AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO THE INTERNET

Jun 18th, 2015
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The following handout will provide some helpful information about the Internet and specifically about how to use it to explore websites for academic discourse. It does not aim to provide a detailed account of the Internet but only to offer some basic information which will enable you to start using the Internet for academic purposes.

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AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO THE INTERNETAs a net is made up of a series of nodes, so everything in this world is connected by a series of nodes. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to the other meshes. - Buddha - The following handout will provide some helpful information about the Internet and specifically about how to use it to explore websites for academic discourse. It does not aim to provide a detailed account of the Internet but only to offer some basic information which will enable you to start using the Internet for academic purposes.2. 1 What is the Internet and the WebThe Internet is the accessible collection of networked computers physically located around the world. You can think of the Internet as a network or networks. At a basic level, a computer network is a collection of computers - say in an office or a university - connected in such a way that they can communicate with each other and share information. This communication is facilitated by the common adoption of specific coding (communication protocols). If such a structure is imposed in an inwards oriented network (say the University of Athens network) it is called an intranet. If this network (or a part of it) is linked to other external networks it becomes an extranet. The collection of networks exp

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