Le Internet and Le World Wide Web (Le Internet's Other Stuff (Instant…
Le Internet and Le World Wide Web
Le World Wide Web
The Internet is to the World Wide Web as Europe is to France. One is the container, the other is an item within the container.
The World Wide Web is part of the Internet but is much younger. The Internet is about 40 years old whilst the WWW is merely 25 years old.
It was developed at CERN, the world famous underground physics laboratory in Switzerland, by Tim Berners-Lee around 1990.
The complete web is organised as millions of 'web sites'. Each web site is made up of one or more 'web pages'. Each page is made up of text, images or multimedia such as video and sound.
So the World Wide Web is actually made up of millions upon millions of individual web pages.
It is important to know that the Internet is not the same as the World Wide Web.
A large part of the Internet is the "World Wide Web" (WWW).
This is made out of websites that have one or more webpages. This is the part of the Internet that you probably use most of the time.
The Internet is made up of millions upon millions of small computer networks all brought together to form the vast "Inter-Network". That word never caught on, so it was shortened to the much easier-to-say "Internet".
Le Internet's Other Stuff
Peer to peer networks
Other Internet Information and Note
However, each network has to obey Internet standards in order to connect. For example IANA is an international group responsible for organising web addresses
Note that no one 'owns' the Internet. This is because the Internet is made up of individual networks that someone put together and then linked to the Internet.