Quiz 3: The Internet
- What do you need to connect to the Internet from your home?
- What is HTML?
- What are URLs?
- What is a search engine?
- What is a meta-search engine?
- What is a Web browser?
- What is a bookmark?
- A modem, a phone connection, an Internet Service Provider, and a Web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer). Other options are cable, satellite, or DSL connections.
- HTML or Hypertext Markup Language is the computer language that composes the multimedia documents or Web sites on the Internet.
- URLs or Uniform Resource Locators are the unique addresses for documents on the web.
- A search engine is a database that organizes, indexes and retrieves Web pages when you do a search on the Web. An example of a search engine is: www.google.com
- A meta search engine searches several individual search engines at once but only retrieve approximately 10% of the search engine results from each one they visit.
- A Web browser is a computer program that allows you to view World Wide Web and HTML documents. Netscape and Internet Explorer are Web browsers.
- Bookmarks allow your computer to remember your favorite Web sites so you do not have to look them up each time you log onto the Web.