The Internet and WWW

People may classify the Internet, and the WWW (world wide web) the same thing, but it actually differs in many ways. Internet is a massive network of networks, and WWW is the way of accessing information over the medium of the internet. Internet connect millions of computers together globally forming a network in which any computer can communicate with any other computer as long as they are both connected to the internet. WWW is an information sharing model that is built on top of the internet.

Information that travels over the internet does has a variety of languages known as protocols. WWW uses the HTTP protocol, to transmit data.Internet does not utilize web browsers. It is the structure on which WWW is based.WWW also utilizes browsers such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to access web documents called web pages that are linked or hyperlinked. Internet provides the structure, WWW provides the dynamic networks or a variety of different methodologies and protocols. Internet has no such creator, but WWW has a creator called Tim Berners Lee in 1992.

Tim Berners Lee is a British Computer Scientist, and the creator of WWW. He was born at 8th of June,1955. He made a proposal for an information management system in march 1989, and on 25th of December, 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.


Posted on November 4, 2012, in ICT G9. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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