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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.