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World Wide Web and Internet Tutorials

Learn how the Internet works and what it takes to get that cute picture to your browser...

How the Internet Works in 5 Minutes

The internet is not a fuzzy cloud. The internet is a wire, usually buried in the ground. Aaron Titus takes you on a journey, showing how your computer "talks" to the rest of the Internet.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_LPdttKXPc
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Webonauts Internet Academy

Webonauts Internet Academy is on on-line game from PBS that gives kids 8 to 10 years old an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused‚ information-rich world.

The game teaches how to be safe and act respectfully online. The game addresses key issues central to good citizenship: identity, privacy, credibility and web safety.

How Search Works

Matt Cutts from Google explains how search engines work. Everything from spiders to quality ratings to the ads.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs
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The Total Number of Websites

How big is the Internet? How about almost a billion web sites!

This page shows the growth of the Internet and the year some of your favorite web sites first appeared.

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How does the Internet really work?

A slightly tongue-in-cheek explanation from the BBC.

Explore a Google data center

Wonder what "the cloud" really looks like. Here's a look at a Google data center, one you can explore yourself, on the web.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avP5d16wEp0

Root Data Center

Here's another view of a data center. Who knew that the Internet included man traps, a kitchen, cooling towers, and bathrooms ... keeping your data secure and the tech people happy.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejZml3dozOs
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How does the Internet work?

HowStuffWorks provides a more in-depth explanation in words and video.

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Warriors Of The Net

Warriors is an animated movie showing how the various parts of the Internet work together to process your requests and e-mails, and keep the bad guys out.

A great non-technical introduction to a very technical subject.

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W3Schools Tutorial

Interested in the details? W3Schools has a wide range of free, in-depth tutorials for all things Internet -- from beginning HTML to Cascading Style Sheets to XML, programming and Web Services. Recommended by our webmaster.

While specialized network skills are no longer needed, it's nice to have an idea of what's going on when things "don't work".

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