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Internet Index

Index of Lessons

Lesson 1   -  Internet 101 What is the Internet?

Lesson 2   -  How is the Internet Used?

Lesson 3   -  Connecting to the Internet

Lesson 4   -  Browser Basics and Common Web Browsers

Lesson 5   -  Search Engines and Strategies



World Wide Web



When most people think of the Internet, the first thing they think about is the World Wide Web. Nowadays, the terms "Internet" and "World Wide Web" are often used interchangeably—but they're actually not the same thing.

The Internet is the physical network of computers all over the world.

The World Wide Web is a virtual network of web sites connected by hyperlinks (or "links"). Web sites are stored on servers on the Internet, so the World Wide Web is a part of the Internet.

The backbone of the World Wide Web is HTML files, which are specially-formatted documents that can contain links, as well as images and other media. All web browsers can read HTML files.

As the Internet has grown, it has developed into a multifaceted tool with a vast range of uses. It's now easy to keep in touch with friends, publish your own articles, or even watch your favorite TV shows using the Internet.