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The Internet

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The Internet The Internet is a very big Wide Area Network. The Internet started in 1969 as a research company by the US Military. Now it is an international computer Network connecting other networks and computers from other companies, universities etc. The Internet provides huge amounts of information. All the information on the Internet has been written by people although some information could be biased. I personally find the internet very useful. All you need to get is a physical connection and a browser to get on the Internet. Most People use a computer and a modem connected to a telephone line. A modem converts computer signals that can be carries over telephone lines. Next you would need a Web Browser, the most common is Internet Explorer which comes as part of the Windows system, and there are also other web browsers. ...read more.

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Also Bookmarks help as well, they save the URLs you use often. The Back and Forward buttons can make you go back a page one at a time making this very helpful. Extra features can be added to Web Pages. These make it more exciting. The Internet has Two Main Parts, The World Wide Web (WWW) and Electronic Mail (E-Mail). The World Wide Web is the part which contains web pages. I find this very useful as you can find information off this. E-Mail is the part where you can send messages from one person to another. This is all free; I find it much better than sending a letter. Information is probably the biggest advantage internet is offering. You can almost find any type of data on almost any kind of subject that you are looking for. There is a huge amount of information available on the internet for just about every subject. ...read more.

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Entertainment is another popular reason why many people prefer to surf the Internet. Downloading games, visiting chat rooms or just surfing the Web are some of the uses people have discovered. There are numerous games that may be downloaded from the Internet for free. Chat rooms are popular because users can meet new and interesting people. When people surf the Web; there are numerous things that can be found. Music, hobbies, news and more can be found and shared on the Internet. Furthermore many services are now provided on the internet such as online banking, job seeking and applications, and hotel reservations. The internet is a very effective way to buy and sell products all over the world. I feel that the internet is a very advanced information networking, and simplifies the task of gathering information Almost every week, something new pops up on the internet. The internet is an incredible resource that allows you to access up-to-date information wherever you are. ...read more.

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The report is quite good. There have explained how the internet was created, set-up and its purposed today. However the report could use greater use of how the internet is used in today's society. There isn't much on any real ...

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The report is quite good. There have explained how the internet was created, set-up and its purposed today. However the report could use greater use of how the internet is used in today's society. There isn't much on any real case studies linking to how the internet is used in today's society. The report starts with an introduction with the background of how the internet was created, with the additional of how the internet is used today. The report mentions a number of aspect where the internet is used, such as e-mails and information. The user has acknowledged that the internet is developing all the time, and it's a network where all users could have access to information.

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The report states the process on how a user is able to access the internet. The student states that the main internet browser is Internet Explorer, however the report could mention other various browsers and the market share of each of these to give a more detailed answer. In addition, it mentions selecting an ISP, to acquire high marks the report could give examples of companies offering the internet. This would give the user an idea of the speeds available to consumer's and at what price point. On the flip side, the description of how users view the internet by using an internet browser is highly detailed and describes what the browser does in order to view an website.

Quality of writing

The report does use good use of paragraphs, and the report is easily read and understood. The student has used a small number of technical terms such as WWW (World Wide Web), and described what this meant. Along with E-Mail (Electronic Mail), which the majority of students wouldn't state what this meant due to it seems to be overlooked on number of occasions. This report does explain what this terms are and explain them in-depth.


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