The invention of the internet had made it possible for the world to share information and communicate in just a snap. This includes sharing worldwide international news, social networking, sending information from one to the other in just a few seconds no matter where you are around the world.
The invention of Facebook had enabled individuals around the world to keep in touch with each other no matter where they are. Other social networks such as Twitter and Friendster which is similiar to Facebook allows everyone to keep in touch by sharing information, pictures, updating each other with emails and messages for free. As for Youtube it is a free broadcast network, where you can post and find almost any videos around the world with different genres.
The invention of these social networks had made journalism and publishing almost free. Newspapers like The Star, New Straits Times and other mainstream newspapers had lost almost half of their audience as people had access to free websites with full coverage of information and news with the new web 2.0; online web like MSNBC and Star Online.
The biggest free network on the world wide web is Google, which enables users to search and get unlimited information anytime, anywhere. The invention of the web 2.0 had made life a lot easier for the human race as they are free and unlimited; but this could also bring down the mainstream media such as newspapers and magazines. Why buy when you can get them free on the internet. This is one more issue which could get serious if the world wide web gives out free information all the time. There should be a borderline.(Source: Google,2009)
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