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The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective
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The Internet is the decisive technology of the Information Age, as the electrical engine was the vector of technological transformation of the Industrial Age. This global network of computer networks, largely based nowadays on platforms of wireless communication, provides ubiquitous capacity of multimodal, interactive communication in chosen time, transcending space. The Internet is not really a new technology: its ancestor, the Arpanet, was first deployed in Abbate But it was in the s when it was privatized and released from the control of the U. Department of Commerce that it diffused around the world at extraordinary speed: in the first survey of Internet users counted about 40 million; in they are over 2. Furthermore, for some time the spread of the Internet was limited by the difficulty to lay out land-based telecommunications infrastructure in the emerging countries. This has changed with the explosion of wireless communication in the early twenty-first century.
What language do you speak? What is your religion? What holidays do you celebrate? What is your racial identification? What is your ethnic identity? What is your culture? Culture is that which shapes us; it shapes our identity and influences our behavior.
The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western origin, but is influenced by a multicultural ethos that includes African , Native American , Asian , Pacific Island , and Latin American people and their cultures. It also has its own distinct social and cultural characteristics, such as dialect , music , arts , social habits , cuisine , and folklore. The United States is ethnically and racially diverse as a result of large-scale migration throughout its history. The varieties of English people, as opposed to the other peoples on the British Isles, were the overwhelming majority ethnic group in the 17th century population of the colonies in , and were The English ethnic group contributed the major cultural and social mindset and attitudes that evolved into the American character.
The society of the United States is based on Western culture , and has been developing since long before the United States became a country with its own unique social and cultural characteristics such as dialect , music , arts , social habits, cuisine , folklore , etc. Today the United States of America is an ethnically and racially diverse country as a result of large-scale immigration from many different countries throughout its history. Its chief early influences came from English and Irish settlers of colonial America. British culture , due to colonial ties with Britain that spread the English language , legal system and other cultural inheritances, had a formative influence. Other important influences came from other parts of Europe.