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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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Delrina was a Canadian software company based in Toronto, that existed between 1988 and 1995, prior to being bought by the American software firm Symantec. Delrina started out by producing a set of electronic form products known as PerForm and later, FormFlow. However, the company was best known for its WinFax software package of the early- to mid-1990s, which enabled computers equipped with fax-modems to communicate faxes to stand-alone fax machines or other similarly-equipped computers. Delrina also produced a set of popular screensavers, including one that resulted in the well-publicized "flying toasters" lawsuit for copyright and trademark infringement (Berkeley Systems Inc. v. Delrina); the case set a precedent in American law that satiric commercial software products were not subject to the same First Amendment exemptions as parodic cartoons or literature. After the buyout by Symantec in 1995, parts of the firm were sold off, while Symantec continues to sell the WinFax product to this day. In its wake, several of Delrina's former executives founded venture capital firms that continue to have a lasting impact on the Canadian software industry.

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Lolcat or Cat Macro with white cat on laptop computer
Credit: Original: Jerry7171 Modified image: AmosWolfe

Lolcats are images combining photographs of animals, most frequently cats, with a subjectively humorous and idiosyncratic caption in broken English referred to as Kitty Pidgin, Kitteh, or lolspeak. The meme originated in the rule 1 and 2 imageboards as the Caturday internet phenomenon. The name "lolcat" is a compound word of "lol" and "cat". The phenomenon is also referred to as cat macros. Lolcats are created for photo sharing imageboards and other internet forums.

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Main project: WikiProject Internet

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

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Mark Zuckerberg in 2005
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard College student he founded the online social networking service Facebook with the help of fellow Harvard student and computer science major Andrew McCollum as well as roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. He now serves as Facebook's CEO. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. It quickly became a success at Harvard and more than two-thirds of the school's students signed up in the first two weeks. Zuckerberg then decided to spread Facebook to other schools and enlisted the help of roommate Dustin Moskovitz. They first spread it to Stanford, Columbia and Yale and then to other Ivy League colleges and schools in the Boston area. By the beginning of the summer, Zuckerberg and Moskovitz had released Facebook at almost 30 schools. Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto, California with Moskovitz and some friends during the summer of 2004. They leased a small house which served as their first office. Over the summer, Zuckerberg met Peter Thiel who invested in the company. Today, the company has four buildings in downtown Palo Alto.

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Taylor Hanson
Our idea of the Internet is that it's an open source, a place where people all over the world can instantly get content. We've tried to use it as a way to develop trust with our fans as much as possible.
Taylor Hanson, 2005

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:01:57 -0700

We've heard so much about the Internet of Things (IoT) but one topic within the business dialogue that needs to be addressed is how the IoT is disrupting the C-suite. Over the past three years, I have worked with and observed executives struggling to ...

Business Insider

Business Insider
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700

Another solution Ars Technica considers is that Apple starts contributing to open source web standards, helping the whole internet, as well as Safari. That doesn't sound like Apple's way of thinking, but it could help developers get back onto Safari.

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:24:29 -0700

NEW DELHI: A DoT panel on net neutrality is learnt to have opposed projects like Facebook's Internet.org, which allow access to certain websites without mobile data charges, while suggesting that similar plans such as Airtel Zero be allowed with prior ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Judging from the Texas Redhead centipede, everything is bigger in the state. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released this photo on Facebook Friday of a redheaded centipede—with its long black body, yellow pointy legs, red head and ...

Forward

Forward
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0700

So it's only natural, then, that the Internet would have a flock of talented, resourceful, sometimes-controversial Jews who have found ways to harness its “series of tubes” (in the immortal words of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens) to achieve fame ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700

For Matt Martians, it started with the beats. A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Martians is half of the Internet, the adventurous R&B group that began as an offshoot of the cheerfully anarchic Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future. Since then ...

Business Insider

Business Insider
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:41:15 -0700

The government would have to enforce Internet censorship: people couldn't download secure software, search engines couldn't answer queries about secure software, and every packet would be inspected to ensure it isn't being encrypted with secure ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:05:38 -0700

Some American fans have been comparing the USA's women's World Cup win over Japan to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, because that is what the internet has become now. The USA became the only nation to win three Women's World Cups after a ...
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