The Difference Between The Internet and The Web


English: Graphic displaying various type of in...

English: Graphic displaying various type of internect connections for consumer and businesses. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Web came after the Internet and is just one of a variety of communication facilities and many services that run on top of the Internet infrastructure. Other such services include email, FTP, and VOIP (online audio messaging). The Internet was first defined as “a computer network consisting of or connecting a number of smaller networks, such as two or more local area networks connected by a shared communications protocol.”

‘In 1982, the Internet Protocol Suit (IPS) was standardized and the Internet was officially defined as a global interconnected network. Although global, the new Internet was still mainly the reserve of people with the specialized skills needed to access it.

‘All that changed in the early 1990s when Tim Berners-Lee, a graduate of Oxford University, created a system of interlinked documents (e.g., web pages) that could be easily accessed by anyone using a browser. He called it the World Wide Web…’
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EU abolishes mobile roaming charges
Votes net neutrality into law
The European Parliament has adopted the strictest of three definitions of net neutrality

‘Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote on Thursday.Members of the European Parliament voted to close loopholes in a proposed law that some believed would have created a two-tier Internet. The so-called Telecoms Package originally described “specialized services,” which would have allowed ISPs to charge more for more data-intensive content services such as voice over IP and streaming video.”After months of negotiations, the European Parliament has today adopted my proposal to close the last remaining loopholes in the text, in order to enshrine net neutrality in European law. Today’s vote creates safeguards to ensure that players without deep pockets, such as start-ups, hospitals or universities, cannot be pushed out of the market as a result of deals between Internet service providers and content providers to offer faster services at a higher price,” said Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake…’
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The Standardized Internet of Things
Industry heavyweights come together to standardize the Internet of Things
Linking physical objects to the full power of cyberspace and inter-operating devices and services

‘”By linking physical objects to the full power of cyberspace, the Industrial Internet promises to dramatically reshape how people interact with technology,” said US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “The Administration looks forward to working with public-private collaborations like the new IIC to turn innovative Industrial Internet products and systems into new jobs in smart manufacturing, health care, transportation and other areas.”

‘The IIC will be managed by the Object Management Group (OMG), with its charter outlining ambitions to deliver reference architecture and standard requirements to allow connected technologies to be deployed more easily. This strategy will involve preparing industry case studies, facilitating open forums for the exchange of ideas and practices and helping shape global standards for internet and industrial systems…’
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