Sunday, March 16, 2014

(S8) The Internet

Now it is 2014 and the internet has become an important part of our lives.

Millions of people use the Internet every single day as a regular day to day tool. It has changed so much over the past ten years. We now use the Internet to search up things we need to know. Also we use it for school projects as well as in college for various assignments.

A Day in the Life of The Internet: Infographic


1. Give a few facts about the Internet. From top 2 links.

2. Select a moment from the Internet History link and describe how that development contributed to the evolution of the Internet as we know it today.

3. What is the Opte Project?  

4. Compare web browsers. Choose one, describe features.  

Top ten browsers, browsers,  more browsers.

Nooo repeats! 


  1. 1- a:The Internet was initially developed by the IPTO with the intention of helping to develop the progress of computing technology by linking the work being done by all the best academic computer centers.
    b: At&T launches the first modem in 1960
    2- In 1969 CompuServe, the first commercial online service, is established. This is significant because it was the first of what is now one of the largest multi billion dollar stores to date. It was the first ever service offered online to users who had access to the internet, which is something that a lot of us enjoy and take advantage of now.
    3- The opte project is Barrett Lyon's attempt to map out the internet and teach students about how it works. Although a cool concept, the internet is so huge and there are so many unexplored pages, that really something started in 2003 could never be finished due to all of the content added on a daily basis.
    4- Google chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. 5 of the top brands of internet browsers to date. While they all do their job, some are better than others. For me, one browsing software sticks out beyond the rest. Firefox is the most open user and efficient browser on my computer. Although I do use google chrome a lot, with firefox I am able to do a lot more, such as proxies, which are always fun.

  2. 1. *North America has the most internet users in the entire world.
    *8 new people start using the internet every second.
    *The use of mobile devices to access the internet increases 2x/year.
    *On average 139,344 new websites go live each day.

    2. In my opinion, the development of Google's search engine is a huge contributor to the development of the internet. What Google has done, has now become the new standard for search engines across the world wide web. It was truly revolutionary.

    3. The Opte Project is, basically, a map of the internet.

    4. Google Chrome.
    Google Chrome was built for speed. Secure browsing and sync capabilities that allow you to access your customized browser from any computer. It's security is top notch above all the other browsers and it's easy to use.

  3. 1. On average 139,344 websites go live every day. There is an average of 3,278,688,524 Google searches each day.

    2. The initial idea of the Internet was credited as being Leonard Kleinrock's after he published his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets" on May 31, 1961. This is definatley vital to the internet, because without KleinRock he Internet might not even be here today.

    3. Barrett Lyon is teaching students how the internet works,

    4. think that Chrome is best, I use it personally and have no trouble with it, you can link your gmail to your chrome which helps with pvlearners. My Father even set up seperate accounts on his computer for himself my mom and sister because those are the tree people who use that computer.

  4. 1.)The Internet first started being developed in the late 1960's
    transmitted its first message on Friday, October 29, 1969.
    Apple is the most popular mobile internet vendor accounting for 25.9% of mobile web use
    2.)1996-More email is sent than postal mail in the USA
    this has an impact because that marks the point when the internet is used more for communicating than regular mail is used this also foretells what will happen to the internet eventually its used to look up stuff more than a dictionary!
    3.)The Opte Project is a project that is trying to make an accurate model of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics. Its also trying to show the whole universe in 1 dimension
    4.) I picked Google Chrome cause hats my favorite web browser and i wanted to learn more about it, Google Chrome was released September 2nd 2008 and in 43 languages, as of 2013, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 39% worldwide usage share of web browsers, making it the most widely used web browser in the world! Google Chrome 5.0, announced on May 25, 2010, was the first stable release to support all three platforms.Chrome allows users to make local desktop shortcuts that open web applications in the browser. The browser, when opened in this way, contains none of the regular interface except for the title bar, so as not to "interrupt anything the user is trying to do". This allows web applications to run alongside local software

  5. 1: The internet is an amazing piece of technology that revolutionizes our everyday lives. People who use social media programs use the for about 3.2 hours each day. More than 70% of people that do have internet access use it each and every day. These statistics alone show just how important the internet is to all of us.

