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Key Internet Features

I've been wondering of late if that will ultimately be the greatest contribution of the net to history -- that it provides a cheap, reasonably accessible, mechanism for multi-way international communication.

The Internet is a unique medium with global impact, and within a relatively few number of years has become inextricably intertwined with the conduct of almost all human activity. The following sections describe the key features of the Internet which have contributed to this world-wide success:

    • Ease Of Use
    • Universal Access
    • Search Capabilities
    • Group Communications
    • Common Space
    • Distributed Real-Time Communications
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Virtual Space
    • Extensibility
    • One-to-many communication.

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