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    hitting the Internet

    Does "hit the Internet" mean "log onto or connect to the internet"? Is it a common expression?
    6.. The growing presence of influential customers hitting the Internet has forced many companies to begin actively monitoring these sites.

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    Re: hitting the Internet

    It is used.

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    Re: hitting the Internet

    Hi.

    *I AM NOT A NATIVE OR TEACHER.*

    In computer science, it means "a connection made to a website over the Internet or another network." (Here, n. 3.b)
    More technically, "Each file sent to a browser by a web server is an individual hit." (Here.)

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    Re: hitting the Internet

    I'd be interested to see the context of that sentence. I'm just not sure why companies feel the need to monitor sites that influential customers (whatever they are) might visit. To me, "monitoring a website" is usually a reaction to something potentially bad happening.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hitting the Internet

    not a teacher

    The growing presence of influential customers hitting the Internet

    I don't think this is related to the computer science meaning of a "hit" on the internet.
    It's more in the sense of "going to" or "engaging with" something, especially with enthusiasm.

    He was hitting the beach every day of his vacation.
    There's an exam on Monday so I'm hitting the books all weekend.
    I have a headache after hitting the red wine too much last night.

    Similarly, "influential customers" are hitting the internet.
    Last edited by JMurray; 24-Sep-2014 at 11:36.

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