Thursday, June 16, 2005

Have you noticed that nobody refers to the internet as the "World Wide Web" any more. It is the internet or the web. It is also no longer called the "Information Super Highway" very often. I am going to start only referring to it as one of these two things just to see the reaction. Will people notice it? Give it a try and let me know how you make out.
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carrie said...

i hear interwebs and intraweb a lot.

but, yes, world wide web is not as frequent. i was just thinking that the other day.

Just Wandering said...

Good idea! That'll be fun...I wonder if anyone will notice. Maybe they'll just think you're weird :)

Brad said...

"World Wide Web" refers to "webpages" which are "hyperlinked" to form a "web".. this idea was invented in the mid-ninties.

The internet is a network of computers. This network was started sometime in the 70s or late sixties.

So when you IM, send email, share files via bittorrent, you are using the internet to do those things, but you are not using the web.

when you look at webpages, you are using the web. the webpages are being delivered to you via the internet.

sorry for being the comic book guy from the simpsons.

ShellBug526 said...

Umm. Thanks for the info Brad! :)

Robert Grant said...

Don't give into the norm, World Wide Web all the way!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!