The Internet Revolution

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The Internet Revolution: A Timeline page will soon be merged to this module since this is designed to be more detailed than a timeline. This is a stand-alone module, and is not meant to be a sub-chapter for The Computer Revolution. The projected content of this module is expected to grow large, and therefore, not suitable as a chapter in any computer history books already listed here in wikibooks. A link or a reference to this book is more suitable.

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Contents

Introduction

History

Early Days

Present

The Future

eCommerce

The Killer Apps

The Internet Bubble

Social Impact

Scams/Computer Sabotage

Email scams, Worms, viruses, hackers, trojan horses

Community

The impact of sites like Friendster, the power of blogs, collaborative content creation (wiki), collaborative software development through the open source initiative, collaborative computing (example SETI@home)

The Open Source initiative
Distributed computing

Instant Publishing

ebooks, wiki, blogs, matt drudge

Appendix

Timeline

1960's

1970's

1980's

1990's

2000 and beyond

Who's Who

Notable Internet Applications

Will be putting here web-based and standalone applications. Probably distinguished by color coding.

Internet Mergers and Acquisitions