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internet : an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world — Webster
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of 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) and the infrastructure to support email. Most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film, and television are reshaped or redefined by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Newspaper, book and other print publishing are adapting to Web site technology, or are reshaped into blogging and web feeds. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries. — Wikipedia
Internet Society Working for an Internet that is open, globally connected, and secure.
- MANRS Welcomes 500th Network Operatorby Aftab Siddiqui on December 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm
Today, we are glad to share a milestone for the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative: the number of participants in the network operator program has reached 500. By joining the community-driven initiative, these network operators, big and small, from around the world have taken specific, concrete actions to improve the resilience and The post MANRS Welcomes 500th Network Operator appeared first on Internet Society.
- Insights Platform Now Live! A Deeper, Data-Driven...by Susannah Gray on December 2, 2020 at 6:28 pm
There are many people, projects, and organizations that are collecting data on various facets of the Internet, but there’s no single site that provides a curated set of insights. To help address this gap, we’ve launched the Internet Society Insights platform to help everyone gain deeper, data-driven insight into the Internet. One of the key The post Insights Platform Now Live! A Deeper, Data-Driven View of the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
- Remembering Francis Kariuki: Africa’s Tweeting...by Josephine Miliza on December 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm
The African community networks community is sad to learn about the passing of one of its prolific members, Chief Francis Kariuki of Lanet-Umoja, a rural community in Nakuru County, Kenya. He died on 21 October 2020 after a short illness. Chief Kariuki was a renowned Kenyan administrator who pioneered the use of technology to foster The post Remembering Francis Kariuki: Africa’s Tweeting Chief appeared first on Internet Society.
- The Week in Internet News: New York City Sued for...by Grant Gross on November 30, 2020 at 3:40 pm
A virtual gap: Homeless advocates and legal groups have sued New York City for a lack of reliable Internet access in the city’s 27 homeless shelters, Reuters on WTVBam.com reports. Thousands of students living in the homeless shelters are struggling to keep up with virtual school during the COVID-19 pandemic, the plaintiffs say. The city The post The Week in Internet News: New York City Sued for Homework Gap appeared first on Internet Society.
- Internet Society Continues Strong Support for the...by Gonzalo Camarillo on November 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Open standards and the role they play are an important part of what makes the Internet the Internet. A fundamental building block of the Internet and everything it enables, open standards allow devices, services, and applications to work together across the interconnected networks that make up the Internet that we depend on every day. In The post Internet Society Continues Strong Support for the IETF’s Critical Work on Open Standards appeared first on Internet Society.