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#1 tiverty

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:23 PM

Ok I understand the following:

The internet is made up of networks of computers all linked together. there is no spicific location the internet is hosted geographically but its all the computers linked together.


What I dont understand:

~if no one ownes the internet or it is not hosted in any one place or few places, how can companies charge you to use it? Why do you have to be routed through them? Computers are linked together and that forms the internet.

~What is Web 2.0?

~Whats RSS?

~I guess basically whats the detailed infrastructure of the internet!? is it just computers all linked together? it has to be more than that!?!?!?

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:35 PM

~if no one ownes the internet or it is not hosted in any one place or few places, how can companies charge you to use it? Why do you have to be routed through them? Computers are linked together and that forms the internet.


It's not simply different computers hooked together. In every network situation, there will be a primary computer. The computers cost money, the wire that connects the computers cost money, the electricity to run the computers cost money, the people who work to maintain the networks like to earn a living - so they get paid. All that data on the internet is housed somewhere on a computer: usually a large one.

This site may give you a better idea of how this works: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/3660.html

If the main computers get fried the whole network goes down. Consider the fact that just a short while ago, BleepingComputer was off-line. The website is hosted on a, or perhaps a few, main computers. Something malfunctioned on the main computer, so the whole website went down.

Edit: You might be interested in looking through the networking forum.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 10 February 2007 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:50 PM

so what is web 2.0 i have been hearing about?

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

"Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. Chief among those rules is this: Build applications that harness network effects to get better the more people use them."

Have a look at the complete Wiki definition of Web 2.0
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