With a very low investment, anyone can have a web page in Internet.This way, almost any business can reach a very large market, directly, fast and economically, no matter the size or location of the business.This led to all sorts of appalling situations, like having to speak to one's intended's mother, or father, or husband.
The changes have come from two main developments: the internet and mobile phones.
Obviously there are other devices that have had an impact, but none comparable.
Even further back, around the time that Marco Polo first introduced Chinese takeaways to a grateful Europe, the telephone was not even mobile.
Yes, you had phone a building, of all things, and hope that the person you were trying to reach happened to be there.
The Internet has made distances shorter and the world smaller.
However, the great divider that stands in the way of a truly global society is fact that there are many different different languages spoken in our planet Earth.
In the social web people have found a new way to communicate.
Since its creation in year 2004, Facebook has grown into a worldwide network of over 2,230 million active users.
Free access is provided to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.