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Department
Communications
Course
COM 107
Professor
Gorham
Semester
Fall

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CHAPTER 2- INTERNET, DIGITAL MEDIA, MEDIA CONVERGENCE • Internet was originally called the information superhighway • Internet= allows intermediate two way communication and one to many communication • Time line on pg. 46 • ARPAnet= enabled military and academic researchers to communicate on a distributed network system • Microprocessor= miniature circuits that process and store electronic signals o Introduced first personal computers (PC) • Fiber optic cable= standard for transmitting communication data speedily • World Wide Web= Tim Berners Lee o HTML • Browsers= help users navigate the Web • Internet service provider (ISP)-AOL was at one point the most popular • Broadband= quickly download multimedia • Digital communication= image, text, or sound is converted into electronic signals • Netiquette= etiquette over the net • Instant messaging • Search engines • Social media o Venue for social interaction  Blogs  Collaborative projects
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