    2: In 1990, the first search engine Archie was created, setting the standards for all modern search engines. Since so many search engines are used each day, this was definitely a great advancement in technology.

    3: The OPTE project is an innovative map of the entirety of the world's technologies. It is still in the process of being developed, but will revolutionize the viewing of technology worldwide once completed, and could easily help businesses and individuals.

    4: While many web browsers are very useful, my personal favorite is definitely Google Chrome. I like it because it is easy to use, easy to organize, and almost always manages to run quickly when in use. These are just some of the features that make it better than other browsers.

  6. 1.
    Americans consume an enormous amount of media daily via television, radio, phone and computer. As you read this article on the Internet, perhaps while checking the text messages on your smartphone or listening to satellite radio, that statement undoubtedly rings true. But exactly how much media flows to individuals and households in a year? Try 6.9 zettabytes -- that's 6.9 million MILLION gigabytes.THIS IS A LOT!!!!!! Also the media consumption levels are about 15.5 hours a day. Thats a lot!
    2. 1971 was a big contribution because this was when the first email was sent. This sparked a new evolution of the internet. Now today thousands of e-mails are sent everyday.
    3. The Opte Project is a project created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.
    Opte (pronounced op-tee) originated from the Latin word opti, meaning "optical". The name originated from the project creator Barrett Lyon and the fluid nature of the name made it stick.
    The project was started in October 2003 in an effort to provide a useful Internet map with open source code. Lyon believes that the network mapping can help teach students more about the Internet. It can also be used to visualize sites of disasters in the world, citing the significant destruction of Internet capabilities after a disaster. Additionally it can be used as a gauge for the growth of the Internet and the areas of growth.This is cool I think this should continue to teach people.
    4. I love using Firefox. Its toolbar and settings is easily accessed as well as the search and website bar. Chrome is annoying to me because its very laggy on any computer I use. Safari is not good because it is hard to navigate. Internet explorer is the 2nd best because it has everything that Firefox has except, easy access to the settings bar. Its a little harder to find on the toolbar.

  7. 1) Over 500TB are uploaded to Facebook every day. The first message was sent over the Internet on Friday, October 29th, 1969.

    2) "2008- On December 11th, 2008 the Google Chrome." Google Chrome was released and it has now become one of the most used web browsers.

    3) The Opte Project is a visual representation of the Internet's extent across the world.

    4) Like most people on this blog, I myself prefer Google Chrome as a web browser. To me, it feels cleaner and faster than the rest. It appears more organized than other browsers. The last time I used Firefox, it would keep throwing all these "new" features at me trying to come off as innovative and hip, but it was just overwhelming.

  8. 1. Google Chrome is the most used web browser and Youtube has the second highest amount of traffic on the internet.

    2. Compuserve, which was introduced in 1969, started the use of GIFs (Not pronounced JIFs) for regular use by users in 1979. GIFs are very widely used today on social media sites and in comical material all over the internet.

    3. It is a project orchastrated by Barrett Lyon that is meant to give a visual representation of the scale of the internet using computer mapping technology.

    4. I mostly use Google Chrome and I prefer it over others merely because it is faster and more organized than any other Ive used. Also, the website is very tooled toward promoting Firefox.

  9. 1. The amount of internet users has increased by over 566% since 2000.2)Google's search engine is the most popular search engine with 88% of market shares, There is a average of 3,278,688,524 searches each day.

    2. Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail, This has had a great impact on society because we use it so commonly now but back then it was a big achievement. The ability to send documents to different machines was a big deal because it was a much faster and simpler way to tell something to someone or to move documents.

    3. The Opte project is a project created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make a accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics. The project was started in 2003 to provide a internet map with open source code Lyon believed it could teach students more about the internet. It can also be used to sites of disaster in the world. This showed significant destruction of Internet capabilities after a disaster or serous event.

