interactive, two-way medium
nobody owns, nobody controls
What is the Internet today ?
It is a network of networks, owned by nobody and controlled by nobody, essentially an international “computer language”, a common means for communiaction for at least 100 million, maybe up to 150 million users. The net consists of several separate services, most common of which are electronic mail, the World Wide Web multimedia service and several services for two-way communication. It is estimated that in WWW only there are at least 40 million pages of published information. The Lions have published about 630 separate service sites with a total of about 1000 pages of information on the net.
The Internet in comparison with other media is very fast, very robust and reliable and cheap to use. It’s main difference with other media like newspapers, faxes, text television services and TV is it’s two-way, interactive nature. Anybody and everybody can publish information on the net. Thus there is no censorship but also no guarantee of quality. Most often Internet is seen as a “secondary” information source.
“You already know who we are and what our address is; here are the details and added information to our regular advertisements”