Information services is an important arena of the internet. HTTP, the main protocol of the World Wide Web, is only one of the so many communication protocols used on the internet information services.
The best information services make use of browser software, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. The users can jump from one page to another via links, connected web pages. These web documents contain a wealth of information which may be content base, hold videos, display images as well as entertainment like games, animations, movies, music. People also use information services for education, scientific demonstrations and office applications.
Online information services are used by the web surfers to use popular search engines Google and Yahoo, to get instant access to a wealth of information on every possible topic. When compared to books, printed media, and traditional libraries, information services on web not only contain a vast amount of information, but are easy to access too.
Internet information services also allow individuals and companies to share idea, information and reach out to a much wider audience and viewers online at a highly reduced time and cost. Today, it hardly costs anything to make a site or publish a blog and get your products or services advertised on web.
However, it may still turn out to be a little expensive for big professional organizations to maintain and update their website. However, it is common to see such organization to come up with web logs or blogs and ask their expert employees to share their knowledge and experience. The idea is to create interest among prospective clients and generate traffic an enhance their presence on web.
One good example of this practice is of course, the Microsoft. You will find their product developers publishing their personal blogs, so as to attract the interest of the general public in their work. The collection of personal web pages, that are published by large service providers, always remain popular and are getting increasingly sophisticated. Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have huge followings.
Hence we see a powerful impact of internet on information services.