Web Technology

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On March 2009, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research celebrated the 
20th anniversary of the Web (CERN, 2009).With internet users accounting for 28.5% of the world population in June 2010 (Internet World Stats, 2011), the web's growth and use have become an integral part of modern day living whether for business or entertainment. Its impact and usage in today's world is even more remarkable considering its humble beginnings and origin. For many people the differences between the internet and the web are not clear and in many cases in day to day conversations these terms are used interchangeably to mean the same thing. Therefore to help understand the impact of the web, it would also be helpful to understand how it differs from the internet which this essay will first explain. We will then explore the difficulties in which internet users had before the web, the solutions and opportunities the web made available on its release to the world, and what effect this had on its growth. The web is a programmed framework linking stored information, data and web pages on the internet. The web uses the established infrastructure of the internet on which to operate on, in a similar way in which a car uses a road. The internet itself was spawned in the late 1960's from its predecessor, the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network or ARPANET. The ARPANET sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as an experimental network system, made its first transmission in 1969 on October 29. This transmission was made from the Network Measurements Center at UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) where it transmitted, letter by letter the word 'LOGIN'. Although on the first attempt crashed on the letter... ... middle of paper ... ...-chucol.mml.cam.ac.uk/?page_id=53"http://www-chucol.mml.cam.ac.uk/?page_id=53 [Accessed: 20 March 2011] Pingdom, (2008) How we got from 1 to 162 million websites on the internet [online] Available at: HYPERLINK "http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/04/04/how-we-got-from-1-to-162-million-websites-on-the-internet/"http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/04/04/how-we-got-from-1-to-162-million-websites-on-the-internet/ [Accessed: 20 March 2011] Krotoski, A., BBC, (2010), Program 1, The Virtual Revolution, [online video] Available at: HYPERLINK "http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/"http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/ [Accessed: 20 March 2011] Howe, W., (2010), A Brief History of the Internet, [online] Available at: HYPERLINK "http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html"http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html [Accessed: 20 March 2011] Module IS2104, Networking
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