Presentation on theme: "The Internet and Multimedia"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Internet and Multimedia Chapter 2The Internet and Multimedia
2 How 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)
3 Connecting 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
4 Navigating 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
5 Standard Browser Elements Additional linksNavigation buttonsMenu barWeb address or URLSidebarMain display areaHyperlinks
7 Searching 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.
8 Communicating 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.