Internet. Web. Not synonymous. Nope.
The Internet is the framework, a network of servers that holds all the information we find on the Web.
The World Wide Web, web for short, is the information, the pages, the websites. It’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google. It’s the medium through which you access your email. Think of the Web as the car traveling the roads of the Internet.
The intranet is a more private Internet. One that is restricted to a particular company or organization.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: intranet, web; Webopedia|
|Part of Grammar:|
Plural for noun: Internet
Plural for noun: intranets, Intranets
Plural for noun: web, Web
|Usually preceded by the
[Computing] A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols
|[Computing] A local or restricted communications network, especially a private network created using World Wide Web software
[Computing] An internal network that makes use of internet technology
|This exploration of Web only addresses its World Wide Web aspects.
Usually preceded by the
[Computing] A way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet
Short for World Wide Web
|The guide is also available on the Internet.
How fast is your Internet access?
Yes! I have an Internet connection on this blasted island.
Not all Internet servers are part of the World Wide Web.
The Internet is also used for email, which relies on SMTP, Usenet news groups, instant messaging, and FTP.
|Many corporations and institutions communicate with employees or members through the use of a private intranet.
If a company grants access to their intranet to other companies or the general public, it is known as an extranet.
|Web 2.0 is the second stage of development of the World Wide Web.
“A new bill rocketing through Congress would give the president sweeping powers to police the web for national-security reasons.” – Philip Shenon, “Can Obama Shut Down the Internet?”, 17 June 2010
“Instantly eviscerated by bloggers, the clip was quickly pulled off the web — but not before it could be preserved for posterity.” – Kevin Fallon, “Paris Hilton’s Gay Grindr Gaffe and 8 Other Worst Moments”, 19 September 2012
The Web, or World Wide Web, is basically a system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents using a markup language called HTML.
Web browsers make it easier to navigate the World Wide Web.
The Web is just one of the ways that information can be disseminated over the Internet.
|Noun: ‘net||Noun: Web site, webcam, webcast, Webcast, webcaster, webcomic, webisode, weblink, weblog, weblogger, webmail, webmaster, website, webspace, webtoon, webwork, webzine
Verb: web-enable, webcast
|History of the Word:|
|1970s, denoting a computer network connecting two or more smaller networks, from inter- meaning reciprocal, mutual + network.||1990–95, intra- + (Inter)net||1990, Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web.|