The internet is the world's most popular computer network. It began as an academic research project in , and became a global commercial. The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of  ‎History of the Internet · ‎Internet service provider · ‎Internet access · ‎Portal:Internet. The Internet sometimes called simply the Net is a worldwide system of computer networks a network of networks in which users at any one computer can if.


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Sometimes there are buttons, images, or portions of images that are "clickable. Using the Web, you have access to billions of pages of information.

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Web browsing is done with a Web browserthe most popular of which are ChromeFirefox and Internet Explorer. The band's name originally started out as a joke, inspired by Left Brain's answer to a reporter asking where he was from, to which he responded, "I hate when people ask me that, I'm going about the internet start saying I'm from the Internet".

The internet is the most cost-effective communications method in the world, in which the following services are instantly available: If you are on the net, you have an IP address.

Nor do you need to know how your packets of internet data are transmitted through a variety of cables, routers and host computers on the way about the internet their destination.

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However, different packets can take different routes, which makes the internet relatively resilient. The explosion of creativity — in the form of disruptive applications — that the world has seen since the network emerged in the s may have taken a lot of institutions and industries by surprise, but it was predictable, given the architecture.

There are a lot of smart programmers in the about the internet, and the net provided them with a perfect launch pad for springing surprises.


What kinds of surprises? Well, the web itself. It was largely the creation of a single individual — Tim Berners-Leewho in put the code on an internet server without having to ask anyone's permission.

Ten years after Berners-Lee started work, a disaffected, music-loving teenager named Shawn Fanning spent six months writing about the internet for sharing music files and, input his little surprise on an internet server.


He called it Napster and it acquired over 60 million delighted users before the music industry managed to shut it down. But by that time the file-sharing genie was out of the bottle. While all this was going on, plenty of equally smart programmers were incubating more sinister surprises, in the shape of a plague of spam, viruses, worms and other security "exploits" which they have been able about the internet unleash over a network which doesn't care what's in your data packets.

The potential dangers of this "malware" explosion are alarming. For example, mysterious groups have assembled "botnets" made up of millions of covertly compromised, networked PCs which could be used to launch massive, co-ordinated attacks that could conceivably bring down the network infrastructure of entire industries, or perhaps even countries.

The internet's disruptiveness is a consequence of its technical DNA. In programmers' parlance, it's a feature, not a bug — ie an intentional facility, about the internet a mistake.

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And it's difficult to see how we could disable the network's facility for generating unpleasant surprises without also disabling the other forms of creativity it engenders.

Because while economics is the study of about the internet allocation of scarce resources, the online world is distinguished by abundance.

Similarly, ecology the study of natural systems specialises in abundance, and it can be useful to look at what's happening in the media through the eyes of an ecologist. Since the web went mainstream inour media "ecosystem", if you like, has become about the internet more complex.

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The old, industrialised, mass-media ecosystem was characterised by declining rates of about the internet relatively small numbers of powerful, profitable, slow-moving publishers and broadcasters; mass audiences consisting mainly of passive consumers of centrally produced content; relatively few communication channels, and a slow pace of change.

The new ecosystem is expanding rapidly: To an ecologist, this looks like an ecosystem whose biodiversity has expanded radically. It's as if a world in about the internet large organisms like dinosaurs think Time Warner, Encyclopaedia Britannica had trudged slowly across the landscape exchanging information in large, discrete units, but life was now morphing into an ecosystem in which billions of smaller species consume, transform, aggregate or break down and exchange information goods in much smaller units — and in which new gigantic life-forms think Google, Facebook are emerging.

In the natural world, increased biodiversity is closely correlated with higher whole-system productivity — ie the rate at which energy and material inputs are translated into growth.

Could it be that this is also happening in the information sphere? And if it is, who will benefit in the long term?

This complexity is not an aberration or something to be wished away: This is a challenge, for several reasons. First, the behaviour of complex systems is often difficult to understand and even harder to predict.