Internet and Email

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6.2 internet and Email

We are living in an ear of advance technology, where every part of our daily lives in related to the science of craft in one way or another. There’s no doubt that over the years technology has been responsible for creating amazingly useful resources which put all the information we need add our fingertips. The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the interlinked hypertext document of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail. The internet is a large computer network in the world, connecting millions of computer. A network which is a group of two or more computer system linked together.

E-mail is short for electronic mail. An email is a latter that is sent over a computer network instead of being sent through the post. You can attach documents and photos to emails, just like you can include a photo or a document with a letter.

Some of the popular services of the internet are:

  • E-mail: Sending and receiving mail electronically.
  • File Transfer: Transferring file from one computer to another.
  • WWW (World Wide Web): retrieving information residing on the internet servers in the form of websites.
  • Chat: Exchanging views or communication information instantly.

Use of the Internet

Online communication

Computer user around the world to communicate with each other extensively can the e-mail services on the internet today.

Feedback about products

Commercial organization are also using the internet to gather information about user satisfaction of existing product, market opportunities for new product. This is usually accomplished by putting up an interactive survey application by the organization on the WWW site on the internet.

Product promotion

Several commercial organization are effectively using the internet services for promoting their products.

Customer support service

Many organization are also using the internet to provide timely customer support.

Online shopping

The internet has also facilitated the introduction of a new market concept, which consists of virtual shops. These shops remain open 24 hours all year round and are accessible to purchases all around the world.

Online journals and magazines

There are many WWW sites on the internet, which consist of an electronic version of many journals and magazines.

Real time updates

It helps to provide news and other happening that may be on-going in different parts of the world but with the use of the internet we come to know about is very easily and without any difficulty. There are various websites on the internet, which provides you with the real time updates in every field be it in business, sports, finance, politics, entertainment, and other. Many a time the decisions are taken on the real time updates that are happening in various parts of the world and this is where the internet is very essential and helpful.


In order to do research we need to go through hundreds of books as well as the reference and that was one to the most difficult jobs in do earlier. Since the internet come into our lives, everything is available just a click away. The user just has to search for the concerned topic and will get hundreds of reference that may be beneficial for the research. Since the internet is here to make users research public, the user can then benefit a large number of people from the research work that has been done.


Education is one of the best things that the internet can provide. There are a number of books, reference books, online help centers, expert’s views and other study oriented material on the internet that can make the learning process very easier as well as a fun learning experience.

Financial transaction

Financial transaction the term which is used when there is an exchange of money. With the use of the internet in the financial transaction, the work has become a lot easier. Payments, fund transfer, banking transaction can be done through online banking services.


The internet is also used for entertainment. Such as chatting with friends, sharing videos, watching movies, listening to music, live telecasts of sports and other events, playing games.

Job search

Using the internet, searching for a job has become an easier task. There are endless number of websites on the internet that provided with the news about the vacancy in various companies.


There are many people who are very much interested in writing blogs and the internet it the best platform. They can not only write blogs as per their wish but can also publicize their work so that their work reaches most of the people and they get appreciated.

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