Under this thread, please post any current events that are related to e-business and this week’s topic.

Please include the following in the post:

1) Title of article

2) Author

3) Source

4) Date of publication

5) URL

6) Brief summary of article- what will the class learn from this article?

The focus of this week’s topic is Internet Trends. Internet trends is a critical component of e-business as it is the tipping scale between success and failure. Organizations that introduce e-business services that cater to consumer’s “e-habit” (my word for people’s behavior on the Internet) will be profitable.

Please write at least 78 words in this response.



Since 2000, internet has become the main medium of communication and information. People have integrated it in their day-to-day lives and are using it in their daily operations. Buente and Robbin (2008) investigated the changes in the internet trends from 2000-2004. They found that there was increased use of internet information particularly among some demographic groups. Policies ought to focus on how to use the internet rather than dwelling too much on its accessibility. The class can learn from this article that internet information behaviours are ever changing as people discover new ways of using the internet.


Buente, W. &  Robbin, A. (2008). Trends in Internet information behaviour, 2000–2004. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(11), 1743-1760.