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What Is the Internet?
The Internet is made up of computers all around the world. These computers are connected by telephone lines or cables. The Internet lets computers communicate with one another. A computer that has an Internet connection can do two things:
• Send information to other computers that are part of the Internet
• Receive information sent by other computers on the Internet
Not every computer is connected to the Internet. People have to pay money each month to have their computer connected to the Internet.
How Do People Use the Internet?
When people go online, they are connected to the Internet. Here are some different ways people use the Internet:
• To learn information from websites
• To play computer games
• To share information and photographs with others
• To send and receive email messages
• To shop for things
Cell Phones and the Internet
Some cell phones can connect to the Internet. That means people can receive and send information over the Internet by using a cell phone instead of a computer.
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1. People can send an Internet email to just about any place in the world. What is another way people can communicate with someone who is far away?CorrectIncorrect
2. Which is a faster way of communicating with someone far away?CorrectIncorrect
3. A computer without an Internet connection can still send information to other computers that are part of the Internet. Is this true or false?CorrectIncorrect
4. Is playing online games one way people use the Internet?CorrectIncorrect
5. If you have a computer with Internet at home, tell two things you use the Internet to do.
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