What is the Internet? The Internet is a world wide system of computer networks. It is a virtual world where you can visit places, talk to people any where and find information.HOW WAS THE INTERNET INVENTED? An American computer scientist discovered away to share information from computer to computer and called it a network. 5 years later, many were developed in the government, businesses and at universities. Many years later, a British researcher invented the World Wide Web.
How does the Internet work? To use the Internet, you must be connected to a telephone line or television cable, and a modem. You will also need a Internet Service Provider (ISP).HOW FAR CAN THE INTERNET REACH? The Internet now reaches every continent.
How does the Internet work so quickly? The Internet is the connection that allows millions of computers to send and receive information instantly around the world. This information travels rapidly by way of telephone or television cables and satellites out in space.HOW BIG WILL THE INTERNET BECOME? By 2020, it is estimated that there will be two thousand million people around the world using the Internet which is 400 times the number of people in Singapore now.
What is the difference between the Internetand the World Wide Web? The Web is one of the many popular ways to access the Internet. It was created using a different computer language for a specific reason– to share information.WILL THE WEB REPLACE BOOKS? Web reading will not replace books. In fact, the Web has been a good way for book sellers to advertise their books online through their websites, making readers more aware of them. Besides, not all books are available online for reading. With printed books there is also no need to worry that a book will ‘crash’ or become infected with a ‘virus’ as computers sometimes do.
What are the advantages and disadvantagesof the web? Advantages: 1. It has allowed information to be obtained quickly. 2. It can improve communication with people across continents. 3. You can use it anywhere in the world where there is a Web connection. Disadvantages: 1. You do not actually know or meet the people you are talking to online. 2. There can be the problem of a ‘traffic jam’ on the electronic ‘highway’ because too many people are using the Internet. 3. Your computer may be infected with a virus or having personal information stolen from it.