    4. Google chrome is my main browser because of its ease of use. Firefox and Chrome are incredibly similar but each have their own pros and cons. Google Chrome has more customization but Firefox has more support. Either way their both good browsers but my preferred choice is Chrome because I like the micromanaging it has and the customization it offers

  10. 1) a. Youtube has over 4,000,000,000 views a day, and over 60 hours of watch time is added every 60 seconds
    b. 88% Of market shares go to google

    2)1962 Paul Baran suggests transmission of data using fixed size message blocks. without that thought, we would not have half of the new ideas that we have today.

    3) Opte is a project thats end goal is to be able to accurately and physically see the extent of the internet, to make it a visible and "tangible" map of the internet.

  11. 4) Google Chrome is my favorite, i have used all of the others and by far Chrome has been the easiest and most convenient to use for me

  12. 1. About 144 billion emails are sent per day, and about 68.8% of them are spam. Gmail is the most popular email provider, with 425 million active users.

    2. On December 4, 1995 Sun Microsystems announced JavaScript and first releases it in Netscape 2.0B3 and they also introduced Java. Javascript is used worldwide for websites and games on the internet. It enabled people to insert their own code onto websites and it does jobs that normal html script cannot do. Lots of programs and games are made with Java, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Eclipse, Lotus Notes, Minecraft, OpenOffice, Runescape, and Vuze.

    3. The Opte project is basicly aiming to map every connection on the Internet from a single computer and a single Internet connection with an overall goal of creating a map of the entire Internet. It was created by Barret Lyon and was started in 2003.

    4. Torch Web Browser is a browser that is truly unique. I haven't experienced anything like it. It has a built in torrent client, file saving and sharing, and it can play media files straight from the browser. Torch browser lets you not only find videos and audio, but also easily save web media from virtually any site you go to. Torch browser's media grabber is integrated into the browser and supports all kinds of media file types, so once you find a web video or a song you want to save, you can easily grab and save it.

  13. 1a. The Internet utilizes the TCP/IP protocol and is accessed using a computer modem, broadband, 3G or network that is connected through an ISP.
    1b. The Internet is explored, which is more commonly referred to as surfing, using a computer browser.
    2. Dot-com: A term used to describe Internet websites ending with the domain suffix .com. This term started being used and was popularized in 1995 during the start of the dot-com boom, when companies and individuals in large quantities started websites on the Internet and started making a lot of money. Between 1995 and 2001, the Internet experienced what is now referred to as the dot-com bubble, which was the time dot-com companies and websites were making an enormous amount of money primarily off of stocks until the bubble started to burst in 2000 and Internet companies started going under.
    3. The Opte Project is a project created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.
    4. I chose Deepnet Explorer. It was released in 2005. It was the first anti-phishing web browser in the world that has helped millions of Internet users fight against phishing websites. Today, all leading web browsers have followed suit and provided anti-phishing features.

  14. 1. The internet contains billions which seems like countless websites created by regular people, small business', large companies, and many others that makes it a limitless location for information and entertainment. Also in 1993 the internet faced its first real debut as it was released for the entire world to use.

    2. In 1960 AT&T released the dataphone and the first known MODEM. We all know what a modem is coincidentelly and if they were not made it would be virtually impossible to access the internet in the first place. So AT&T created this device so the internet could actually be used on a different new "computer/ dinosaur".

    3. This project was developed by Barrett Lyon and was basically developed to help explain the internet as it looks also giving a visual representation of it through the globe (the picture). Though as we all know the internet will cease to be the same so you cannot really teach what the internet is since it is constantly changing. Though you have to let the "students" figure it out on there own if you really want them to know what the internet is.

    4. Many web browsers are better than others. I remember when internet explorer was good, then for some reason it changed and became "slow". Right now i use Google Chrome because it seems very easy to navigate and is very fast for browsing.

  15. 1.) The Internet started off with the intention of progressing computing technology by linking the work being done by all the best academic computer center.

    2.) On August 6, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee introduced WWW (AKA World Wide Web, W3, or Web). This would not change the internet, but rather it would change how we see the internet itself

    3.) The Opte Project was created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the internet. It was started October 2003 in an effort to provide a useful map of the internet.

    4.) I mainly use Firefox because that was probably one of the first browsers that I have ever used and I prefer it to the other browsers out there.

