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Chapter 6. Browsing the Web > How the Web Works

How the Web Works

The Internet is made up of many different parts that work alongside each other over the global network. E-mail (discussed in Chapter 11, “E-mail”) is one part of the Internet, Usenet (discussed in Chapter 12, “Newsgroups, Message Boards, and Mailing Lists”) is another part, and Internet Relay Chat (discussed in Chapter 13, “Chat”), is yet another.

The coolest part of the Internet, however, is the World Wide Web. Web pages—and there are more than a billion of them—are colorful and graphical and often multimedia-enabled. They’re linked to each other, one after another, and offer just about any type of information and services you can imagine. You can find corporate Web pages and personal Web pages, archived pages and real-time pages, fun pages and serious pages, pages with audio clips and pages with movie clips, pages that make you think and pages that make you laugh.


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