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Riding the Web Innovation Bandwagon

Jul 1, 2008
What started out as one of the most mundane way to use the internet has become one of the most prolific aspects of today's web 2.0 or what we commonly know as the social internet. It all began as a platform on which people simply began keeping tabs of their daily activities that began as internet-based web logs, more and more people came to see it as an acceptable way to go on the net and share their experiences. Sooner or later someone began to see the full potential of the concept and began developing systems that would make it accessible for all. Then came Wordpress and the many social platforms that mainly came from the open-sourced community which was the trend of times to come. Open-sourced systems became more and more fashionable as people became irritated on how big businesses still maintained control over the internet and the tools that worked with them.Social blogging is now one of the most profitable ways to earn money and some social leaders have jumped on the band-wagon whereby all aspects of daily life have a blog that specializes in them. Blogging would remain one of the most prominent children of the social internet and improvements are still on the way for the future of the internet that has a soul, the Social Internet

There are more communications gadgets that are out on the market to date that has the ability to access the internet. From mobile phones, ultra-compact laptops, PDA's, Laptops and desktops, all of them have allowed unprecedented access to the internet like never before. Imagine stuck in traffic on the bus while you browse and chat with friends, why not call them on VoIP which is steadily gaining ground. All the access technology and all the improvements to the internet but still, the same old problem SECURITY. Identity theft, online fraud, phishing, vishing and many more problems that have to do with security of information personal, corporate or whatever relevance are gaining notoriety and some people are beginning to realize that it was kind of nicer when there was no instant access to the internet, no mobile phones and PDA's just plain old silence.

Privacy is one of the things we have lost since we all went online and more and more people are beginning to see technology as an invasive presence. most now crave some distance form the frequent calls or email and just want some time away from all the technology to appreciate things we used to love and get bored with. Peace of mind is also out the window for wherever you may be, somebody can get in touch with you, anytime they wish to. It is now a luxury to have time off the net and to just sit down and do plain nothing. I mean, the internet is good (thanks to it, we cannot survive without it in today's world) but peace and distance away from it would be a nice thing from time to time.

Gone are the days of expensive international calls and in with VoIP which is cheaper and better in most cases. Most offices and homes have access to high-speed internet and that being the case, the move to shift to VoIP was only time before it caught on. First utilized by call centers who used them fro their calls and marketing, they used to be so expensive that it was affordable only to large scale businesses. Today, VoIP has evolved from software based to hardware based systems that have boxes loaded with all the necessary software and hardware that makes deployment easier.

Traditional calls used to cost an arm and a leg and is one of the most expensive costs multi-national businesses had to contend with. Being vital for business, they had to deploy expensive PBX systems that allowed more and more people to access telephone systems for their needs. Major hardware and software communications developers are now developing and beginning to deploy digital PBX systems that use VoIP as the communications platform. The days of traditional telephone systems might be numbered but many people don't mind having both standards in the home for the reliability of the internet is still quite shaky at best. Small glitches in cables and other supporting hardware has the capability to cut off a whole continent and with forecasts by internet experts that the current internet's design is to max-out at 2010 gives little consolation.
VoIP has made communications faster and cheaper but the underlying technology which is the internet may have to evolve as well to cope with increasing demand and needs.
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Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://allaboutwebinnovations.com
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