what is internet?

what is internet

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked web pages and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW).

    The Internet and the World Wide Web are not one and the same. The Internet is a collection of interconnected computer networks, linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, etc. In contrast, the Web is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. The World Wide Web is one of the services accessible via the Internet, along with various others including e-mail, file sharing, online gaming and others described below. However, "the Internet" and "the Web" are commonly used interchangeably in non-technical settings.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the ARPANET. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.

    Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative, and self-sustaining facility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the total resources of the currently existing public telecommunication networks. Technically, what distinguishes the Internet is its use of a set of protocols called TCP/IP (for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). Two recent adaptations of Internet technology, the intranet and the extranet, also make use of the TCP/IP protocol.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The internet is a series of worldwide linked computers. Internet is a source of world wild communication and great source of Knowledge.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The internet is a series of linked computers at first made by scientist to share information world wide.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked web pages and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW).

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  • 5 years ago

    The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. It connects millions of computers together globally, forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet.

  • 6 years ago

    Internet is a source of world wild communication and great source of Knowledge and so many.

  • 1 decade ago

    Basically something that allows you to access information from servers or computers. It is relayed to your computer in a user-friendly appearance but really has tons of complex codes behind it. An example of a code is if you look up you have a URL which is actually a code. Many people know how to use it but it is still a code and a function. Most websites such as Yahoo! use javascript which enables that user-friendly look. It links buttons to code and code to buttons etc.

  • 5 years ago

    The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide.

  • 5 years ago

    The internet gives us access to more information, entertainment and ways to communicate than most of us ever thought possible.

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