The Internet is a global network, connecting many
smaller individual networks. For example, a computer in your dorm is connected to another computer
on campus. All the departments on campus are then connected to a larger network in your state. The
statewide network is connected to regional, national and international networks.
The Internet is also a set of "protocols"
that allow you to communicate with people, move files between computers, and find and share information.
The protocols you are likely to use are:
- for communicating with people across the Internet
- http - (hypertext transfer protocol) for making
Web pages accessible