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The Internet (as in Intro to PCs and the Internet) Common Fallacies • The Internet was not created by Al Gore http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp The Internet is not literally a series of tubes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99PcP0aFNE • There is only one Internet What is the Internet? What is the Internet? • The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). – Wikipedia Contributors (03/17/2008) What is the World Wide Web? • In contrast, the Web is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. • The World Wide Web is one of the services accessible via the Internet, along with various others. – Wikipedia Contributors (03/17/2008) Common Uses of the Internet • World Wide Web (WWW) • Email • Remote Access • File Sharing • Streaming Media – Listening to Internet radio or viewing Internet TV • Collaboration – With other people in in games, chat (instant messaging), or unlimited other uses • Voice Telephony (VoIP) - calling people over the Internet Internet Related Topics • How does the Internet actually work? • How can I find what I’m looking for when I search the world wide web? • How can I keep my personal information and my computer safe on the Internet? • Can I trust that material I find on a website is true? • Is it legal to use material that I found on a website? • How can I troubleshoot problems with my Internet connection? • How can I keep my PC running smoothly on the Internet? • What are some cool tricks to use on the Internet? Address Bar Menu Bar Quick Tabs Refresh and Stop Forward and Back buttons buttons Status Bar URL or Uniform Resource Locator Hyperlink Hyper text document Homework • Write Shayne an email at email@example.com with subject “cs110: HW4” • Don’t do any research. • In the email describe everything that you believe/image happens when you click a hyperlink on a web document in Internet Explorer web browser. Don’t leave anything out. • Due: Wednesday March 19, 2008 Interesting Statements? • If I am running an antivirus program, am I protected from viruses on the Internet. • If I am viewing a web page in Internet Explorer, will it look the same in other browsers such as Firefox. • If I receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org it was sent to me by my teacher. Interesting Statements? • If I am purchasing something from a well known website, it is OK to provide my credit card number.
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