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Internet has become a phenomenon in the life of modern society.  Internet has permeated many aspects of community life of personal life, education, journalism, business, until the government. Internet Presence in the midst of life of modern society is certainly an impact, both positive and negative.

Internet is a connection between several computer type and network in the world that different operating system or application which the connections take the advantage of telephone and satellite progress using standard protocol that we known as TCP/IP.

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From this video that made in 2009, there are a lot of amazing data from information technology and internet. A surge of new technologies and social media innovations is altering the media landscape. Convergence is everywhere. It’s easier than ever to reach a large audience, but harder than ever to really connect with it. These changes are affecting the way people behave. Are you ready for future?

Well over a million books are published worldwide every year. A google book search scanner can digitize a thousand pages every hour. Americans have access to a trillion web pages, 65.000 iphone apps, 10.500 radio stations, 5500 magazines, 200+ cable tv networks. Newspaper circulation is down 7 million over the last 25 years. But in the last 5 years, unique readers of online newspaper are up 30 million.

In 2009, traditional advertising is in steep decline. Meanwhile, digital advertising is growing rapidly.  47% of broadcast television viewers say they’pay for ad-less programming. 47% of broadcast television viewers say they’d pay for ad-less programming. More video was uploaded to youtube in the last 2 months. 250 million, the number of unique visitors myspace, youtube, facebook get every month, collectively. 95% of all songs downloaded last year weren’t paid for. This figure would increase this year and many more amazing facts on the internet.

Too much data is stunning in the world of information technology, this is indeed the task of statistical institutions to recapitalize all the data. But why the majority of these data is the result stunning recap of the U.S.? What about Indonesia?

Indonesia, what is the value derived from a country whose population is more than 2 million of it? According to alexa, facebook become top site in Indonesia. I get the data that 6 out of 10 Indonesian internet users visit social networking sites. Internet activity most often used not to open or transact online news, but to open a web-based email by 59 percent, 58 percent of instant messenger, open social networking sites 58 percent, the search engine 56 percent, 47 percent read online news. After that just for other purposes. To open an internet banking only 5 percent. For online transactions? Entry last sequence, only 3 percent. Of course, Indonesia will not access.

The factor of the stakeholders and the regulatory infrastructure of government is a big homework for the government and operators in Indonesia. Our government should be responsive to look retarded internet in Indonesia. And if the majority of Indonesian people could realize that the internet service is one of the main service (same with the importance of electricity, water or fuel), then people can make amends, start using the internet properly and get maximum benefit.

However, most people do not have a paradigm that internet is important. Part of our society still view and utilize the internet limited to open facebook, chat or go to porn sites. Actually the theory is easy. Indonesia has great potential to exploit technological advances in the world. It can be started from basic education, aided by the direction and supervision of parents, future generations of Indonesia will be more secure within using internet.


Information Technology Effect on My Life

Information technology  describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate,  and disseminate program. That is the scientific language of the sense of a technology who people regarded as computer technology.

Since 2000, information technology is growing rapidly. This is what spurred public debate in two different generations. Today, we can see children as young as 8 years old can use technology based tools such as mobile phones or just word processing programs like microsoft word properly. On the other side, old people may not be able to use technology well, even for the mobilization of a mouse cannot be done well. Technology has two different meanings in its influence on life that has a positive value also has a negative value. Back on the lives of individuals, it is a choice and depending on their utilization.

On me, the technology has great influence, both positive and negative in my life. Sometimes it can make life easier, yes indeed with the technology, the job can get maximum efficiency and effectiveness when used correctly. However, there is likely a very easy job instead take a long time due to inappropriate use. In addition, the efficiency and effectiveness of existing technology in use makes the effort to get something even less desirable. I became lazy to do something that should be using more energy. This is the biggest problem to me or some people in the community.

Right now, one of the causes of errors using that time because of the many social networking sites that offer various facilities to me (the user). Before working on tasks that require a reference from the internet, as if obliged to open a social networking site that makes time for working more assignments. Tasks that should be done within 15 minutes, this can be up to one hour. This is very detrimental to me. Actually not a problem of the social networking site that should be debated, but it's only a matter of habit or the desire to use the site for the pleasure that it less useful.

Remembering the negative side of technology use on me, do not make me have to avoid the technology. The only way to be able to use technology properly is by recognizing, studying, and understanding what it is technology. Since graduating junior  high school, I school at SMK Telkom Sandhy Putra Malang that teach students about computer technology and telecommunications. Slowly I know what is computer, what is telecommunications, what is digital, and others.

Technology is widespread, we can learn many things and use appropriate community needs. I have ever experienced, when my friend had difficulty using software, I can help him without I went to the location. Just need an internet connection and a remote computer software, I can fix the damage to my friend's computer software. It's easier for me, I could save time and energy.

We can see the positive impact of technology also on society that allows me. Like the e-banking from a bank in Indonesia, when I was away from the parents, for my pocket money can be shipped easily without going through the post office. With the online registration system at Brawijaya University, I do not need to come, take, and fill out the form provided. Lots of convenience which I get from the use of information technology in everyday life beyond the negative impacts can be mitigated as possible. Do not be afraid to recognize information technology, study, understand, and use correctly.