The Internet is a system architecture that enables computers around the
world to communicate with each other, regardless of their geographic
location. By means of these interconnected computers,
the Internet enables worldwide broadcasting and dissemination
of information as well as convenient interaction between people
at far-flung locations around the globe.
is an international, non-profit organization that focuses on Internet
standards, public policy, education and training, and membership.
Their website features an article about the
history of the Internet. Also of interest is the
Internet Engineering Task Force,
an international community of professionals who are concerned with the
more technical aspects of the Internet's operation and architecture.
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The World Wide Web may be considered a subset of the Internet. While
the Internet is a global network of computers, the World Wide Web is that
portion of the Internet that consists of media (words, pictures, sounds,
and movies) as viewed through a browser. Similarly, while all
information on the Internet travels through communication protocols, the
World Wide Web uses a specific protocol – HTTP – to transmit
data and allow applications to process business logic.
On this Chosen Sites page, you will find information, software, and tools
resources that are geared to the World Wide Web and the Internet.