is powerful tool which is changing the way people communicate, work, shop,
and learn. At first, the Internet was seen as a thing for professors
and scientists, but now it is obvious that the World
Wide Web is becoming common in households, and it might one day be a
necessity. Groups such as Netaid
are trying to expand access to the internet everywhere in the world.
They believe that those who don’t have access to the Internet will fall
into a lower class. They fear the Internet will create an economic
gap, dividing those who can use the internet and those who can’t.
In the United States,
anyone can have access to the Internet! Our public libraries are
hooked into the Internet, also known as the Information Superhighway.
While this allows those without Internet access to surf
the web, it doesn’t allow them full and total access to everything
on the Internet. Because one can not download
things to the public computers, many of the things that can be done on
the internet are impossible to do, such as saving images, files, and programs.
However, even without a computer, it is now possible to use search engines
and to have you own email address and homepage. Not only can you
take stuff from the web, but you can give back. That is one of the
great things about the internet— by creating your own web pages and participating
in online discussions, it is now possible to “Be Heard”. One of
the jobs of this website is to teach YOU how to take advantage
of this powerful thing called the Internet. Click on the buttons
to the left to learn how to be heard using the Internet.
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