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? • 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? • The Internet originated with the military. The military found it necessary to began corresponding using e-mail.
What does WWW stand for? World Wide Web
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? • Internet Service Provider • AOL • Earthlink • Juno
What does http: stand for ? HyperText Transfer Protocol • Translates each web address into a specific set of numbers
What does html stand for? Hyper Text Markup Language
What do I need to get on the Internet? • Computer • Modem • Browser software • ISP
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? • http://edtech.kennesaw.edu • http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us • http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us
What is a search engine? • Tool used to search the web. • Google • Yahoo/Yahooligans • Ask Jeeves/Ask Jeeves for Kids