The evidence that technology is ever evolving and occurring at a rapid pace can be seen in virtually every aspect of how we perform everyday tasks, both inside and outside of work. This can be witnessed through making a phone call through the technology in your car to purchasing items over the internet at lightening speed and the ability to remotely control functions at your home while you are away, to name a few.
One of the technological advances that have played a major role in the ability for the items mentioned above to occur is this thing we call the Internet. So what, actually, is this thing we call the internet?
So What Exactly is the Internet?
The Internet can be described as a global system of interconnected computer networks that operate under a standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users throughout the world. Furthermore the internet can be thought of as a network of networks that are comprised of millions of private, public, business, academic, and government networks, both at the local to international level, that are linked together by an every growing array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies (i.e. Bluetooth).
On a different note – ever wonder what takes place in a single online internet minute? While some of the statistics listed below in the graphic are not all that surprising, it’s still amazing to think of just how powerful the Internet has truly become in only a few years.
Courtesy of the good folks at Adventures in Internet Marketing: