The Internet was created in the United States in 1969 by the "United StatesDepartment of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency" (known as ARPA). The World Wide Web was created at CERN in Switzerland in the 1990s by a British (UK) man named Tim Berners-Lee.
Today, peoplecan pay a fee to access the Internet from Internet Service Providers. Some services on the Internet cost nothing to use. Sometimes the people who offer these free services use advertising to makemoney from them. The alternative name, "Net" came from "inter(net)".
Services on the Internet
The Internet is used for many things, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and theinterlinked web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web.
The most used service on the Internet is the World Wide Web (which is also called the "Web"). The Web contains websites, blogs, and alsowikis - including Wikipedia. Webpages on the Web can be seen and read by anyone (unless the page needs a password, or it is blocked).
The second major use of the Internet is to send and receivee-mail. E-mail is private and goes from one user to another. Instant messaging (such as AIM or ICQ) is similar to email, but allows two or more people to chat to each other much faster.
Some governmentsconsider the Internet to be a bad thing, and block all or part of it. For example, the Chinese government thinks that Wikipedia is bad, so often no one in China can read it or add to it. Some parentsblock parts of the Internet they think are bad for children to see. Well-known examples of the whole Internet being blocked are in North Korea and Myanmar.
Dangers on the Internet