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An Insight Into the Internet Usage Evolution - a Quantitative Approach


Baldigara, Tea; Štambuk, Ana; Mamula, Maja
An Insight Into the Internet Usage Evolution - a Quantitative Approach // Book of Manuscripts, Society and Technology 2012 - Dr. Juraj Plenković / Plenković, Mario ; Mustić, Daria (ur.).
Zagreb: International Federation of Communication Associations - IFCA ; Croatian Communication Association - CCA, 2012. str. 136-150 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
An Insight Into the Internet Usage Evolution - a Quantitative Approach

Autori
Baldigara, Tea ; Štambuk, Ana ; Mamula, Maja

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Book of Manuscripts, Society and Technology 2012 - Dr. Juraj Plenković / Plenković, Mario ; Mustić, Daria - Zagreb : International Federation of Communication Associations - IFCA ; Croatian Communication Association - CCA, 2012, 136-150

ISBN
978-953-6226-23-8

Skup
Society and Technology 2012 - Dr. Juraj Plenković

Mjesto i datum
Lovran, Hrvatska, 28.06.-30.06.2012.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Internet; Internet usage statistics; quantitative methods; second degree polynomial trend model

Sažetak
Internet is undoubtedly, the most significant nowadays global social phenomenon. Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net, " is a worldwide system of computer networks. It was conceived in 1969 and since that it assumed unthinkable proportions. The Internet, as a global and certainly controversial media, as well as its usage and its impact on everyday life, is nowadays an issue of great interests and researches. The Internet usage statistics, among others, provides information on the number of Internet users worldwide and is a significant source of other information regarding this modern social phenomenon. According to the Internet usage statistics in June 2010 there were 1, 966 millions of Internet users worldwide. Assuming that, the rise of the Internet dramatically changed the modern ways of communication, its better understanding, certainly requests detailed and systematic qualitative and quantitative analysis. Based on those premises, the aim of the paper is to quantitatively approach the analysis of the temporary evolution of the number of Internet users and to provide a forecast of the future usage evolution of the phenomenon.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



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Ustanove
Ekonomski fakultet, Rijeka,
Fakultet za menadžment u turizmu i ugostiteljstvu, Opatija