Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain how Internet technology developed.
  • Identify the three levels of communication on the Internet.
  • Describe three defining components of the World Wide Web and the nine principles on which it is based.
  • Describe five characteristics of social media.
  • Explain how legacy media are reacting to the growth of new online media.
  • Describe the four elements of the hacker ethic and how they apply to the contemporary Internet.
  • Discuss conflicts over content, intellectual property, and privacy on the Web.