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Dawning of the Internet

INternet

INternet

Internet, by definition using Wikipedia:

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve several billion users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW), the infrastructure to support email, and peer-to-peer networks.

I am amazed that after all these years I have defined INTERNET simply by using it but when you read the Wikipedia definition, then it is obvious that the term relates to the “interconnected” “networks” ie inter-net…how could I have missed that all these years.

I remember as a teacher when the internet “hit the school” and I was teaching Year 6. My specific question to the class was”What is it you want to learn about? Name anything? One girl had just had cheese and crackers for lunch and so she said “Jatz biscuits”. I remember thinking I really hope she won’t trip my excitement up by making me look up Jatz biscuits and there not be anything there. Instead there were over 500 pages that had Jatz biscuits in them…that moment was the dawning of the internet for me! Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BLOG AND A WEBSITE?

Blogg students

The learning of blogging

Blog originated from the word “weblog” or “web log”

Website means from “a site on the web”

Some differences between the two:

1. A blog usually has more information on the site than a website because it is constantly being updated and having comments posted by many people.

2. A blog is like a “news”-paper with many articles of different subject matter whereas a website is more like one article in the newspaper.

3. Readers are allowed to comment on the blog

4. Blogs are diary like in its approach with regular inputs ie posts, whereas websites are static

5. Blogs are in reversed chronological record of opinions and information (ie latest to earliest posts)

6. Bloggers often work together ie community of bloggers and sharing news and opinions about an interest whereas a website usually has one author

7. Blogs are often updated daily on the internet

8. Blogs cover a wide variety of topics and news where as a website has a specific subject

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