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The Internet & WWW


What is the Internet?
The internet is a globally interconnected piece of software shared by millions of devices worldwide. The internet is a piece of software created for research and consists of millions of private, public, educational and business networks.

When was it developed?

The first working version of the internet came during the 1960s along with the creation of ARPNET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) which was funded by the US department of defence, it used packet software to allow multiple devices to communicate over a single network. More networks were later created during the 60s and early 1970s using a variety of different communication protocols. During the 1980s ARPNET continued to adapt the internet to develop it further until it was decommissioned in 1990. It was during the mid-1990s that the internet really took off having a large impact on cultures around the world. The Internet's takeover of the global communication landscape was almost instant, already 51% by 2000, and more than 97% of the telecommunicated information by 2007 was sent over the internet.

Why was it developed?

The internet was original developed essentially to enable communications over a shared network originally created for the  US army.



What is the WWW?
The World Wide Web is a series of interconnected documents shared via the internet that allows hyperlinks to work.

When was it developed?

Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989.

Why was it developed?
The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for information-sharing between scientists in universities around the world.

Other Uses for the Internet
The internet has many uses not just email such as
• Gaming
• Research
• Videos
• Pictures
• Social media
• Sharing information
• Education
• Financial transactions
• shopping


Pros & Cons of the Internet

The internet has many good points, but also has brought problems:
Pros – good points Cons – bad points
Communication
You can keep in touch with people who you don’t get to see often.
Many people bully over the internet as they don’t like to speak to people’s faces (cyber bullying)
Information
You can catch up on the latest news as well as research documents for yourself.
Not everything on the internet is true.
Entertainment
You can access videos and pictures that you have perhaps missed or want to see and haven’t been able to.
Some of the videos contain viruses as well as some videos being unsuitable for certain age groups.
Banking
You can bank from home- helpful if you can’t leave the house.
People may pretend to be other people online to steal bank details.
Shopping
You can shop from home which is helpful if you can’t leave the house.
Some websites aren’t legit and could be viruses or frauds.
Gaming
If you do not have the latest game console you can still play online games
Some people may bully over games or hack accounts and find out personal information
Social Media
Social media is a great way to see pictures that friends have taken and chat online
Cyber bullying
Education
When children get homework at school and they don’t understand some things about it they can look them up online
Sometimes there is different things on webpages than what the teacher taught them causing confusion
Sharing
Pictures and videos can be sent to those who aren’t near.
Cyber bullying, some pictures could be sent to the wrong person, viruses.





Tim Berners Lee



Some examples of Social Media


Some Examples of Online Shopping