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Definition: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 they have permission, getinformation from any other computer . It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the ARPANET. The original aim was to create anetwork that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messagescould be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.Advantages:
Communication:For many Internet users, electronic mail (e-mail) has practically replaced the Postal Service for short written transactions. Electronic mail is themost widely used application on the Net. You can also carry on live "conversations" with other computer users, using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). More recently, Internet telephony hardware and softwareallows real-time voice conversations.
Information:Information is probably the biggest advantage internet is offering. The Internet is a virtual treasure trove of information. Any kind of informationon any topic under the sun is available on the Internet. The search engines like Google, yahoo is at your service on the Internet. You can almost find any type of data on almost any kind of subjectthat you are looking for. Students and children are among the top users who surf the Internet for research. Today, it is almost required that students should use the Internet for research for thepurpose of gathering resources. Teachers have started giving assignments that require research on the Internet. Almost every coming day, researches on medical issues become much easier to locate....
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