped, and the cost of using it is generally more expensive in developing countries than in developed ones. The correlation between wealth and telephone lines is exemplified by the average number of telephone lines per 100 inhabitants being a mere 1.5 in the world’s poorest countries, as opposed to 52 in the richest ones. Unless these problems of basic infrastructure can solved in an imaginative and sustainable way, there is little point in maintaining any illusion about the widespread application of the Internet in developing countries.
The internet has changed the face of the lives of people, turning them completely into the modern and latest lifestyle with its developments. Today, instead of the newspapers, the people use the internet to access the e-news, which provides with not only the newspapers completely but also various different news channels from all over the world. Even the live video news from the news channels can be accessed through the net, overpowering the other media, even including the television.
There are also several open opportunities of making money through the internet, with the most common profession being the web site development with the increasing demand of web-development personals used to develop the websites to promote their business and companies.
Internet is indeed the major advancement in the modern era, enabling the common people to sit at home and rule the world.