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The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks, consisting of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies. The Internet appears to its users as a single worldwide network accessible to the general public. The protocol that makes it possible to use the millions of networks composing the Internet as if they were one network is a special type of packet switching known as IP or The Internet Protocol.

A computer that connects to the Internet can access information from a vast number of servers and other computers. An Internet connection also allows the computer to send information through the network; that information may be saved and ultimately accessed by a variety of servers and other computers. Much of the information widely accessible through use of the Internet consists of the interlinked hypertext documents and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW). Web users typically send and receive information using a web browser. Other software for interacting with computer networks includes specialized programs for electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing.

Information is moved around the Internet by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)which defines how packets are moving in any platform especially the transport layer. The Internet Protocol Suite consists of several layers of protocols. The lowest layer (the link layer) deals with protocols that transmit data over specific technologies, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The highest layer (the application layer) supports specific applications, such as e-mail and file transfer. In between are the Internet layer, which provides for transmitting packets over any conceivable technology, and the transport layer, which provides for various services such as reliable delivery of packets or real-time streaming of packets.

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Internet is now an evergrowing media in our world. The usage of internet has shown a tremendous hike. The word internet means connection between many networks.

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Google opens headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" search results. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results, or the higher it "ranks," the more searchers will visit that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. As a marketing strategy for increasing a site's relevancy, SEO considers how search algorithms work and what people search for. SEO efforts may involve a site's coding, presentation, and structure, as well as fixing problems that could prevent search engine indexing programs from fully spidering a site. Other, more noticeable efforts may include adding unique content to a site, and making sure that the content is easily indexed by search engines and also appeals to human visitors. The acronym "SEO" can also refer to "search engine optimizers," a term adopted by an industry of consultants who carry out optimization projects on behalf of clients, and by employees who perform SEO services in-house.

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Tech. Sgt. Troy Goodman watches the newest member of his family via webcam
Credit: United States Air Force, Master Sergeant Sean Brennan

Webcams are small cameras, (usually, though not always, video cameras) whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video conferencing application. The term webcam is also used to describe the low-resolution digital video cameras designed for such purposes, but which can also be used to record in a non-real-time fashion.



Main project: WikiProject Internet


Related WikiProjects: Blogging • Websites • Early Web History • Internet culture

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Marc Andreessen (born July 9, 1971, in Cedar Falls, Iowa and raised in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, United States) is a software engineer and entrepreneur best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser, and co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation. He was the chair of Opsware, a software company he founded originally as Loudcloud, when it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Netscape's success attracted the attention of Microsoft, which recognized the web's potential and wanted to put itself at the forefront of the rising Internet revolution. Microsoft licensed the Mosaic source code from Spyglass, Inc., an offshoot of the University of Illinois, and turned it into Internet Explorer. The resulting battle between the two companies became known as the Browser Wars. Andreessen is an investor in social news website Digg and serves on the board of Open Media Network. He is also a cofounder of Ning, a company which provides a platform for social-networking websites.

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The Internet is a powerful new medium that is growing by leaps and bounds. Each day more and more people are logging onto the Net to get information.

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Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:12:13 -0700

"Our goal is to accelerate the development of a new set of technologies that can drastically change the economics of deploying internet infrastructure," wrote Parikh in a blog post. "We are exploring a number of different approaches to this challenge ...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Scranton Times-Tribune
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 21:18:45 -0700

About one of every three households in Scranton has no Internet access, according to data compiled by PublicSource, an independent investigative news group in Pittsburgh and a news partner of Times-Shamrock Newspapers. Statewide, 28 percent of ...
New York Times
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:23:17 -0700

It will not be directly connected to the Internet, but will make it possible to move data at speeds of 10 gigabits to 100 gigabits among 10 University of California campuses and 10 other universities and research institutions in several states, tens or ...


Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:20:01 -0700

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Medical Daily

Medical Daily
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:33:45 -0700

Thirty-two percent of respondents who weren't online reported they simply weren't interested in being online or they didn't believe the Internet was “relevant to their lives.” Others reported they were “too old to learn” how the Internet works ...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:48:45 -0700

Jay Adelson was born in Detroit, raised in Southfield, high school at Cranbrook, college at Boston University, became a serial Internet entrepreneur, CEO of Digg, and at age 37, appeared on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.
Fox News Latino
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:47:43 -0700

Colombia will have 100 percent nationwide Internet coverage this year as part of a government effort to promote social inclusion through technology, Information and Communication Technologies Minister David Luna said. "We're revolutionizing Colombia ...

Fox News

Fox News
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:11:21 -0700

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