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The Internet

  1. 1. THE INTERNET<br />BY HUGO GOMES<br />
  2. 2. The Internet is in all our lives, whether we like it or not. We can try to avoid it, but it always finds a way to return to our minds. This English assessment will be focusing on the Internet since there are many topics to be discussed and it’s something we all know a little something about and can’t really say that we wouldn’t like to learn more.<br />Preface<br />
  3. 3. The Internet is defined as being an international grid of computer networks linked together providing e-mail and information from computers in educational institutions, government agencies and industry, accessible to the general public via modem links.  <br />The Definition<br />
  4. 4. In the 1960s a U.S. defence research project created a linked network that allowed the computers to share information; this network was called Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPAnetfor short. This network, along with others, started developing unceasingly throughout the years and it is today known as the Internet.<br />The Creation<br />
  5. 5. Generally speaking, the internet can be used as a:<br />Source of information;<br />Source of entertainment;<br />Source of employment;<br />Tool<br />Uses of the Internet<br />
  6. 6. A social network is a social structure made up of individuals connected by one or more types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.<br />Social Network: definition<br />
  7. 7. Facebook<br />Twitter<br />MySpace<br />Hi5<br />Orkut<br />Social Networks<br />
  8. 8. Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of January 2011, Facebook has more than 600 million active usersmaking it the most visited website of all.<br />Facebook<br />
  9. 9. Twitter is a website owned and operated by Twitter Inc. which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page.<br />Twitter<br />
  10. 10. Myspace, MySpace or My____ is a social networking website. Myspacebecame the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006, a position that it held throughout 2007 until April 2008, when Facebook took the throne and became number one.<br />MySpace<br />
  11. 11. The Internet has made the search for information much easier. You can find any type of information you need cosily sitting on your chair or sofa, at home, while a few years ago you had to leave your home, probably drive to a library, find the right book (or books!) and eventually sit down to find the information you needed.<br />Information<br />
  12. 12. Wikipedia<br />Yahoo!<br />Useful sites to find information<br />
  13. 13. Wikipedia is a free, web based , collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 18 million articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, including yours truly, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. It’sranked as the 12th most popular site ofall.<br />Wikipedia<br />
  14. 14. Yahoo! Inc. is an American Internet corporation. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine, Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, advertising, Yahoo! Maps, Yahoo! Video, and social media websites and services. It is one of the largest websites in the United States. It employs over 13,000 people.<br />Yahoo!<br />
  15. 15. eHow is an online how-to guide with more than 1 million articles and 170,000 videos offering step-by-step instructions. eHow articles and videos are created by freelancers and cover a wide variety of topics organised into a hierarchy of categories. <br />eHow<br />
  16. 16. Google<br />Youtube<br />Important Sites<br />
  17. 17. Google Search or Google Web Search is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. and is the most used search engine. Google receives hundreds of millions of queries each day through its various services.The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in webpages.<br />Google<br />
  18. 18. YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. Youtube is the third most visited site of all, behind Facebook and Google.<br />Youtube<br />
  19. 19. eBay<br />Amazon<br />PayPal<br />Online Trading<br />
  20. 20. eBayisan online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. At first you could only bid for the items, but later on a “Buy Now” function was implemented: the seller can choose a price that he finds acceptable to sell the product immediately and the buyer can choose to do so, or keep bidding.<br />eBay<br />
  21. 21., Inc. is a US-based multinational electronic commerce company headquartered in Seattle. It is the largest online retailer in the United States. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, and toys.<br />Amazon<br />
  22. 22. PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods such as cheques and money orders. Paypal was bought by eBay in 2002. PayPal is a common payment method in many online shops or games.<br />PayPal<br />
