INTERNET BASICS

There have been many search online about the basics of Internet today I am going to talk about the word internet.
First let's start with the definition of Internet.


Internet


WHAT IS INTERNET

The word "internet" is the short form of the word internet networking. Internet working is the connecting together of computer systems and other synonymous devices like smart phones, printers, page digital assistance (PDA) for the purpose of resource sharing, security, backup etc. It can also be said to be the interconnected network of networks on the globe scale. It makes it possible for computers all over the world to send and receive messages. It is an internet work of several host and their networks to form a larger network of global magnitude. It is therefore a global collection of computers and networks that connects millions of people, organisations, military, government to a wide range of information resources through a common protocol to communicate among themselves. The internet came as a result of the crave for a robust, efficient, data network based on packets (packet switching) as against the circuit switching (Telephone network) previously in existence. The internet was developed by Paul Baran and Donald Davis in 1962. This packet switching technology was first implemented in the US Dollars Advance  Projects Agency Network by 1973. By early 70s ARPANET had spread to some parts of Europe and spanned the US continent. By 1986, US Science Foundation (NSF) initiated a network called NSFNET, which later became a major components of the NET. Similarly, other networks were developed throughout the US through which the rest of the world was connected to form a global network of system and network called internet.

The term internet and world wide web are often used interchangeably in everyday speech. It is common to speak of "going on the internet" when invoking a web browser to view web pages. Inter web is a mixture of internet and world wide Web.

ADVANTAGES OF THE INTERNET
1. Resource-sharing.
2. Integration of resources.
3. Globalization of the world.
4. Enhancement of information
    communication.
5. Infrastructure for online transaction.

BASIC INTERNET TERMS.

WHAT IS THE WORLD WIDE WEB.

WWW

The World Wide Web (the "www" that is at the beginning of web addresses) is the connection of interlinked electronic documents stored on computer servers and accessed via the internet using the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Please). With the web browser a user views web pages with text and multimedia, navigating quickly through pages using hyperlinks.


WHAT IS A WEB BROWSER.
Web Browser

A web browser is a software program that is used to access the world wide web and display Web pages.
To use the browser you must accept an online agreements and pay a monthly fee to an internet service provider that will connect you to the internet.  Currently, Internet service often comes in a bundle with telephone and cable service.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP)?
ISP

ISPs connect computer users to their network through options including telephone dial-up, DSL, broadband wireless access, cable modem, and ethernet. ISP examples: AOL, MSN, optimum online and Verizon.


WHAT IS A WEBSITE?
Website

it is one or more web pages that relate to a common theme such as a person, business, organisation, or a subject ,s such as sports. The first page is called the "home page" or the "index page", which indicates the content on the website. From the homepage, you can click on hyperlinks to access other web pages. Every website has a unique address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator).

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