Basic Internet Usage

The Internet has become a very important part of our daily lives and has its applications in wide areas.

Some of the areas in which Internet is used are −

  • Communications
  • Education and research
  • Instant messaging
  • Online business and shopping
  • Online financial services
  • File and data sharing
  • Developing collaborative software
  • Design and development of applications and computing environments
  • Content management
  • Entertainment
  • Social networking
  • Storage of data
  • Online publishing and digital newspapers
  • Governance and politics
  • Discussion forums
  • Charity
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Telephony (VoIP)

The Internet offers a number of services, as enlisted below −

  • Communication services - e.g. electronic mail, telnet, telephony (VoIP), newsgroups, and instant messaging
  • Information retrieval services – e.g. FTP, and Gopher
  • World Wide Web (www) services