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.
Leet (written 31337, 1337, and l33t), or Leetspeak, is a written argot used primarily on the Internet, which uses various combinations of alphanumerics to replace Latinate letters. The term is derived from the word "elite", and the usage it describes is a specialized form of shorthand.
Danah Michele Boyd
(or danah boyd
, born Danah Michele Mattas
in 1977), is an American academic
, and blogger
best known for media appearances where she speaks about social networking sites such as Friendster
. Since 2003, she and her research have been quoted on the subject of social networking in dozens of different articles in media sources such as NPR
, USA Today
and The O'Reilly Factor
. She was also the subject of a major profile in The New York Times
in 2003 and the Financial Times
in 2006. She initially studied computer science
at Brown University
where she worked with Andy van Dam
, and then pursued her Master's Degree
in sociable media with Judith Donath
at the MIT Media Lab
. She advanced to Ph.D.
candidacy in the UC Berkeley School of Information
in 2006, and will be a non-resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
for the 2007-2008 academic year.
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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:33:45 -0800
Stewart's sole internet provider, OneWayOut, has shut down, leaving Durant and the town's residents with no options to go online. "The infrastructure required to deliver internet and possibly cell service is extremely expensive — to do it effectively ...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Internet is routinely described as borderless, and that is often how it feels. Tweet a photo or post a comment, and it is instantly viewable in nearly every country in the world. But a global Internet unbounded by territorial ...
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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 03:03:45 -0800
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