Here’s a basic graphical guide on how the internet works


We’re fairly confident that most of our readers understand how the internet works, but there are some who could use a little more information. Who knows, maybe you actually think you know how the internet works but after taking a look at the animated infographic below you could learn something. The World Wide Web and the internet as we know it has been a work in progress since the 70’s. We really took off to the races in the late 80’s with the help of British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Check out the simple infographic below provided to us by siegemedia and Frontier.


And there you have it! A quick rundown on the general workings and history of the internet. This animated infographic is pretty basic and the working and moving parts and history of the web is obviously far more complex, but it is a good start to understanding how it all began. If you’d like to learn more about how the it all got started and how your search for cat pictures turns into results that show you pictures of cats, you can read more about the history of the internet on Wikipedia, or head over to the biggest search engine in the world — Google — to see their story about how search works. There are plenty of resources available to learn more about nearly anything you could possibly want, all you need to do is perform a quick search on… you guessed it… the internet.

How long have you been on the ‘net? What are some of your favorite early experiences? Tell us all about it in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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