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What Is The Internet?

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What Is The Internet? The Internet is a worldwide connection of computers. Many including businesses, governments and universities e.t.c may own these sites. Being 'on the net' means you can access all of the information on these computers from your home computer. You join the net by installing software and set-ups on your system from a certain company e.g. Tiscali and sign up to a price plan with them and then your online. To get connected to the Internet your computer needs to have a modem and then the modem has to be connected the phone through a wire. Through this piece of equipment a normal signal from the phone line is created into digital data in the modem. Modern modems can transfer data at very high rates e.g. broadband and ISDN. ...read more.

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format that allows links to be made to other pages throughout the world. WWW address. A WWW web site address is similar to an e-mail address except the site is filled with a lot more information. The websites are known as URL's and all addresses begin with WWW. Http:// servers are contacted in order to download data. Search Engines. In order to find a piece of information or subject on the Internet you can use a search engine to do this. Search engines have thousands or even millions of web pages stored n their hyperlinks. Some of the most popular search engines include www.google.com and www.yahoo.com. When you have accessed a search engine you type in a word and the engine will filter out the results with that word in the description of the site. ...read more.

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MSN Messenger. Whatever you are interested in there is probably a newsgroup for you! If not you can set up your own! FAQ (Frequently asked questions.) When using the 'Net', you will come across 'Help' buttons on different sites. There is also often a FAQ button. It is often a good place to look if you are having problems. The odds are that somebody else has already had that problem. E-Mail & E-Mail addresses. Electronic mail is the process of sending messages directly from one computer to another. This could be between computers in the same room, building or to someone on the other side of the world. E-Mail accounts are usually free e.g. hotmail. An E-Mail address is made up of sections that identify a 'unique address' like the address of a house in the street. E-mail addresses are very easy to understand. ...read more.

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In summary, the first part of the report is quite good. However further down the report, this isn't consistent with the upper part. The report will need to be the same quality though-out the report. The report states 'Modern modems ...

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In summary, the first part of the report is quite good. However further down the report, this isn't consistent with the upper part. The report will need to be the same quality though-out the report. The report states 'Modern modems can transfer data at very high rates e.g. broadband and ISDN'. Although there is no mention of the actual transfer rates and how fast/slow a number of internet connections are. In order to achieve high marks, the student would need to give an real example and the student could even give information on how the UK compares with the rest of the world with regard to internet speed. The student talks about the use of search engines, I understand how these websites can play a large part in the internet. However the report doesn't state that these are websites themselves, and there do not provide a link to all the websites on-line. As some of the websites on-line, will not be included within the search listings, and this is important to state in the report.

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The report gives a detailed description of how the internet was formatted and how this can be used. However the report doesn't mention an ISP (Internet Service Provider), which is a vital part of how users connect to the internet. This could be seen by the examiner that the student lacks the most basic information regrading this topic.

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The report is written using a font style which is almost impossible to read. An examiner would not read this, as this would be unacceptable. In order to achieve even a 'Pass', the student would need to select a different font style which is easier to read, such as 'Arial'.


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