Before he died, Stephen Hawking once said “we are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain”. It is true, we are. The internet has had a direct impact on everyone who uses this vast “neuron like network”. Not only did it improve efficiency but it has made our lives more productive and useful. Technopedia defines the internet as a “a globally connected network system that uses TCP/IP to transmit data via various types of media.” Like the blockchain, the internet is completely decentralized and a “peer-to-peer (P2P) communication network.”
Everything else constant, it is this communication that underpins everything that we do. Any form of communication should have an element of speed and that is what internet brought. One of the earlier applications of the internet was the email. The email allowed users to exchange information from anywhere in the globe. However, with great use (now that is it free), advertisers as well as marketers continue seem to abuse it, harvesting email addresses and consequently clogging email inbox not only wasting our time during clean up but exposing users to viruses and potential hacks. Others have been conned off their hard-earned money. As a result, it is our duty to devise ways to make it hard for spammers to do what they do best as we contribute towards benefiting the internet community.