  16. 1. 2,405,518,376 people use the internet, 70% of them use it every day.536.6 million people use English on the internet.
    2. In 1965 the first long distance dial-up between California and Massachusetts. This is very good start to internet for the test of long range internet connection.
    3.The Opte project is a project to map space on a one dimension and now also the internet.
    4.Chromium is a web browser that is like Google chrome bud is missing things that are on Google chrome like a PDF viewer.

  17. 1. 40 million pictures are taken on Instagram every day and social networking users spend an average of 3.2 hours a day on social media
    2. On December 9, 1968 Doug Englebart publicly demonstrated Hypertext. Hypertext is used everyday in links.
    3. The OPTE project is a project used to create a map of the internet. OPTE was created in 2003 to provide a useful Internet map that is open.
    4. Opera is the web browser I chose as I have never heard of it and believe it is very interesting some pros of Opera boasts top of the line features and competitive navigation speeds but it also has cons as it isn't as compatible as other browsers with other apps and games.

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  19. 1. The internet sent it's first message on Oct. 29 1969. And say the largest growth in its history in 1993.
    2. In 2004 Mozilla Firefox came out. Firefox is now one of the best Browsers out there and is still my favorite to this day. The internet would not be the same without Firefox.
    3. It is a project to map the entire web.
    4. Firefox is a fast browser for your experienced user with many user made add-ons and skins it really gives chrome a run for it's money. Rock melt is a Browser for a teenager based a social networking. very Ehhh...

  20. 1.) in 1969 CompuServe the first commercial online server, is established

    2.) on december 11th, 2008 google chrome came out. this is the best thing ever in the history of the interwebs. it helped forge a better online environment because google made it and before long google will own all.

    3.) a simple script generated by the opte project to google earths kml format

    4.) Google chrome. it has everything you could ever want. Private browsing, pop up blocker, and it is safer in general.

  21. 1. Broadband is telecommunication that is provided by multiple companies. Each offers their own features that different than the next company. FiOS is now up to $200 a month, which is ridiculous. DSL is has much lower speeds and baseband due to all information being transmitted and received through a single telephone line.

    2. Before the internet, there was the ARPANET. This was, at the time, the most advanced method of data packet switching between computers. It influenced the general operation of the internet, but with a different system of transmission.

    3. The Opte Project is a project created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.

    4. Dolphin browser offers mobile stability and reliable plugin management. Not only is the browser fast, but it also alerts the user for every human worried action that may take place.

  22. 1. Google estimated in 2010, that the data size of the Internet is 5 million Terabytes, 61% from videos, and growing rapidly. Google has the largest index of the Internet out of any company, but claims to have scanned only 0.004% of the total.Garfield the cartoon cat once offered a free email service.

    2. In 1952, games like tic-tac-toe were developed on computers. Since then, the gaming community has exceptionally grown at a pretty rapid pace. The gaming community has changed the face of the internet! Almost everywhere you go, you see games. From flash games, to full on 19 hour download games!

    3. The Opte Project is a mapped out graphical replica of the internet. Designed to teach children about the internet, it can help open our eyes to to the awesomeness that we take for granted every day.

    4. Tor is a browser that can get to pretty much anything. Tor is designed to help get to websites that might be blocked in your country. This also allows you to explore the "deep web." You have to be pretty specific, but you can find anything that's been posted to the web using this.

  23. 1. Developed by the IPTO with the intention of helping to develop the progress of computing technology by linking the work being done by all the best academic computer centers.

    1969 On August 29, 1969 the first network switch and the first piece of network equipment (called "IMP", which is short for Interface Message Processor) is sent to UCLA.

    2.1969 CompuServe, the first commercial online service, is established. This is the first one, which lead to many many more online services such as Amazon, Ebay, Youtube, Google.

    3. The Opte Project is a project created by Barrett Lyon that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.

    4. Internet Explorer, the most famous one known for crashing and giving many viruses. Very slow. I chose this one because sadly I do use Internet Explorer at home, it crashes a lot, pages won't load and really slow. Unlike the top five: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer is on the top five list, but it's bad.

