SERVICES PROVIDED BY INTERNET
Important services provided by internet are as the following:
1. THE WORLD WIDE WEB
This is also called web or www or 3w. The collection of all web pages in all web sites on Internet is called www. These web pages provide us information in the form of text, pictures, audio and video formats etc.
E-mail stands for electronic mail. It is the most popular, cheap, easy and fastest mailing service. We can send and receive messages on internet with in seconds or minutes.
3. EMAIL DISCUSSION GROUPS
These are used to discuss different topics with other people by email.
Newsgroups are discussion groups on internet. They are used for free exchange of information. A user sends a message to the news group site. Other users read this message from this site and reply. Newsgroups are provided by special computers called news servers.
It stands for Electronic Commerce. E-commerce means to carry out business dealings by internet. Examples of Ecommerce include:
Online Banking, Online shopping and online education etc.
FTP stands for file transfer protocol. It is used to transfer files on internet easily and quickly. Audio, video, graphics and data files can be uploaded and downloaded using FTP.
This program is used to access a remote computer on internet. You can access data and files from connected computer by Telnet. Telnet may also provide you a user interface on screen. You will give commands to remote computer by this user interface.
It is the most popular services by which two or more users can live chat with each other. We can chat by text or audio or video. Voice chat is just like talking on telephone. Messenger software like Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger is used for chatting.
A gopher on the Internet is a system for users to search for files via menus or directory structures. It uses plain English names and is text based only.