Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Internet Essays -- essays research papers

  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Webster’s dictionary defines the Internet as â€Å"a widely used networking interface, connecting several very large information servers† (193). The Internet is a good way for companies or anyone to get information out to the entire world. Electronic marketing (e-marketing) is a very large part of the Internet. E-marketing is â€Å"the process of creating, distributing, promoting, and pricing products for targeted customers in the virtual environment of the Internet† (Ferrell 597). There are many advantages and disadvantages to e-marketing.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  One disadvantage to e-marketing is the advancements in cookie technology. A cookie is a way for companies to track how many times people visit their website. Cookies can also reveal information such as what part of the site individuals are checking out and how often they do this (Ferrell 600). is a very good example of a cookie. At, a tally is made and points are given to people who visit different places on the website. These points determine how many times the visitors name is entered in the end of the week sweepstakes. A drawing is held and a cash prize is given to the winner. Most people would argue that there is no problem with this, as would I. A problem does however occur with some websites. For example, is it ethical for some websites to monitor where and what people are visiting so they can target consumers for sales?   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Pop-up ads a...

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