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    What is the Internet?
    The Internet, we often shorten to ‘The Net’, is a worldwide system of computer networks, a massive network of networks. It connects millions of computers together, forming a network in which users at any one computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the Internet.

    What is the origin of the Internet?
    The Internet was conceived in 1969 by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. government and was first known as the ‘ARPANet’. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.

    What is the World Wide Web?
    People are most of the time confused about the two notions, but Internet is not synonymous with World Wide Web. The World Wide Web, sometimes abbreviated ‘WWW’ or simply called ‘the Web’, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is the most widely used part of the Internet. Using the Web, you have access to billions of pages of information. Web browsing is done with a Web browser, the well-known of which are Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Actually, ‘the Web’ can be defined as: ‘a computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol’

    What are the good and bad sides of the Internet?
    In a click, people feel closer with the Internet, no matter the distance that separates them. But it is obvious that every new invention has its bad sides: Through meeting websites, ‘The web’ has become nowadays the most used mean to swindle people.

    Posted by Erika NSIAMALEMBE, an English teacher in Oyem, GABON. April 9th, 2016.

    Last edited by Tdol; 10-Apr-2016 at 16:41.

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    The very last line suggests that you are affiliated with this site in some way. Are you? If you intend posting this somewhere, that line doesn't belong.

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    I removed it along with the other links.

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