Using the Internet
* [Show Transcript] USING THE INTERNET
The Internet is a worldwide collection of public networks that are linked
to each other for information exchange. The Internet started as a network
to facilitate communication between government and educational departments
in the United States.
When other networks were connected to this network, it became a vast
medium for exchanging information and ideas.
Today, the Internet connects many commercial, government, and educational
networks, as well as individual computers, which share data.
The Internet offers a range of services to its users, such as file
transfers between Internet users and electronic mail for sending messages.
The World Wide Web (WWW), or the Web, is another service that the Internet
provides. WWW includes specially formatted documents that are interlinked
and stored on servers around the world.
You can use the Internet and its services to send messages to other
Internet users, search and apply for jobs, watch movies, and buy and sell
Many organizations use a special type of network to communicate and share
information within the organization. Such a network is called an intranet.
An intranet is similar to the WWW but is accessible only to authorized
users of the organization.
An intranet is much smaller than the Internet and can provide services
such as document distribution, software distribution, access to databases,
and training. Lesson 2 - COMMON COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY 2.5 -
USING THE INTERNET 
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