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How Much Do You Know About the Internet?. What is the Internet?. The Internet is the world’s largest computer network, connecting more than 4 million computers in over 160 countries. Fastest growing communication medium ever. Where did the Internet originate?.

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what is the internet
What is the Internet?
  • The Internet is the world’s largest computer network, connecting more than 4 million computers in over 160 countries.
  • Fastest growing communication medium ever.
where did the internet originate
Where did the Internet originate?
  • The Internet originated with the military. The military found it necessary to began corresponding using e-mail.
how is the web different from the internet
How is the Web different from the Internet ?
  • The World Wide Web is the multimedia portion of the web.
  • Multimedia is comprised of graphics, movie, and sound files, as well as text documents.
  • Web requires browser software – Netscape or Internet Explorer (IE).
what is an isp
What is an ISP?
  • Internet Service Provider
    • AOL
    • Earthlink
    • Juno
what does http stand for
What does http: stand for ?

HyperText Transfer Protocol

  • Translates each web address into a specific set of numbers
what does html stand for
What does html stand for?

Hyper Text Markup Language

what do i need to get on the internet
What do I need to get on the Internet?
  • Computer
  • Modem
  • Browser software
  • ISP
what does url mean
What does URL mean?
  • Uniform Resource Locator
  • The format for identifying locations (addresses) on the Web.
  • http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/links/elemen.html

directory/pathname

domain

network

protocol

server

what is the server name in these addresses
What is the server name in these addresses?
  • http://edtech.kennesaw.edu
  • http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us
  • http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us
what is a search engine
What is a search engine?
  • Tool used to search the web.
    • Google
    • Yahoo/Yahooligans
    • Ask Jeeves/Ask Jeeves for Kids
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