Internet Facts

Learn some great Internet
facts and interesting information about the World
Wide Web. What’s the difference between the Internet and the World
Wide Web? Find out this and
many more fun technology fact.

  • Although the World Wide
    Web is often referred to as
    the Internet, the two are
    not the same thing. The
    Internet is a huge network
    of networks that links computers together all over
    the world using a range of
    wires and wireless
    technologies. The World
    Wide Web is the collection
    of linked pages that are accessed using the Internet
    and a web browser.
  • English physicist Sir Tim
    Berners-Lee is regarded as
    having invented the World
    Wide Web in 1989. Since
    then he has continued the
    development of web standards and other web
    related projects.
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  • Website addresses such as http://
    http://www.timelesswap.wordpress.com are known by the term
    Uniform Resource Locater
    (URL).
  • The domain name system
    of the Internet includes top
    level domains such
    as .com, .info, .net, .org, .
    edu, .mil and .gov as well
    as country specific domains and more.
  • As well as the World Wide
    Web, the Internet is used
    for such application as
    email, file sharing, online
    chat, phone and video calls,
    online gaming and more.
  • Thanks to the increasing
    accessibility of the
    Internet, the popularity of
    the web has exploded over
    the last 10 years. The web
    is now used for a number of different purposes
    including online shopping,
    social networking, games,
    news, travel information,
    business, advertising and
    much more.
  • Social networking websites
    such as Facebook, Google+
    and Twitter have become
    popular over the last few
    years. People now spend a
    large amount of their time online keeping in touch
    with each other through
    these applications and
    services.
  • Security and privacy
    concerns have always been
    a problem on the Internet
    with many people often
    unaware of the potential
    risks they take when inputting confidential data,
    passwords and personal
    information into various
    websites. Viruses and
    spam emails are other
    sources over security concerns which frequently
    cause disruptions and
    headaches for users of the
    web.
  • One of the best and most
    common ways of finding
    information on the web is
    through the use of search
    engines such as Google and
    Bing. Google is currently the most popular search
    engine, receiving hundreds
    of millions of search
    queries every day.



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