What is Internet?
The Internet is actually a group of networks, interconnected computer networks that communicate via TPC/IP standards. All of our computers and other devices are connected to this Network Of Networks on some of the servers provided by companies called Internet Service Provides – ISP.
There are many definitions of what the Internet is, here is what Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia says:
“The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), the infrastructure to support email, and peer-to-peer networks for file sharing and telephony.”
About the History of The Internet
The first network using the Internet Protocol – IP, was the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) established by The US Department of Defense in the 1960s.
” The history of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of packet networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, Great Britain, and France. The US Department of Defense awarded contracts as early as the 1960s for packet network systems, including the development of the ARPANET (which would become the first network to use the Internet Protocol.) The first message was sent over the ARPANET from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock’s laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). ”
You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet
About the Technical Side of The Internet
HTTP(Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the common internet language, establishing the ground rules for the communication between different devices connected online.
More about the Web Standards you can find on the W3 web site:
” The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C’s mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. ”
There is much more you can find about the internet regarding the technical side of it. The main goal of this blog is to present the information on how you can use the resources on the internet for business and fun.