The Internet Explained in Fewer Than 140 Characters

The Internet also referred to as the World Wide Web, is a series of interconnected global networks that allow computers and devices to be connected. It consists of public, private, government, business, and academic networks that allow the public and private companies to operate wirelessly. Today, most traditional types of media, such as newspapers, radio, magazines, and paper mail are being surpassed by digital media. For example, users can now access magazines and new stories online at the touch of a button, and often for free. This instant access to data and news is influencing audiences to switch to digital media forms, due to their convenience and immediacy. The Internet has also paved the way for a new form of social communication. Instead of a phone call or face-to-face meetings, people can now chat with their friends or colleagues online through social messaging apps, social media, virtual calls, and emails. It is a new way of communicating, working, and connecting instantly, without having to leave your home.