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What (who) is Internet - definition

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  • Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers.
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  • T3 [[NSFNET]] Backbone, c. 1992
  • ''The Internet Messenger'' by [[Buky Schwartz]], located in [[Holon]], [[Israel]]
  • Creating a subnet by dividing the host identifier
  • Thai]] public that 'like' or 'share' activities on social media could result in imprisonment (observed 30 June 2014)
  • As user data is processed through the protocol stack, each abstraction layer adds encapsulation information at the sending host. Data is transmitted ''over the wire'' at the link level between hosts and routers. Encapsulation is removed by the receiving host. Intermediate relays update link encapsulation at each hop, and inspect the IP layer for routing purposes.
  • 2007 map showing submarine fiberoptic telecommunication cables around the world

also internet
The Internet is the computer network which allows computer users to connect with computers all over the world, and which carries e-mail.
<networking> (Note: not capitalised) Any set of networks interconnected with routers. The Internet is the biggest example of an internet. (1996-09-17)



The Internet (or internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the interlinked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

The origins of the Internet date back to the development of packet switching and research commissioned by the United States Department of Defense in the late 1960s to enable time-sharing of computers. The primary precursor network, the ARPANET, initially served as a backbone for the interconnection of regional academic and military networks in the 1970s to enable resource sharing. The funding of the National Science Foundation Network as a new backbone in the 1980s, as well as private funding for other commercial extensions, led to worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies, and the merger of many networks. The linking of commercial networks and enterprises by the early 1990s marked the beginning of the transition to the modern Internet, and generated a sustained exponential growth as generations of institutional, personal, and mobile computers were connected to the network. Although the Internet was widely used by academia in the 1980s, commercialization incorporated its services and technologies into virtually every aspect of modern life.

Most traditional communication media, including telephone, radio, television, paper mail, and newspapers, are reshaped, redefined, or even bypassed by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as email, Internet telephone, Internet television, online music, digital newspapers, and video streaming websites. Newspaper, book, and other print publishing have adapted to website technology or have been reshaped into blogging, web feeds, and online news aggregators. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of personal interaction through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking services. Online shopping has grown exponentially for major retailers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, as it enables firms to extend their "brick and mortar" presence to serve a larger market or even sell goods and services entirely online. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries.

The Internet has no single centralized governance in either technological implementation or policies for access and usage; each constituent network sets its own policies. The overarching definitions of the two principal name spaces on the Internet, the Internet Protocol address (IP address) space and the Domain Name System (DNS), are directed by a maintainer organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The technical underpinning and standardization of the core protocols is an activity of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a non-profit organization of loosely affiliated international participants that anyone may associate with by contributing technical expertise. In November 2006, the Internet was included on USA Today's list of New Seven Wonders.

Pronunciation examples for Internet
1. internet, the physical internet.
Tubes - A Journey to the Center of the Internet _ Andrew Blum _ Talks at Google
2. internet.
New Year, New You - Finding Your Purpose _ Mike Steib _ Talks at Google
3. internet.
The Zero Marginal Cost Society _ Jeremy Rifkin _ Talks at Google
4. Internet.
Year Zero - A Novel _ Rob Reid _ Talks at Google
5. Internet.
Donuts & Coffee _ Alon Halevy & Chet Haase _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Internet
1. "Gambling on the internet is like pornography on the internet.
2. INTERNET IMPACT The Internet has also had a big impact.
3. What goes on the Internet often stays on the Internet.
4. Internet Industry Association (USIIA), which represents Internet companies.
5. Those principles call on Internet service providers to permit consumers unfettered Internet access and allow them to run any Internet–based applications.