is basically an extremely large, well-organized network of smaller computer networks in every country all over the world. These networks and computers are all connected to each other, and share vast amounts of data via a protocol called TCP/IP
, a technology that enables computers to communicate with one another quickly and efficiently. All sorts of different entities from every conceivable organization are represented on the Internet: government, educational institutions, private citizens, businesses, etc.
More about the Internet
- The History of the Internet: See the most memorable milestones in this brief explanation of the history of one of the most influential inventions of all time.
- The Web and the Internet: Many people don't know that there are differences between the Web and the Internet.
- Are there Internet regulations?: While there is no one entity in charge of the Internet as a whole, there are quite a few organizations that work behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
was officially begun in 1957, when the United States Department of Defense formed a small agency called ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop military science and technology."