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How does the Internet Work?

Internet concepts and how connections function


Ever wonder how you type into a search bar and information appears on your screen not even a second later?  Ever ask yourself how internet security works? What terms like "net neutrality", or "internet service provider" means? Use this guide to get familiar!



Feel free to click around to familiarize yourself with the topic at your own pace, in your own way!


Approaching the Internet

Abbate, J., & ProQuest. (1999). Inventing the Internet (Inside technology). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bruce, H. (2002). The user's view of the Internet. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.