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  1. Chapter 2 The Internet and Multimedia

  2. How the Internet Developed • The Internet developed from a research project started by the U.S. Defense Department in 1958. • Three inventions that spread the use of the Internet were: • The personal computer (early 1980s) • The World Wide Web (1989) • The browser (1991)

  3. Connecting to the Internet • In order to connect to the Internet you must have: • A modem: allows your computer to send and receive signals though telephone lines • An Internet service provider (ISP): required for all home connections • Browser software: might need plug-in programs to retrieve some types of media applications

  4. Navigating the Web • In order to work with multimedia on the Internet, you must understand: • The browser screen and its standard elements • URL addresses and the information they contain

  5. Standard Browser Elements Additional links Navigation buttons Menu bar Web address or URL Sidebar Main display area Hyperlinks

  6. URL Elements

  7. Searching the Web • Use search engines to find the right Web page: • Create search queries that include keywords. • Use Boolean search strategies to narrow your search. • Use the right search engine to conduct faster, more efficient searches.

  8. Communicating on the Internet • There are several ways to communicate on the Internet: • E-mail: Sent to a specific e-mail address. Can have attachments. • File transfer protocol (FTP): Often used to transfer large files from one computer to another. • Chat rooms: “Virtual” rooms where you can exchange typed messages with others who are in the room. • Instant messaging: Allows you to communicate in real time with one person.