  23. 23. There are over 1 billioncomputersintheworld.<br />There are over 2 billion internet usersintheworldwhichis 30,2% oftheworld’s total population.<br />Over 20 millionwebpages are addedeveryday.<br />Almost 60% ofeverythingwrittenonthe Net isinEnglish.<br />Mostusers are male.<br />Curiosities<br />
  24. 24. Statistics<br />
  25. 25. Internet Explorer<br />Mozilla Firefox<br />Google Chrome<br />Opera<br />Browsers<br />
  26. 26. Microsoft Office<br />WinRar<br />Adobe Photoshop<br />Windows Media Player<br />Windows Live Messenger<br />Anti-viruses<br />Important programs<br />
  27. 27. Microsoft Office is a proprietary commercial office suite of inter-related desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft in 1989. Microsoft Office integrates Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other programs.<br />Microsoft Office<br />
  28. 28. WinRAR is a shareware file archiver and data compression utility developed by Eugene and Alexander Roshal, and first released in autumn of 1993. It is one of the few applications that is able to create RAR archives natively, because the encoding method is held to be proprietary.<br />WinRar<br />
  29. 29. Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems Incorporated. It’sconsidered to betheleadinggraphicseditingprogramand can beusedbyanyone.<br />Adobe Photoshop<br />
  30. 30. Windows Media Player is a proprietary digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers.<br />Windows Media Player<br />
  31. 31. Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft. In June 2009, Microsoft reported the service attracted over 330 million active users each month.<br />MSN Messenger<br />
  32. 32. Anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including but not limited to computer viruses, computer worm, trojan horses, spyware and adware. This page talks about the software used for the prevention and removal of such threats, rather than computer security implemented by software methods.<br />Anti-viruses<br />
  33. 33. A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer. The term "virus" is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, including but not limited to adware and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive ability. <br />Computer virus<br />
  34. 34. ILOVEYOU, also known as Love Letter, is a computer worm that successfully attacked tens of millions of computers in 2000 when it was sent as an attachment to a user with the text "ILOVEYOU" in the subject line. The worm arrived e-mail on and after May 4, 2000 with the simple subject of "ILOVEYOU" and an attachment "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU“. It caused 5.5 Billion US Dollars in damage.<br />ILOVEYOU<br />
  35. 35. It reproduced itself by replacing files with copies of itself.<br />It sent itself through Internet Relay Chat clients as well as e-mail.<br />It downloaded a file called WIN-BUGSFIX.EXE from the Internet and executed it. Rather than fix bugs, this program was a password-stealing application that e-mailed secret information to the hacker's e-mail address.<br />What ILOVEYOU did<br />
  36. 36. A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. <br />What is a browser?<br />
  37. 37. The Internet made it possible for anyone to read newspapers, to watch films or TV series, to listen to songs and to read (or listen to) books entirely for free. You can even get free cable TV! All you need is an Internet connection and you’re all set.<br />Internet TakesOver<br />
  38. 38. Many people are concerned about their privacy while they are online, although if they have their computers protected with an antivirus and a firewall they can be quite safe as long as they don’t visit suspicious sites, register on doubtful services or download malicious files. Also, when you use a router to connect to the Internet remember to password protect it or anyone close to you can steal all your information!<br />Privacy<br />
  39. 39. Update your operating system;<br />Keep your antivirus and firewall updated and running;<br />Avoid websites you’ve never heard of if you think they might be dangerous;<br />Do not download files that you don’t need or didn’t request;<br />Avoid clicking on advertisements on any websites.<br />Some tips to keep you safe<br />
  40. 40. A hacker can be defined in many ways, but the two most common and correct ones are the following:<br />1. An enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user.<br />2. A person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.<br />Hacker<br />
  41. 41. The Internet is the world's largest library.  It's just that all the books are on the floor.<br />Hooked on Internet?  Help is a just a click away.<br />One of the Internet's strengths is its ability to help consumers find the right needle in a digital haystack of data<br />Television to brainwash us all and Internet to eliminate any last resistance.  <br />Quotesonthe Internet<br />
  42. 42. Nowletuswatch a videothatwillexplaintheHistoryofthe Internet. <br /><br />Video Time!<br />