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What is Internet

The Internet is a global interconnected network of computers. Using the Internet you can look at documents and images even view videos or listen to sound files from anywhere in the world using your computer. You can also use the Internet to publish so that others can look at your information in any of a number of standard file formats.

You can also use the Internet to send messages through e-mail, as long as you know the e-mail address of the recipient. The Internet can also be used to transfer files between any two people or computers. The Internet also creates new communities of individuals, belonging to newsgroups where information is shared between people with similar interests, even though individuals could be geographically dispersed. Letters and files can be posted to newsgroups, where others can share them.

Internet is the world’s largest computer network, the network of networks, scattered all over the world. It was created nearly 25 years ago as a project for the U.S. Department of Defense. Its goal was to create a method for widely separated computers to transfer data efficiently even in the event of a nuclear attack. From a handful of computer and users in the 1960s, today the Internet has grown to thousands of regional networks that can connect millions of users. Any single individual, company, or country does not own this global network.

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