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A global system of interconnected computer networks said to be created on October 29, 1969.

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  • Nov 15, 2009
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It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
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Quick Tip by . May 23, 2011
Internet has changed life in the last 2 decades. It's one of the best thing humans have invented! Internet expands our knowledge, vision & our world! I can't imagine life without the internet!     
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
Rather awesome, but there are still ads, oh no!
Quick Tip by . October 29, 2009
Happy 40th birthday, internet! I couldn't imagine life without you every day :)
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The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies. The Internet carries a vast array of information resources and services, most notably the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail. In addition it supports popular services such as online chat, file transfer and file sharing, gaming, commerce, social networking, publishing, video on demand, and teleconferencing and telecommunications. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications allow person-to-person communication via voice and video.

The origins of the Internet reach back to the 1960s when the United States funded research projects of its military agencies to build robust, fault-tolerant and distributed computer networks. This research and a period of civilian funding of a new U.S. backbone by the National Science Foundation spawned worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies and led to the commercialization of an international network in the mid 1990s, and resulted in the following popularization of countless applications in virtually every aspect of modern human ...
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