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Title: CYBERSPACE


1
CYBERSPACE
  • the computer as a communication tool

2
An online-capable computer is the only 2-way
communication device to matter since Alexander
Bell shouted
  • WATSON, COME HERE....

3
It is almost certain the most inportant thing to
happen to information since
  • GUTENBERG LET WORDS OUT OF THE ABBEY
  • (He invented the printing press)

4
SO, WHAT IS THE INTERNET ANYWAY?
  • Network of Networks
  • Resources scholarly
  • or silly
  • Organization of Resources (well....)

5
TRADITIONAL / BASICFUNCTIONS
  • E-MAIL (electronic mail)
  • TELNET
  • FTP (file transfer protocol)

6
WHAT YOU NEED
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Modem
  • Service Provider and Account

7
WORLDS LARGEST COMMERCIAL SERVICE?Its AOL
  • 20 plus million members
  • 3.5 million International
  • 15 countries (7 languages)
  • Merged with Time-Warner January, 2000

8
Whats the difference betweenthe regular
Internet and AOL ?Perhaps this metaphor helps
  • Shopping at Dillards
  • (AOL)
  • versus the whole mall
  • (the Internet)

9
Non-commercial use of Cyberspace
  • E-mail 93
  • Product Info 73
  • Travel Info 65
  • Weather 63
  • News 59
  • Research 50
  • Sports 35
  • Chatting 23
  • and......

10
What do you do.?Are you among the 6 addicted
to the Net?
  • Trade stocks ?
  • On-line Auctions?
  • Gamble ?

11
Stranded on an island.This is what people take

12
Company Use
  • Communicating with colleagues 34
  • Communicating with customers 26
  • Training 10
  • Newsgroups/Forums 9
  • Communicating with government 5
  • Other 10

13
Ethics in the workplace.Whats your
opinion?Should you
  • Use company e-mail for personal reasons?
  • Use office equipment for shopping the Internet?
  • Visit pornographic websites using office
    equipment?
  • Use office equipment to help children do school
    work?

14
Ethics in the workplace,Americas
opinionPercentage of people that think it is
unethical(5-1998 in USA Today)
  • E-mail for personal reasons 34
  • Shopping the Internet 54
  • Visit pornographic websites 67
  • Help children do school work 34

15
ISSUE
  • DO I HAVE PRIVACY ONLINE ???
  • IS E-MAIL LIKE WHISPERING IN A SECLUDED LOCKED
    ROOM ????
  • I dont think so..be careful !

16
WHEN WAS THE INTERNET BORN ?
  • 1969

17
Nineteensixtynine.
  • Woodstock
  • Man on the M n
  • The GAP

18
HISTORYWHO INVENTED THIS WHEEL?
  • Defense Department to have a decentralized
    communications network, that would work through
    nuclear attacks.

19
More history..
  • 4 universities linked in 69 (UCLA, Stanford)
  • 1971 2 dozen (MIT, Harvard)
  • 1981 200
  • 1995 30,000 networks connected

20
LOTSA LINGO
  • WORLD WIDE WEB
  • MOSAIC
  • NETSCAPE
  • HOTJAVA

Yahoo?
21
And more.HEY DUDE, DO YOU
  • HAVE A HOMEPAGE?
  • WITH HYPERTEXT?
  • HAVE YOUR URL?
  • (Uniform Resource Locator)
  • Make sure you are familiar with Web language.

22
tdf_at_dana.ucc.nau.edu
  • EDU is the domain

23
Late 1990s The average web user
  • single
  • male
  • American
  • professional
  • 33 years old
  • college degree
  • earns between 35,000 - 50, 000

24
BUT.. (2000)
  • More women are surfing 46 of surfers
  • Average Age 35
  • More families
  • Becoming more mainstream
  • The GAP the poor, the elderly

25
Some Stats (2-2001)
  • Half of the adults went online (USA)
  • 28 are students
  • 75 of users are between 18 and 49
  • More than 50 of American households have a
    computer.

26
HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOP ?
  • 26 million made purchases,
  • (1 million once a week)
  • They are online 12 hrs/week

27
A Little History
Actual Reservations 10
28
And now (March 2001)
  • 65 looks on the Web for travel info
  • And 29 make reservations through the Web.

29
Top Web sites (March-01)
  • AOL
  • Microsoft
  • Yahoo
  • Lycos
  • Excite
  • About
  • Disney
  • Cnet
  • Infospace
  • Ebay

30
STRANGER / DANGER.
  • Research shows that young people are much more
    likely to give out personal info to a web site.
  • Is there a task for schools, and
  • In what grade do we start?

31
Its Here Already
  • Voting
  • Publishing
  • Music
  • Job applications
  • Distance Education
  • Distance Presentations
  • Banking
  • Paying for license plates
  • Weddings / Funerals

32
AND NOW
  • Cast your Net
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