Overview of this guide:

  • P1 – What is Internet
  • P2 – The Historical Development of Internet
  • P3 – The role and significance of Internet in our every day life


INTERNET = What is Internet?

Internet had became an inseparable part of our live. We serve the Internet to find information, connecting to friends, colleagues, boss, making business transaction, for entertainment, etc.

So what Internet really is?

The online Oxford Dictionary had defined Internet as:

“A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.”

Another easier term given by the as “The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. “

Here are two videos trying to picture how Internet works, the first one in layman term while the second will give the picture of a more technical aspects of it. You may choose to view either one or both:

1. The concept of Internet made easy in layman term:

Canadian Data Center. (2011).  How does Internet work.

2. Showing how Internet works by showing the simplified technical aspect:

Titus, Aaoron. (2009). How Internet work in 5 minutes. 


Titus, Aaron.  (2009). How Internet work in 5 minutes. [Video]Retrieved July 25, 2014 from

The Canadian Data Center. (2011). How does Internet work. [Video]Retrieved July 25, 2014 from (2014). Internet. Retrieved July 25, 2014 from (2014). Internet. Retrieved July 25, 2014 from

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