A_Digital_World_Has_Come by georgetitan

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									Title:
A Digital World Has Come

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624

Summary:
The Internet has been around for sometime but its popularity started a
little more than five years ago as more people gains access to public
domain. As more Americans engage in online activities such as gaming,
surfing, communicating with relatives and friends, and stock brokering,
new companies are created. Now you have companies offering web design,
web development, website hosting and SEO services. Aside from this, our
age is growing up to careers like graphic design and web designers, types


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Article Body:
The Internet has been around for sometime but its popularity started a
little more than five years ago as more people gains access to public
domain. As more Americans engage in online activities such as gaming,
surfing, communicating with relatives and friends, and stock brokering,
new companies are created. Now you have companies offering web design,
web development, website hosting and SEO services. Aside from this, our
age is growing up to careers like graphic design and web designers, types
of work, which were inconceivable a decade ago.
Now you may be asking: What sort of work do these new companies engage
in? Web development is the general term used to refer to all the
activities I mentioned about. Any activity related to the creation of a
website can be categorized under this term. Some professionals, however,
insists that web development refers more to the technical side such as
coding and networking.
Webdesign services are involved with the layout of a website. The web
design is the first thing people notice when they visit a page. It is
also one of the major factors considered by repeat visitors. There are
four aspects of design: the content (basically this is the information on
the site), the usability (the functions and features of the website), the
appearance (should be enticing to readers0 and lastly, the visibility
(people must be able to find your site!). The main goal of a good website
designer is to make information readily available to his readers in a
form that is very easy to understand.
SEO services are basically a marketing strategy used by sites to get more
traffic, or in laymen's terms, to get people to visit their sites. Say
for example a person goes to Google and types in SEO, they should be able
to find sites relating to search engine optimization and the those sites
at the top of the list has the highest page rank, meaning, these are the
sites which is visited most often. There are other websites which are not
indexed or listed in Google, MSN or Yahoo. This means that unless you
know the website's name, no one will get to visit that site. To make your
site popular, you need to build links to your site, and this is what
companies engaged in SEO does.
Now, let's talk about something less technical. Did you know that more
people are spending more time with the internet than watching TV, reading
the papers and listening to the radio? For one, you can do all these
three things while sitting in front of your laptop. Now you no longer
need a Tivo or a subscription to the local paper because now, you can get
anything from the web for free! You can now do your shopping online; you
can even gamble or take out loans from the internet. Aside from this,
work is no longer confined to the office. When you need to beat a
deadline, the internet gives best solution – bring your work home and let
your VPN put you right back to work!
Surely, we are entering a new world – one where everything has its
virtual counterpart. From teachers to bankers, friends and dates,
everything we need is now online. But how has this affected our society
today? In a study of 4,000 respondents, it was reported that internet
usage was averaging at 2-5 hours a week while those in the extremes spend
more than 10 hours in front of their computers. This has caused the 15%
decline in social activities and another 25% who are spending lesser
hours in talking to their friends or their families. Truly, this world
has become a digital world of conveniences, and a world where people are
losing contact with their social environment.

								
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