Today I am writing about how the Internet/World Wide Web works. Most people refer to the “World Wide Web” as the Web. This, I guess you would call it, ”system” is used to pull information from websites around the world and display it on your computer screen. This is just the basic explanation of what the World Wide Web is. So, let’s delve a little bit deeper into what the Web does.
The Web would not work if it wasn’t global. This is because if one country had ownership of something this powerful, other countries around the world would fight to get rid of it. This would then create World War 3. Overall, that would be very bad, and I don’t think that would be the greatest thing for anyone.
The Web is spread globally via cables on the ocean floor. These work because they are checked on regularly. These cable connect the continents and are used as tunnels. They are used to make a connection that gives information a path to get to other places in the world. These cables are very similar to a tunnel through a mountain. They basically provide a shortcut through the ocean instead of having it sent by a messenger. Seeing as though the cables are spread out through the ocean, they need to be very long. This would seem as though it would be a very long time before your information reached your computer. However, this is not the case, because scientists have developed a better way to send information. They basically made a cable that takes information, breaks it down and then sends it with very high speed, and then the site or information then re-arranges itself into it’s proper order when it reaches your computer. So that is basically how the Web works.
Until next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…