Think of the Internet as a giant computer network linking computers from all over the world.
Then add millions of users and for some users, the Internet is an infrastructure to access public and private networks, social networks, etc.
For other users, it is the essential bridge for the Web and email.
Which group do you belong to? Either is correct, as long as users best define the Internet as comprising four essential parts: computers, networks, software, and users.
One has millions of Web sites form the enormous resource database called the World Wide Web (the Web).
To get onto the Web and find Web sites you will need a browser. Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer are the two most popular browsers.
You can learn about each at their respective Web sites.
To see how the Internet has evolved, review the history of the Internet
In the next lesson, the business uses of the Internet, intranets, and extranets will be discussed.