Everything you need to know about the internet

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CURATED BY Timothy B. Lee

2014-06-16 16:55:43 -0400

  1. What is the internet?
  2. Where is the internet?
  3. Who created the internet?
  4. Did Al Gore invent the internet?
  5. Who runs the internet?
  6. What’s an IP address?
  7. What is IPv6?
  8. How does wireless internet work?
  9. What is the cloud?
  10. What is a packet?
  11. What is the World Wide Web?
  12. What’s a web browser?
  13. What is SSL?
  14. What is the Domain Name System?
  15. Who decides what domain names exist and who gets them?
  16. You didn't answer my question!
  17. How have these cards changed?
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    What is the internet?

    The internet is the world’s most popular computer network. It began as an academic research project in 1969, and became a global commercial network in the 1990s. Today it is used by more than 2 billion people around the world.

    The internet is notable for its decentralization. No one owns the internet or controls who can connect to it. Instead, thousands of different organizations operate their own networks and negotiate voluntary interconnection agreements.

    Most people access internet content using a web browser. Indeed, the web has become so popular that many people incorrectly treat the internet and the web as synonymous. But in reality, the web is just one of many internet applications. Other popular Internet applications include email and BitTorrent.

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    Where is the internet?

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    Who created the internet?

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    Did Al Gore invent the internet?

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    Who runs the internet?

  6. Card 6 of 17

    What’s an IP address?

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    What is IPv6?

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    How does wireless internet work?

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    What is the cloud?

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    What is a packet?

  11. Card 11 of 17

    What is the World Wide Web?

  12. Card 12 of 17

    What’s a web browser?

  13. Card 13 of 17

    What is SSL?

  14. Card 14 of 17

    What is the Domain Name System?

  15. Card 15 of 17

    Who decides what domain names exist and who gets them?

  16. Card 16 of 17

    You didn't answer my question!

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    How have these cards changed?

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