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How has the Internet affected this trend?

More information is arriving faster all the time, and the Internet invites everyone to be his own political analyst. The WorldWide Web (WWW) was started by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, and its purpose was at first to link thinkers in universities. Its phenomenal growth is common knowledge; the latest part of the trend is toward free wifi access everywhere you go, and with a Blackberry or iPod Touch, plus a CNN banner giving your the latest news on the bottom of your screen, and Google filling in the blanks, you can be about as tuned in as itýs possible to be.