Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web. The Web was originally regarded and developed to meet the demand for automatic information sharing between scientists working in different universities and organizations all over the world. The basic idea of the WWW was to merge the technologies of personal computers, computer networking and hypertext into a powerful and easy to use global information system. The World Wide Web is important as people can view information internationally.
The first search engine was invented by Hewlette Packard. Search engines were set up to help people find out useful information. However there was not as much information on the search engines as there is now. Search engines are useful because people can find out information that they didn’t already know before.
This is a naming system that is built on a spread database for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It is used to translate alphanumeric domain names into the equivalent numeric Internet Protocol (IP) address used by computers to find a website. It is useful because lots of people use it to change human readable computer names to numerical addresses to deliver information on the internet.
Email was invented by Ray Tomlinson. At this stage email was not as advanced as it is today. It just put a message into another user’s directory so they could view it when they logged back on. He chose to put the users name with a ‘@’ symbol to identify different users who have an email address. This part of the internet is useful because it allows people to communicate with each other.
A Bulletin Board System is a computer system running software that allows users to log in to the system using a program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through electronic mail or in public message boards. This is important because people are able to communicate with each other and add different types of multimedia for other people to view.