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1 Making Life and Communication Easier Neka Anyaogu

2 History of the Internet It is a collection of networks that links millions of businesses, government agencies, schools, and people worldwide. Was started in 1969 as part of ARPANET, a large network.

3 How Can You Access and Connect to the Internet? Through schools, businesses, public institutions (i.e. library), and from home. Internet connections can be done through dial-up access, cable television, DSL, ISDN (the latter are high speed connections), ISP (Internet service provider), OSP (online service provider), and the newest way is by WSP (wireless service provider).

4 What Are the Components of a Web Address? It consists of a worldwide collection of electronic documents (web pages). Each web page has a web address or URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A Web address consists of a protocol that defines how the page transfers on the web, a domain name, and sometimes the path to a specific Web page.

5 What is the Purpose of a Web Browser It’s an application software that allows users to access and view Web pages.

6 How Can You Search for Information on the Web? Use of a search engine that finds web pages and web sites (a collection of related web pages and associated items). Common search engines are and Type a keywords in the search engine’s text box in order to find web pages.

7 What Are the Types of Web Sites? A portal, which is a web site that offers a variety of internet services from a single location. The following are a variety of websites and their uses: News web sites offers newsworthy information. An informational web site offers information and facts. A business/marketing web site has information that promotes or sells products or services. An educational web site offers info on informational teaching and learning.

8 How Do E-Mail, Newsgroups, Mailing Lists, Chat Rooms, and Instant Messaging Work? Emails (short for electronic mail) is the transmission of messages and files via a computer network. Sites where e-mail addresses can be formed include:,,,, and

9 Continued: A newsgroup is an online area in which users have written about a particular subject. A Mailing List is a group of e-mail names and addresses given a single name, so everyone on the list can receive a message sent to the list.

10 Continued: A chat room is a location on an internet server that permits users to chat. Instant Messaging (IM) is a real-time Internet communications service that notifies you when one or more people are online.

11 Web Publishing: Web Publishing is the development and maintenance of Web pages. There are five major steps for Web Publishing: Plan a website Analyze and design a web site Create a web site Deploy a web site Maintain a web site

12 Analyze and Design a Web Site: This step involves designing the layout of elements of the web site such as the text, graphics, audio, and virtual reality. This may include hardware such as a digital camera, scanner, sound card, and microphone. You can also download images from the internet.

13 Creating a Web Site: This step is also called Web page authoring. This step involves working directly with a computer, and using software for web page authoring. Web page authoring software is designed specifically to help you to create web pages. Some popular Web page authoring software include: Microsoft FrontPage Adobe GoLive Lotus FastSite Macromedia Dreamweaver

14 Deploy a Web Site: This step involves storing the web site you’ve created onto a web server. Once a web server is located,the web site needs to be uploaded from the web site on your computer and put onto the web server. By registering your web site with different search engines, others will be able to access your web site.

15 Maintaining a Web Site: A medium used to maintain web sites is Webmaster. Webmaster is also used to create web pages. Webmaster and other Web developers allow you to add and modify web pages within the web site.

16 Additional Information Look for internet literacy books. Ask someone who is internet savvy and literate. Ask Professor Redmond.

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