  24. 1. *Search engines displaying their results by importance is commonly determined by using various algorithms.
    *The first web page was created at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee and put online August 6, 1991.
    * Portugues is the 5th top language on the internet.
    2. 1970: Steve Crocker and UCLA team releases Network Control Protocol (NCP). It enables communication of protocols on PPP.
    3. Otpe project is just a simplified map of all the routes of the internet.
    4. Safari is a program that has been used in all of my previous schools, and I really hate it. it's pretty slow and is hardly customizable. Even though, It had great security.

  25. 1) AT&T came out with the first data enabled phone in the 1960s. UCLA put out a press release in 1969 informing the public to this new "internet."
    2) In 1973, the first VoIP call was made. This was the beginning for our 2014 times, as the majority of phones now run through the internet instead of through standard phone lines. Most cellphones place calls through 3G or LTE, while business phones are now connected through ethernet.
    3) It was essentially a plan to map out the internet and inform people of the findings to make the internet more understandable and easier to use. Such the internet is such a vast place, however, this attempt was failed.
    4) I prefer Safari for web browsing. I see it as clean, similar to Google Chrome, however boasts a more traditional layout with popup windows for settings, etc, instead of a Chrome Machine-like tabbed experience. It also offers a reading list if there's a website you want to come back to but don't want to bookmark. Safari also seamlessly syncs between your iPhone, iPad, and any computer which has downloaded Safari.

  26. 1. a. Social networking users spend an average of 3.2 hours each day on social networking sites.
    b. Gmail is the most popular email provider with 425 million active users.
    2. In 1990, the first search engine was created, setting the standards for search engines today. Because there are so many search engines used each day, this was a great advancement in technology.
    3. The Opte project was a plan to map out the internet. It was designed to teach children about the vastness of the internet.
    4. Chrome is my favorite. I have used the other web browsers and Chrome is by far the best to me.

  27. 1.) In 1960 AT&T introduces the dataphone and the first known MODEM. Every one in the world is connected one way or another.
    2.)December 11 2008, Google chrome was made. This changed search engines forever.
    3.)It is a plan to map out the internet.
    4.)Firefox is the way to go in the web browsers. I like it more than chrome. Most people would disagree with me.

  28. 1. Users browse webpages by following hyperlinks, these makes it possible to surf the internet and explore the vast webpages throughout the world wide web. The internet may also be used as an online banking, many people use to as a bank but one that is online, this helps people keep track of their money and everything that happens through the bank.

    2. In 1986 BITNET II was created which helps bandwidth needs and was merged with CSNET to later create CREN in 1988. It contributed to the evolution of internet because now bandwidth is way better and easy going sense this BITNET II or CREN was created, it helped bandwidth so much to the point were we have been wanting to improve it more and more as the yeard go on.

    3. The Opte-Project ,was created to use a single computer and single internet-connection to map the location of every c class network on the internet.

    4. Chrome is my favorite web browser because it is very safe and all the add ons to the browser can really help you find sites that are safe and not safe to go on. Chrome has many extensions which can help you safely browse the internet without getting viruses along the way, the thing I like about chrome is that the search engine is always getting updated to make surfing through the internet easier.

  29. 1. The internet runs on a TCP/IP protocol, TCP is the language servers use to communicate and send data, and the IP is in a way the name of the server, although it’s a lot more complicated than that.

    2. In my opinion a very pivotal moment is when DNS was created. The DNS servers are basically the backbone of the internet and is what makes it run as smoothly as it does. Without a DNS server it would be much more difficult to connect to other servers. It’s like a road sign telling the packets where to go.

    3. The Opte project is an attempt to map out the internet, in order to see waisted IP space and to visualize it’s extent. In a way it’s like graphing another universe or as it says on the projects homepage “This project was created to make a visual representation of a space that is very much one-dimensional, a metaphysical universe.”

    4. Personally I would choose Google Chrome, based on the review it says it gets a lower score for lack of parental controls but when you reach the age group that we are at (along with maturity level) we don’t exactly need parental controls so that category is kinda irrelevant. Although Firefox would be a good second choice because of its support across multiple platforms. If you are just an average computer user Google Chrome is fast, safe, and reliable. Although it’s closed source it’s still good. Firefox, on the other hand, is open source and has much support.


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