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What is the Internet? The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. This vast network of networks permits its users to exchange electronic mail, transfer files of texts, images, and sounds, and run programs on remote hosts.
What is the World Wide Web? The Web consists of files (called pages, home pages, or Web pages) containing links to documents and resources throughout the Internet. The operation of the Web relies primarily on hypertext as its means of information retrieval.
What is a Web page? A Web page is a file that is viewable by a Web browser. It may contain links to other pages, image files, sound files, and more. A collection of Web pages is usually called a Web site.
 
     
 

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