The Internet has made distances shorter and the world smaller. However, the great divider that stands in the way of a truly global society is fact that there are many different different languages spoken in our planet Earth.
The following table shows the ten most numerous languages spoken by the Internet users. For detailed information on the Internet from Wikipedia. For more on the Internet's history and its relationship with the information revolution read NetValley's informative nine part report. For current up to date Internet User Statistics click here. Click here for information on the to domain count growth.
For domain count data see Internet Growth Summary. History of the Internet The fastest and easiest way to learn what the internet is and how it works, all about the creation of the Internet, its development, and evolution, is to see the following two short videos: You can also read a Brief History of the Internet , at the Internet Hall of Fame, a website sponsored by the Internet Society , which is an excellent resume about the story behind the wide world web.
Here you will find the Internet History in a few links Learn about Leonard Kleinrock who in invented the packet-switching technology that made it all possible. You can see a timetable highlighting some of the Internet key events and technologies that helped shape the Internet as we know it today at the Hobbes Internet Timeline. The Internet Virtual Library also features a very complete page with links about the Internet History.
The Internet Archive is another interesting website. They are building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form, like a paper library. Free access is provided to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. The Internet Archive is huge and growing every day. They have received help from Sun Microsystems for storing the database, in what could be called, literally Internet in a Box.
The first commercial book about the Internet was published in It was written by Ed Krol and it's attractive title was The Historical Text Archive is another interesting website, with a story to tell. They publish articles and links to books, essays and photos for a broad range of historical and cultural subjects. Here you can see initial use of the Internet by academia in the s. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On the W3C page, you'll find news, links to W3C technologies, help and ways to get involved.
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