The Major Effects of the “Dot-Com Bubble Burst” on the Internet of Today
After you have reviewed some of the sources about the bubble and have a good feel for it, you will be in a position to write a short (3- to 4-page) paper on the topic: The Major Effects of the “Dot-Com Bubble Burst” on the Internet of Today. You are expected to address the following questions in your paper:
- What are the positive and negative effects of the dot-com bubble burst on the Internet of today?
- What lessons were learned from the dot-com bubble burst? What is your conclusion about the major effects of the dot-com bubble burst on the current Internet?
Your SLP assignment is to consider the great dot-com boom and bust and to understand its influence on the Internet of today. The dot-com bubble was the major watershed in the brief history of the Internet.
There is certainly no shortage of material describing this significant set of events. Probably the best place to begin for an overview is the following video:
CWnEconomy. (2012, February 24). Dot-com bubble documentary. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FybpdrlYM
Here are two other good sources tracing these events:
Norwood, J. (2011). History of the Internet timeline. High Speed Internet. Retrieved from http://www.high-speed-internet-access-guide.com/articles/internet-timeline.html
WiseGeek. (2012). What was the dot-com bubble? Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-was-the-dot-com-bubble.htm
The Background page lists a number of other possible sources; in addition, the general resources listed in the syllabus and under Module 1 are worth consulting in many cases. Finally, you are encouraged to do your own independent research on the Internet itself; Google can deliver to you in seconds vast quantities of information. Try not to drown in it, however.