Presentation on theme: "What IS the Web? Mrs. Wilson Internet Basics & Beyond."— Presentation transcript:
What IS the Web? Mrs. Wilson Internet Basics & Beyond
World Wide Web The World Wide Web is a collection of electronic documents that are linked together like a spider web. These documents are stored on computers called servers located around the world. The Web has evolved into a global electronic publishing medium and increasingly, a medium for conducting electronic commerce.
WWW vs. the Internet Two terms are not synonymous. Two separate but related things.
Internet Massive “Network of Networks” Connects millions of computers Information travels via a variety of languages called protocols Allows computers to communicate E-mail IM FTP
WWW Way of accessing information Built on top of the Internet Uses HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) Uses browsers and has hyperlinks, video, graphics, sound
The Web Physically Consists of Your personal computer Web browser software Connection to an Internet service provider Computers called servers that host digital data, and routers and switches to direct the flow of information
Question: This is a huge collection of computers around the world, which are all linked so that they can share information.