In the year 2021, just 52% of all adults used the internet. By the year 2021, that figure had jumped to only 48% and now in 2021, that figure has jumped again to a staggering 89%. So, why is this? Why are so many more adults today using the web than they were ten or more years ago?
Actually it’s quite simple once you understand how the internet works and why we adults can use it so well even though we are now more remote than ever. The reason is very simple – the internet works. And yes, I did say internet works, not the kind of internet works where you get connected to a server and then have to download software and go through a long and expensive process before you can actually access your computer.
For those of you who aren’t techies, the internet is made up of little packets of information that travel from their source to their destination. Each packet carries with it an internet service code (ISC). If you want to send an email, post a message on social media platforms or connect to any of the computers that are hooked up to the network, you need to have an IP (internet protocol) number. You can also use your real name when typing into a web address, although this is unnecessary. That part is called typing in a domain name which is a part of the bigger domain name puzzle.
Once the IP (internet protocol) packets leave their source, they are sent and received by routers which are connected to the internet and used to forward the packets on which they depend for their destination. The packets are relayed along a path which usually leads to either a physical location or back to the router that sent them initially. Once the IP packets reach their destination, they are decoded and information is again sent along the same path.
There are many people who have become quite familiar with the concepts of how the Internet works through the use of different services like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube and so on. Even though these services provide a great way to interact with others, they have one major problem: congestion. When too many people try to log on at the same time, the network slows down until it breaks down completely. This is why many people have turned to cloud computing which provides a way to make use of the Internet without having to be always online. Cloud computing consists of many components like servers, software and storage which are hosted on a server but which are accessed through a browser.
In summary, the internet has allowed so many people to communicate with each other that it is now considered the largest communication network in the world. And this number is only expected to keep growing as the Internet continues to mature. In addition to being able to surf the web, many people use it for business and financial purposes. As the world wide web continues to expand and become more popular, an increasing number of companies have begun offering internet applications for people to use. This includes web browser based systems, email client based systems and mobile phone based systems. Regardless, of what an individual uses the Internet for, the fact is that the Internet can provide a wealth of opportunities for creativity and knowledge sharing among people.