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cmarion2

HowStuffWorks "Internet vs. World Wide Web" - 0 views

  • The Web isn't the only system out there, but it's the most popular and widely used. (Examples of ways to access the Internet without using HTTP include e-mail and instant messaging.)
  • The World Wide Web, on the other hand, is the system we use to access the Internet
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
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    This article explains the difference between the internet and the WWW by describing the internet as a network of computers and the WWW as one of the modes we use to access certain files within this network. It also states that-- as we had discussed in class-- though the WWW is probably the most widely-used mode of accessing the internet, other ways, such as through email and instant messaging, are also available.
Amanda French

Brief History of the Internet - Internet Timeline | Internet Society - 2 views

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    A brief history of the Internet written by some of its founders. From the website of the Internet Society.
Amanda French

History of the Internet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Wikipedia page about the History of the Internet that I showed in class. Note that the first Internet connection (really, the first ARPANET connection) was made between UCLA and Stanford -- most early work on the Internet was done at universities and was funded by government grants. It was only after the launch of the Web in the early 90s that businesses began devoting resources to the Internet and the Web.
cmarion2

Future of the Internet - Future Internet Scenarios | Internet Society - 0 views

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    A neat page by the Internet Society depicting their potential scenarios for the future of the internet with cool little videos.
Natasha Taliferro

Africa's "Father of the Internet" - 0 views

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    Nii Quaynor, Africa's "Father of the Internet" is responsible for establishing the continents internet capabilities. Quaynor, the first African to be on the board of ICANN, was recently inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
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    Natasha, Quaynor would be a terrific person to research for your presentation and final project. Very interesting, and I had never heard of him before.
Taylor Kreinces

ICANN 'coalition' created to tackle concerns about the future of the Internet - 0 views

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    This article talks about how the Internet's naming and numbering system regulated by ICANN will be having a conference about "Internet governance, principles and proposed frameworks for global Internet cooperation, and a roadmap for future Internet governance challenges."
Amanda French

Are These People Building Their Own Internet? - 0 views

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    Fascinating article on grassroots alternatives to paying a company like Verizon for Internet access. If enough of these community-built networks come into being and link to each other, we'll have a brand-new Internet!
Natalie Niemeyer

Map of the Internet - 1 views

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    This internet map is structured by which websites are most popular. It's also categorized by each website's country of origin.
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    Mapping the Internet is actually a very popular thing to do. See also this "subway map" of the Internet mapped onto Tokyo's subway system: http://ia.net/blog/web-trend-map-4-final-beta/
Jimin Kwon

Broadbands Internet Speeds Explained - 0 views

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    What does "High Speed Internet" mean exactly? This article gives you detailed information about the speed of the internet we use everyday and what speed would be the right choice for ourselves. According to the article, "80 percent of broadband users in the United States don't know don't know what speed they are paying for". If you were one of those, you would probably want to go click "Alternative Broadband Speed Test" on the second page of the article and check yours today!
mgotcher

Just a fun article about the internet. - 0 views

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    Don't forget to add a comment that describes what's at the link, Milan. I'll give you credit this time, but not next time.

    That is clearly an *ancient* web page. If you do View Source on it, too, you can tell (at least I can) that it was hand-coded in HTML rather than generated by a CMS. And all the tags are written in capital letters, . No one does that anymore.
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    Plus, crews.org is a middle school. I don't really trust what they say about the Internet. :) Of course, if it's "just for fun" ...
Lauren McDonald

Internet VS Web - 0 views

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    Here is a video explanation of the differences between the internet and the web. It includes a brief history of the internet and the foundation of the Web. This video highlights the information we learned in class and shows images to explain the differences between the two.
Natasha Taliferro

Which US city has the fastest Internet access? Wrong! - 0 views

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    Can you name the U.S. city with the fastest internet connection? Not many can. This article talks about how this particular city has the fastest internet.
Amanda French

1994/1995 Flatland BBS Menu Screen | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - 0 views

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    Okay, here's a picture that roughly approximates how people used to interact with the Internet before there was a Web. All through text, all through a CLI (command-line interface). I started grad school in 1992 and this is pretty much what we had. This too is what that 1988 Washington Post article is thinking of when it talks about Internet.
Amanda French

Here's how The Post covered the 'grand social experiment' of the Internet in 1988 - 0 views

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    Oddly enough, today the Washington Post has chosen to reprint a 1988 article about the Internet; that article mentions Robert Tappan Morris, the first person prosecuted under the Computer Fraud Act, whom Brittney Douress told us about today. Nice timing, Brittney! :)
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    Note too that this article came out well before the World Wide Web was invented circa 1992 / 1993. There weren't any GUI web browsers yet; people just used text-only terminals (no pictures, no video) to access stuff. Mostly news groups -- I'll post a picture of what that looked like if I can find one.
Natalie Niemeyer

The Internet Weighs As Much As A Strawberry - 0 views

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    This link discusses how the overall weight of the electrons in motion that make up the Internet weigh roughly 50 grams; about as much as a strawberry. It's interesting to discuss the "weight" of something that never really seems to be tangible.
Amanda French

History of the Internet - YouTube - 0 views

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    This animated video is British, and that affects some of its perspective (Internet history books will tell you more about the American side), but it's particularly good for showing the structure of the Internet.
Amanda French

Computer History Museum - Internet History - 0 views

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    A timeline of the Internet (with portraits!) from the Computer History Museum. This timeline begins in 1962 and ends in 1992 with the invention of the World Wide Web -- or, rather (though I'd say it's the same thing), with the 1992 invention of the first web browser, Mosaic, at the University of Illinois.
Natalie Niemeyer

Cable Companies Make 97% Profit Off Internet Services - 0 views

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    Companies make have huge profit margins when it comes to providing Internet.
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    Boy, I hate sites that have as many ads as that one does. The first site that that article links to is a bit better -- it's from the MIT Technology Review, which is an established and well-known journal / magazine. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/510176/when-will-the-rest-of-us-get-google-fiber/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130205

    If you live in Austin, TX, you can buy Internet service directly from Google. Maybe the rest of us will be able to soon.
Xiaotong Liu

The Internet vs. the Web - 0 views

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    just repost this because last time posted wrong.

    this article talks about some basic differences between Internet and Web.
Brandon Boucher

New Internet? - 0 views

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    a new internet boom is coming.
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