What did you first do when you got on the internet in the past, and what do you log-in to first now? Cyber space we use, including the online communities, mini homepages, and messengers change as time passes. Let’s slip through time and see the path we paved in cyber space.
PC communication was the first method where users could meet other people online through the computer. Typing white text onto blue screens was how people communicated in this first cyber space.
Major portal sites were launched in 1999 to 2000. These sites provide searching tools and users can regularly access communities and e-mails. Through these services, people have opportunities to meet a wider range of people online.
Chatting with one or more people in the form of texts became popular. Intimate bonds could be made between the messenger users through one-on-one chats.
Social Network Services(SNS) is a cyber space where an individual can have his or her own page. Writings and pictures posted on one’s page are open to their friends.
It was 1994 when PC communication became popular in Korea, and after then we used many different kinds of cyber space. Today, everybody logs-in to their cyber space either by mobile phone or PC and communicates with others. Instead of unconsciously using these sites, users should take a look back and see whether their personal cyber spaces that they had used still exist and how their private information is being handled.