The Internet

Whats it for?

What is it?

The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, business and government networks that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical technologies.

What is WWW?

WWW stands for world wide web - this normally goes at the start of URL or domain to a website. It is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the internet.

What are websites and browsers?

A website is a location that is connected to the internet that maintains one or more web pages. A browser is a graphical user interface that displays HTML files and is used to navigate the world wide web.

What are the uses of the internet?

We can use the internet for communicating with people a lot easier way it is quicker than meeting up with someone and websites can teach us or things that everyone can see.

Benefits of the internet.

It is easy to contact people if you need them quickly. It is always available for people to use, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, its always there. You can find out what every you need to know on a search engine and it will take you to a website that will tell you the information.

Issues with the internet.

The internet isn't fast for everyone, it depends on where you are and what ISP you have. Sometimes you may find it hard to look for something as there is lots of results for what you need. Not everything you find on the internet is true, any can access the internet therefore anyone can post what they want onto it, its as simple as making a website and posting what ever you like onto it, this may be biased opinions.

What will happen in the future?

Unfortunately the web is getting extremely big therefore it will be even more difficult to find what you are looking for on the internet. We are running out of web addresses, in 2010 there was only 3% of IP addresses left to use, IPv4 provides these addresses however this will upgrade to IPv6 which can give every grain of sand on Earth an IP.