Outline of the Internet

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Internet.

Internet – worldwide, publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of interconnected smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked Web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web.

Essence of the Internet[edit]

Internet features[edit]

Internet communication technology[edit]

Internet infrastructure[edit]

Internet communication protocols[edit]

Internet Protocol Suite

Link Layer[edit]

Link Layer

Internet Layer[edit]

Internet Layer

Transport Layer[edit]

Transport Layer

Application Layer[edit]

Application Layer

History of the Internet[edit]

History of the Internet
The internet wasn't invented but continually developed by internet pioneers.

Internet usage[edit]

Internet politics[edit]

Internet organizations[edit]

Non-profit Internet organizations[edit]

Commercial Internet organizations[edit]

  • Amazon.com
  • ANS CO+RE (historical) –
  • Google – an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Cultural and societal implications of the Internet[edit]

  • Sociology – the scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.
    • Sociology of the Internet – the application of sociological theory and methods to the Internet, including analysis of online communities, virtual worlds, and organizational and social change catalyzed through the Internet.
    • Digital sociology – a sub-discipline of sociology that focuses on understanding the use of digital media as part of everyday life, and how these various technologies contribute to patterns of human behavior, social relationships and concepts of the self.
  • Internet culture

Underlying technology[edit]

See also[edit]

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