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What is The World Wide Web ?

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have you ever wondered when you visit a website where those words and images
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come from this is the world wide web in plain English these days as long as we
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have an internet connection using the web is pretty easy we can visit billions
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of pages on things from Pet alligators to the weather and Holland to help
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figure out how it works
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let's pretend we can get really small follow the wires and explore what makes
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the web work in order to get to the web we need a connection from our home or
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business to the rest of the online world
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this usually happens through the phone or cable lines or even satellite this
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connection means that information from around the world can reach our computers
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if we could see the connection the information coming through it would look
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like little packets of code it doesn't make sense to most people
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we need a translator something that turns the packets of code into words and
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images we see on a website for this we use a web browser it translates the
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information it makes it useful to us but that code has to come from somewhere
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right if we could follow it to its home we'd see that it's coming from another
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computer not a regular computer the one that's built to make web pages available
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it's called a server the words and images that appear on our screen live
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here in the server if there was only one server this would be simple but there
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are millions of servers and web pages we need a way to find a specific page on a
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specific server we do this with web addresses each server and website has a
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unique one
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as long as we have the right web address we can visit a page on any server on the
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web
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the reason we call it a web is that all the servers are connected we can easily
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jump from one to the other using addresses via our web browser and we
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don't have to remember all the addresses webpages use shortcuts or links words
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and images we can click the direct us to page after page these links create a web
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of connections that are easy to navigate
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together this system makes up the World Wide Web so let's sum it up to visit a
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website we type in a web address or click a link the information for the
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website lives on a server it comes to us as little packets of code and our web
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browser translates this code into words photos music videos and links that help
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us get things done
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yeah hey I'm Lee Lefever and this has been the world wide web in plain english
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for more detailed resources and videos about technology security mobility and
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marketing visit centurylink calm / sm b dash resources
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