And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Rev. 13:16-18
Since the Internet is not a mark on the hand or head it is not the mark of the beast. It could be a Tatoo like the Jews in Concentration camps but they did not need a tatoo to buy and sell things. It was nearly a beast like mark on them. Remember that Beasts, Goats and cattle are often marked in this way to show ownership. The mark could be a Tatoo or even simpler an RFID chip. Which is a chip with a Series of Numbers or Serial Numbers that broadcast themselves via a radio Frequencey Identification.
There is a Family living in Florida that has already to have this chip implanted to serve as a sort of Medical ID card.
These chips are under current development buy companys like Texas instruments and they come in many varieties like Pet ID chips and SMART DUST. They are already being tested in Products like Bic Razors from Walmart. These types of Trials are a form of getting people assimulated to products in every day use. So they become innoculous or harmless in Appearance.
The number 666 represents extreme imperfection. SO the number of the man, is like the number on your social security card or your credit card. It could even be a social security card, credit card or a drivers lisecense or any form of ID with a number on it for your name.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his MARK in his forehead, or in his hand, Rev. 14:9
What do I say here except what do people worship more than money?
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the MARK of his name. Rev. 14:11
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his MARK, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Rev 15:2
Almost everyone accepted the mark. Or many people. Millions?
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the MARK of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. Rev. 16:2
Affliction sometimes follows sin. The people that accepted this mark were afflicted with a sore? Perhaps an infection.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the MARK of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. Rev. 19:20
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his MARK upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. 20:4
People that did not accept the mark, were offered up as a sacrifice to the beast. Each person that refused the mark and was murdered in the name of the beast, spent 1000 years with Jesus.