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World Wide Web (www)

a multimedia presentational tool that uses computers and other media to communicate, often through the INTERNET. The World Wide Web permits two-way interactive communications with large numbers of people simultaneously. The World Wide Web is an important tool of E-COMMERCE insofar as Internet marketing can be undertaken by developing colourful and attractive web pages to gain visitors' attention. As the number of people ‘surfing’ the web grows the potential to market goods through web browsers has become a significant element of firms' promotional mix.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

World Wide Web (www)

or web a multimedia presentational tool that uses computers and other media to communicate, often through the INTERNET. The World Wide Web permits two-way interactive communications with large numbers of people simultaneously. The World Wide Web is an important tool of E-COMMERCE insofar as Internet marketing can be undertaken by developing colourful and attractive web pages to gain visitors attention. As the number of people ‘surfing’ the web grows, the potential to market goods through web browsers has become a significant element of firms promotional mix.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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Which is why it is crucial for the websurfing public to be vigilant and raise the alarm when such material appears on the net.
It does seem that seniors are being attracted to the Web and are using the Internet primarily for e-mail and websurfing. The elderly use e-mail to keep in contact with family and friends, and the majority of their surfing is to find information about news and current events and health related information (Kiel, 2005).
Through these deliberately baffling techniques, Joyce seems to be conveying the constant nomadicity and "global creolization" that characterize the experience of websurfing. In a recent essay on internet collaboration among artists, he described the network form in a way that could also describe this book--"a locale for accidental encounters." Many of the book's fragments and episodes follow people either in transit or traveling for its own sake, disoriented both physically and emotionally.