Brief history of the Internet and Web browsers

The birth of the internet began in the 1960’s; this took place in several different places simultaneously. Each person that assisted with this invention their roles includes computer programmers, and scientist. They were able to make computers talk to each other and communicate, later Vinton Cerf   created a way that all computers were able to be communicate with each other on the same network. Thus the internet was born and is a even larger system today used all over the world by billions.

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My definition of a Web Browser would be software that allows you to retrieve information from multiple places at once. The history of web browsers started with only one web browser which was Netscape back in the 1990’s. This was then re-developed over the years and now we have many different web browsers that we use every day. These may include Google, Firefox, chrome, linked -in, and internet explorer.

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What is the internet?

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Methods of Communication

Social networking

What is Social Networking, it can be defined as a way of communicating or sharing information via a social form. Over the years communication via social media has increase due to the different forms. These may include facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, periscope, linked in, and even dating websites. People communicate on these networks for many different reasons, this can include to connect with someone for business, for pleasure, or just to share information. Whatever the reason social networking allows one to communicate with another in a entirely different state or country. This allows us to have any and everything at our fingertips.

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what is Email, a form of communication as well, however via a personal or provided email account. Email stands for electronic mail in which users can communicate with each other electronically through a computer, telephone and even a tablet.  The first email was sent back in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson, since then the use and the number of emails have increased tremendously.  In order for a email to work it must include 3 things who( which may be a person, place, or department), the @ symbol ( needed in order for this to work), and where ( may be a company, or personal email account). These 3 things allow us to send messages, pictures, documents, and letters to each other, that will arrive in a matter of seconds.  Without the @ symbol in your email it will not send to the recipient, this was developed again by Ray Tomlinson which is sent via SMTP or simple transfer mail protocol. This is required to send your email, while a different format is required to receive. These formats may include POP ( post office protocol) or IMAP ( Internet message access protocol), check out these websites for more information on these.


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Wikis and Blogs

There are also a form of communication by wiki and blogs. Wiki are used as a form of communication where information can be shared, edited, and viewed.  The word wiki comes from the Hawaiian word wiki wiki and was created by Ward Cunningham.  Wikis can be used or created by an individual or business. Examples of Wikis can include Wikipedia, and share point. On the other hand, blogs are a form of communication as well; however these are only edited by the individual who created it.Blog  are shared via website or webpage and is the shared opinion of someone on a topic or a number of topics. Blogs can be created by anyone, and can cover anything from personal interest to someone view on a particular topic. People with the same interest as the blogger may follow their blog and make comments.

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Podcasts and Webcasts

Podcast are either created by an individual or business, such as a radio or video cast. Individuals can follow and view via the web.  If a user subscribes to the podcast they will receive the file as oppose to searching for it. Podcast can also be downloaded, and taken on the go via a portable device. These devices may include a cell phone, a tablet, or laptop.  Unlike podcast, webcast are live and not recorded. They can be a live feed of the news, or a radio or TV show. Users can access Webcast via the web or website. While viewing the webcast some offer individuals the opportunity to ask questions or give input on a topic and or situation.

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Streaming Media

Streaming media can mean many things, from streaming music, videos, or even movies. Streaming has developed over the years from internet to different applications. Examples of this application may include YouTubeNetflix, Pandora, and sound cloud. These applications allow you to stream music and videos in seconds without having to download first. In order for streaming to work it may require an additional application on your device or computer. These are called plug ins and can range from adobe to a flash player (this may be based on the device your using).

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E-commerce and M-commerce

What is E -commerce, E -commerce which stands for electronic commerce is the buying and selling of things electronically. These things can be sold by a business or individual, and can include a range of product of services.  While E-commerce is the sale of goods and services, M- commerce is the selling of goods and service from a portable device. This stands for mobile-commerce, which can include your laptop, cell phone or tablet.

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