Download: The True Story of the Internet series offers a complete grasp of how the Internet evolved from its beginning to the present day.
I find it interesting that Yahoo and Google, the two most popular Internet search engines, originated in Silicon Valley and were developed by ambitious college students. I also find it amazing that these students had no idea how big search engines would become. Their stories prove that you never know to what extent an idea or dream can evolve.
Even in the music industry, people doubted the success of using the Internet to share songs. After Napster was developed, they realized they were wrong. Although Napster violated copyright laws and caused controversy, the revolutionary program pioneered online music sharing and ultimately changed the way millions of people listen to music. If it wasn’t for Napster, iTunes may not exist today. It also made a permanent impact on the record industry.
The development of the Internet has brought success and convenience to millions of people, and it has evoked many emotions in the process. The Internet is a vehicle for new opportunities, and there is not an industry its impact hasn’t touched. But along with the exciting possibilities of the online world comes concerns about safety and security. Internet users everywhere have to take the good with the bad.
The most obvious trend not likely to change in the online world is that if you fail to embrace new ideas, technology will leave you behind.