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Kevin.strong (talk) 20:20, 27 October 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Small edit in History section:

Modification to correct confusing year reference:

"Commercial internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s and 1990s."

change to

Commercial internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s into the 1990s.

Mis-capitilisation[edit]

Under Modern Uses the first word of the third sentence (mobile) isn't capitalised.

Internet censorship map colors?[edit]

There is a discussion going on over in Wikipedia Commons about possible changes to the colors used in the Internet Censorship map and elsewhere. It would be good to get some additional editors comments on this. If you are willing, would you pop over to Commons:File talk:Internet Censorship World Map.svg and let us know what you think? --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 02:42, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Reversion of Internet -> internet change[edit]

No basis was provided for the change to "internet"; as this is the english version, absent other authority I reverted this to match Chicago Manual of Style. See full discussion of this topic at Capitalization of "Internet" --TcomptonMA 00:19, 12 February 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by TcomptonMA (talkcontribs)

Links[edit]

>> globalising internet governmence(Lihaas (talk) 13:02, 16 February 2014 (UTC)).

Outernet rising[edit]

DrudgeReport headline: Forget the Internet - soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space.

Quoting from the sub-headline:

  • An ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to launch hundreds of miniature satellites into low Earth orbit by June 2015
  • Each satellite will broadcast the Internet to phones and computers giving billions of people across the globe free online access
  • Citizens of countries like China and North Korea that have censored online activity could be given free and unrestricted cyberspace
  • 'There's really nothing that is technically impossible to this'

This appears to be inevitable, but I don't know about 'free'. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 21:30, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

The True birth date of the Internet?[edit]

I was on the team that designed the internet. Arpanet started in the 1960s, but the Internet emerged in the United States in the 1970s in government and colleges. All colleges and government agencies used the internet in the 1980's utilizing SMTP/POP (email), FTP, NNTP (news), USENET, and clients like ARCHIE, GOPHER, VERONICA, and a number of other clients. The ".COM" domain did not exist until 1993. Compuserve offered the internet to the general public in 1988. The world wide web was born in 1990 and the first public Web browser, NCSA Mosaic was distributed in 1993. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.92.201.174 (talk) 12:40, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey, that was good. Become an editor, it's easy (just choose a name/password.) — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 12:47, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
As the article said (as of this version[1]), there is no consensus as to the exact birth date. An editor might do the research & find WP:RS sources to add a section that presents different points of view (WP:NPOV) on what the date should be in each sources' opinion. This is not encyclopedic, and would add little to the article for the reader (n.b. Wikipedia has far more important deficiencies, truly worthy of serious editing). Yes, it's something that a few people like to muse about, but that doesn't make it worthy of an inclusion in this encyclopedia. (Btw, my opinion is 1969.) Lentower (talk) 15:52, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Establishing birthdate first requires defining Internet precisely. Multiple interpretations exist, including any computer to computer communication, person to person communication via computers (e.g. email), any computer to computer communication via TCP/IP, computer to computer communication via TCP/IP available to the general public, largest network providing computer-to-computer TCP/IP communications to the general public, etc. Fairly easy to determine dates of most of the above, but doesn't answer the question of "Internet birthdate" without first choosing the right question. TcomptonMA 12:28, 13 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by TcomptonMA (talkcontribs)

Reference question[edit]

Can this be used as a reference?--Wyn.junior (talk) 01:54, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Depends on how it's used, as it is a WP:Primary source, and is not a [[WP:RS] source. Simpler to find a source that is both WP:Secondary and WP:RS. Perhaps post the text you want this reference to support? Lentower (talk) 03:39, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

FYI - AfD for Internetization[edit]

FYI - A related article, Internetization, has been AfDed and could use additional discussion at: WP:Articles_for_deletion/Internetization_(2nd_nomination). Meclee (talk) 23:46, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2014[edit]

In the user section, it states that 23% of the requested language is Chinese, whereas the pie chart claims to be a quarter. Please could you fix this in order to rectify the mistake? Thank you 86.23.99.178 (talk) 14:14, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've changed the percentage in the body to 25%. Best, Mz7 (talk) 00:25, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 June 2014[edit]

Please append to the sentence: "The first two nodes of what would become the ARPANET were interconnected between Leonard Kleinrock's Network Measurement Center at the UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Engelbart's NLS system at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969" the phrase ", using Interface Message Processors built by the Cambridge, Massachusetts company Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN)."

The citation is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interface_Message_Processor.

This addition clarifies the word "interconnected" used in the original sentence. NameNotInUse (talk) 17:20, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Comment - Wikipedia, itself, is not a reliable source (see WP:WINARS). Find a reliable source and I will do it. DJAMP4444 17:53, 17 June 2014 (UTC)