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An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, diffusion, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake or participate in this form of society are sometimes called digital citizens. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society.

2. Expectations and realities of Information Technology. Applications of information technology in the scientific, technical and communications fields.

Applications of Information Technology Every day, people use computers in new ways. Computers and other electronic devices are becoming increasingly affordable. They continue to be more powerful as information-processing tools as well as easier to use. Humans are continually becoming dependant on IT-enabled devices for carrying out simple tasks like remembering a phone number to complex ones like flying a fighter plane. Information Technology has applications in almost all aspects of our life. Some of the important ones are:

Science and Engineering Bunisses and Commerce, Education, Governance Medicine, Entertainment

A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific social media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. The purpose of virtual communities is used for a variety of social and professional groups.

Types of virtual communities

Internet message boards An online message board is a forum where people can discuss thoughts or ideas on various topics. Online chat rooms Shortly after the rise of interest in message boards and forums, people started to want a way of communicating with their "communities" in real time. Virtual worlds Virtual worlds are the most interactive of all virtual community forms. In this type of virtual community, people are connected by living as an avatar in a computer-based world. Social network services Social networking services are the most prominent type of virtual community. They are either a website or software platform that focuses on creating and maintaining relationships. Ex.: Facebook. .


DEFINITION A social networking is a online platform that focus in social relations among the people who share interest or activities.

It is consists of a representation of each social links and variety of additional services.

The most social network is e-mail and instant messaging

THE MAIN TYPES The main types are the ones that are connected with friends Facebook ,Twitter, Google + are worldwide and then for example Tuenti in Spain

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•Articulate Articulate list of other users that they share a connection with. •View their list of connections within the system.

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Some social networks have additional features, such as •The ability to create groups that share common interests or affiliations . •Upload or stream live videos. •Hold discussions in forums.

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TENDENCES In most mobile communities, mobile phone users can now: •Create their own profiles. •Make friends. •Participate in chat rooms. •Create chat rooms. •Hold private conversations. •Share photos and videos. •Share blogs by using their mobile phone.

Intranet is an internal private computer network or connection of one or more computer networks, whose use and access is restricted to an organization and its employees or members.

The structure of an intranet is similar in principle to the Internet. Both use a server-client structure and both networks transfer data using Internet protocols. However, they fundamentally differ due to the vast difference in networking scale and complexity.

An intranet is built in an organization, to enable resource sharing and provide a rapid communication channel that efficiently connects team members and peers. Corporate intranets have restricted access controlled by user ids and passwords, which are not accessible to anybody on the outside.

The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).

Internet is a global network which has information sharing on a global level as its goal. Internet is more open in the sense, that everything shared here, is accessible to every person connected to it, all over the world.

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