Using the Internet: What is it?
What is the Internet?
It is also known as the Net, Web, and World Wide Web.
The Internet is a physical network of computers, cables and more that began connecting computers all over the world in 1969. The World Wide Web was invented 20 years later in 1989. The World Wide Web is the information, or websites, that you can find on the network. If you want to see the very first website, click here!
What can you do with the Internet?
There is so much you can do! All of this, and more...
How does it work?
The Internet is millions of computers that are connected by phone lines, fiber optic lines, cable, satellites, and wireless connections.
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Check for Understanding:
- What do you use the Internet for?
- Why is the Internet important?