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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.
- Lambada Community of Tamil Nadu Now Connected to...by Abner Manzar on May 5, 2021 at 3:25 pm
It’s been decades since the development of the Internet. Yet there are still many people around the world without any kind of connectivity. Some villages don’t know about popular services like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, and there are tribal communities who have lived their whole lives completely unconnected to the outside world. When information as The post Lambada Community of Tamil Nadu Now Connected to the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
- How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet...by Israel Nyoh on May 4, 2021 at 5:31 pm
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and work are still online while the pressure on Internet ecosystems remains unprecedented. This has put the question of Internet resilience to the fore. As networks continue to struggle to cope with traffic spikes and connectivity hiccups, we examine how COVID-19 impacted some regional Internet ecosystems in 2020. The post How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems? appeared first on Internet Society.
- Final Results of the 2021 Internet Society Board...by Ndeye Maimouna Diop on May 4, 2021 at 4:07 pm
The Internet Society Elections Committee is pleased to announce the final results of the 2021 elections and the IETF selections for the Internet Society Board of Trustees. Voting concluded on 23 April. The results were announced to the voting communities and the challenge period was opened on 26 April. The deadline to file challenges was The post Final Results of the 2021 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections and IETF Selections appeared first on Internet Society.
- The Week in Internet News: India Tries to Censor...by Grant Gross on May 3, 2021 at 2:09 pm
Shut your mouth: The government in India has tried to silence critics of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic there as cases spike in the country, BuzzFeed News reports. India’s IT ministry recently ordered Twitter to block more than 50 tweets from being seen in the country, and Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube also had content critical The post The Week in Internet News: India Tries to Censor Online Critics appeared first on Internet Society.
- Member News: Chapters Respond to Proposed...by Grant Gross on April 30, 2021 at 6:09 pm
Big, big data: Several chapters of the Internet Society have joined the debate over proposed government Internet regulations. The Israeli Internet Association, for example, has raised concerns about a Ministry of Communications proposal to require all communications companies in Israel, including cellular, Internet, and television providers, to regularly give the ministry detailed information on the The post Member News: Chapters Respond to Proposed Internet Regulations appeared first on […]