The Internet


The Internet (or internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

The origins of the Internet date back to the development of packet switching and research commissioned by the United States Department of Defense in the 1960s to enable time-sharing of computers. The primary precursor network, the ARPANET, initially served as a backbone for interconnection of regional academic and military networks in the 1970s. The funding of the National Science Foundation Network as a new backbone in the 1980s, as well as private funding for other commercial extensions, led to worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies, and the merger of many networks. The linking of commercial networks and enterprises by the early 1990s marked the beginning of the transition to the modern Internet, and generated a sustained exponential growth as generations of institutional, personal, and mobile computers were connected to the network. Although the Internet was widely used by academia in the 1980s, commercialization incorporated its services and technologies into virtually every aspect of modern life.

Most traditional communication media, including telephone, radio, television, paper mail and newspapers are reshaped, redefined, or even bypassed by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as email, Internet telephone, Internet television, online music, digital newspapers, and video streaming websites. Newspaper, book, and other print publishing are adapting to website technology, or are reshaped into blogging, web feeds and online news aggregators. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of personal interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking services. Online shopping has grown exponentially for major retailers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, as it enables firms to extend their "brick and mortar" presence to serve a larger market or even sell goods and services entirely online. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries.

The Internet has no single centralized governance in either technological implementation or policies for access and usage; each constituent network sets its own policies. The overreaching definitions of the two principal name spaces in the Internet, the Internet Protocol address (IP address) space and the Domain Name System (DNS), are directed by a maintainer organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The technical underpinning and standardization of the core protocols is an activity of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a non-profit organization of loosely affiliated international participants that anyone may associate with by contributing technical expertise. In November 2006, the Internet was included on USA Today's list of New Seven Wonders.


August 3, 2022

Chartbreaker: How Steve Lacy’s Tumultuous Year Led To His Best Work — And A Breakout Hit

The Internet member turned solo star's "Bad Habit" continues to climb on the Hot 100, boosted by its streaming dominance and recent radio crossover.

July 19, 2022

Texas State University launches course on the work of Harry Styles

‘Harry Styles And The Cult Of Celebrity: Identity, The Internet And European Pop Culture’ will start in Spring 2023 The post Texas State University launches course on the work of Harry Styles appeared first on NME.

July 11, 2022

Hot 100 First-Timers: Steve Lacy Makes Good First Impression With ‘Bad Habit’

Lacy has appeared on various Billboard charts over the past decade, first as a member of The Internet and then via collaborations alongside Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator and Vampire Weekend.

April 29, 2022

Amaal on Her Collab With Syd, 'Milly,' and Falling in Love Overnight

Amaal chatted with Complex Canada about her new EP Milly, balancing religion and sexuality, and her collaboration with Syd of The Internet fame.

April 8, 2022

Syd’s ‘Broken Hearts Club’ is More Than Mood Music — It’s a Motion Picture

The frontwoman for alt-R&B darlings The Internet unfurls a epic tale of love and loss with lush production

April 8, 2022

Donald Glover calls ‘Because The Internet’ “The rap ‘OK Computer'”

He made the comments in an interview he conducted with himself The post Donald Glover calls ‘Because The Internet’ “The rap ‘OK Computer'” appeared first on NME.

March 28, 2022

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Faces Backlash For Will Smith Slap Meme

Kenney saw the slap as an opportunity to create a political meme to express his stance on green energy in the province. The Internet was not amused.

March 9, 2022

This Video Shows Drake Giving a Fan Birthday Cash & The Internet Is Jealous: See the Best Reactions

The rapper appears to be giving cash away while vacationing in Turks and Caicos with Jack Harlow.


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