Presentation on theme: "The Internet and Multimedia"— Presentation transcript:
1The Internet and Multimedia Chapter 2The Internet and Multimedia
2How the Internet Developed The Internet developed from a research project started by the U.S. Defense Department in 1958.Three inventions that spread the use of the Internet were:The personal computer (early 1980s)The World Wide Web (1989)The browser (1991)
3Connecting to the Internet In order to connect to the Internet you must have:A modem: allows your computer to send and receive signals though telephone linesAn Internet service provider (ISP): required for all home connectionsBrowser software: might need plug-in programs to retrieve some types of media applications
4Navigating the WebIn order to work with multimedia on the Internet, you must understand:The browser screen and its standard elementsURL addresses and the information they contain
5Standard Browser Elements Additional linksNavigation buttonsMenu barWeb address or URLSidebarMain display areaHyperlinks
7Searching the Web Use search engines to find the right Web page: Create search queries that include keywords.Use Boolean search strategies to narrow your search.Use the right search engine to conduct faster, more efficient searches.
8Communicating on the Internet There are several ways to communicate on the Internet:Sent to a specific address. Can have attachments.File transfer protocol (FTP): Often used to transfer large files from one computer to another.Chat rooms: “Virtual” rooms where you can exchange typed messages with others who are in the room.Instant messaging: Allows you to communicate in real time with one person.