Internet is a global network of inter-connected computers, where one computer is connected to other computer or any computerized device in any portion of the world.
Internet uses various internet protocol technologies. The recent introduction of mobile internet have been equally successful.
Uses of Internet
The key to success of Internet is the information. The better the quality, the more usage of Internet operations.
Large volume of Information: Internet can be used to collect information from around the world.
This information could relate to education, medicine, literature, software, computers, business, entertainment, friendship, tourism, and leisure.
People can search for information by visiting the home page of various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. and also one can go to any particular site with the domain name(name of website like www.knowledgefn.blogspot.com )
News and Journals: All the newspapers, magazines and journals of the world are available on the Internet.
After the introduction of broadband and advanced mobile telecommunication technologies such as 3G (third generation) and 4G (fourth generation), the speed of internet service has increased tremendously.
Before internet we unable to even know about our own village, the news of city, but now person can get the latest news about the whole world in just few seconds.
Electronic Mode of Communication: Internet has given the most exciting mode of communication to all. We can send an E-mail (Electronic Mailing System) to all the corners of the world.
Chatting: There are many chatting software that can be used to send and receive real-time messages over the internet.
We can chat with our friend and relatives using any one of the chatting software.
Social Networking: People can connect with old friends on social networking sites. They can even chat with them when they are online.
Social networking sites also allow us to share pictures with others. We can share pictures with our loved ones, while we are on a vacation.
People are even concluding business deals over these social networking sites such as Facebook.
Online Banking (Net-Banking): The use of internet can also be seen in the field of banking transactions. Many banks such as HBL, UBL, Payza Bank, Payoneer Bank, etc.
These offers online banking facilities to its customers. They can transfer funds from one account to another using the net-banking facility.
E-commerce: Internet is also used for carrying out business operations and that set of operations is known as Electronic Commerce (E-commerce).
Draz.pk and many other sites are available in Pakistan. Amazon is the largest e-commerce company in India. The rival, Amazon, is giving stiff competition to amazon.
Mobile commerce: Mobile commerce (also M-Commerce) refers to the commercial transaction that takes place over the mobile internet.
Using the mobile internet technology, many companies have introduced mobile version of websites and mobile apps, to promote and sell their products.
Customers can simply browse several through the products and buy online through mobile internet.
Mobile wallet: Many companies offer the service of mobile wallet to its customers.
Users must have a smart-phone and internet connection to use this service.
Users can pay an amount into their mobile wallet, which they can use to make online payment such as bill payments, recharges, etc.
Entertainment: Apart from a major source of knowledge and information, the utility of Internet in the field of entertainment cannot be undermined.
We can visit various video sites and watch movies and serials at our convenient time.
Technology of the Future: Internet is the technology of future. In the times to come, offices would be managed at distant places through Internet.