Internet and its application

Internet and its application


Internet is a network of computers linking many different types of computers all over the world.It is a network of networks sharing a common mechanism for addressing(identifying) computers,and a common set of communication protocols for communications between two computers on the network.

Applications of Internet

1. Communication

Computer users around the world extensively use the email service on internet to communicate with each other. Pictures, documents and other files are sent as email attachments. Emails can be cc-ed to multiple email addresses

Internet telephony is another common communications service made possible by the creation of the Internet. VoIP stands for Voice-over-Internet Protocol, referring to the protocol that underlies all Internet communication.

2. Job search

Nowadays, many people search for their jobs online as it is quicker and there is a larger variety of job vacancies present. People can publish  resume  online for prospective job. Some of the web sites providing this service are,,, etc.

3. Online Shopping

The internet has also facilitated the introduction of a new market concept consisting of virtual shops. They provide information about products or services for sale through www servers. Using the internet services  customers can submit specific product queries and request specific sales quotes. For example is a www based bookshop on the internet where information on all types of international books can be found and books can be ordered online.

4. Stock market updates

You can sell or buy shares while sitting on computer through internet. Several websites like,, provide information regarding investment

5. Travel

One can use internet to gather information about various tourist place . it can be used forbooking Holiday tours , hotels, train,bus, flights and cabs. Some of the web sites providing this service are,,

6. Research

Research papers are present online which helps in the researcher doing aliterature review

7. Video Conferencing:

It enables direct face-to-face communication across networks via web cameras, microphones, and other communication tools. Video conferencing can enable individuals in distant locations to participate in meetings on short notice, with time and money savings.  The technology is also used for telecommuting, in which employees work from home. When video Conferencing is used in education, it is easier to have interactive communications between teacher to teacher, teacher to classroom, or classroom to classroom with students in different places.

8. E-Commerce

Ecommerce (electronic commerce or EC) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. These business transactions occur either business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business. Largest e-commerce companies in India are Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon India, Paytm.

9. On-line payments

The rising boom of online payments in India has given way to many new entrants in the industry such as Paytm, Mobikwik, oxigen etc who are majorly wallet driven payment companies. this growth has been driven by rapid adoption led by the increasing use of smartphones, tablets and speedy access to internet through broadband, 3G etc

10. Social networking

Social networking is the use of internet-based social media programs to make connections with friends, family, classmates, customers and clients. Social networking can be done for social purposes, business purposes or both. The programs show the associations between individuals and facilitate the acquisition of new contacts. Examples of social networking have included Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yelp.

Internet and its application

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