Whats The Simple definition of internet?
The internet is a telecommunications network that uses telephone lines, cables, satellites and wireless connections to connect computers and other devices to the World Wide Web. The Internet is a global network of billions of computers and other electronic devices.
You can do all of this by connecting a computer to the Internet, which is also called going online. When someone says a computer is online, it’s just another way of saying it’s connected to the Internet. With the Internet, it’s possible to access almost any information, communicate with anyone else in the world, and do much more. All modern computers can connect to the internet, as can many mobile phones and some televisions, video game consoles and other devices.
How does the Internet work?
The Internet works through a packet routing network in accordance with the Internet Protocol (IP), the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) and other protocols.
It’s important to realize that the Internet is a global network of physical cables, which can include copper telephone wires, TV cables, and fiber optic cables. Even wireless connections like Wi-Fi and 3G/4G rely on these physical cables to access the Internet.
When you visit a website, your computer sends a request over these wires to a server. For example, the Transport Control Protocol has a rule that if one computer sends data to another computer, the destination computer should let the source computer know if any data was missing so the source computer can re-send it. A server is where websites are stored, and it works a lot like your computer’s hard drive. Once the request arrives, the server retrieves the website and sends the correct data back to your computer. What’s amazing is that this all happens in just a few seconds!
Whats The Internet Used For?
- Accessing available information from the millions of websites around the world that make up the World Wide Web
- send and receive email messages to your computer and mobile device
- share photographs and video clips with your friends and family
- Accessing Ebay and Amazon to buy goods and services (and often save money!)
- carry out online banking for major banks and transfer money nation wide
- Charting and conducting meetings via use Skype to make free phone calls to other computer users
- play games with other people online
- catch up on TV and radio programs that you’ve missed
- Education and learning something new with an online course.
- Download software and Anti-viruses for your computer
- Coding and computer Engineering software application.