STRAND 3: IT systems > Internet


How BIG is Google?

The undersea cables for the Internet from

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Internet Basics contains articles that explain everything about the Internet from domain names to IP addresses. Check out our Internet Basics Channel.

CommonCraft - Technology Videos
"In Plain English" series of videos. These are no longer available on YouTube but can be seen here. A variety of topics are covered including Hardware, Software, Phishing, Blogs, and Wikis. Very clear explanations in a fun style.

Wydea - Science and Technology Videos
A series of videos that explain how different technologies work. A bit like the 'In Plain English' videos. Videos available include hardware, Email, and networking. Best suited for students with limited IT knowledge with whom you need to cover the basics.

Mapping the Internet: Undersea Cables
The article is part of a series of articles from Fortune magazine highlighing the "mapping of the Internet". Additonal links at the bottom of the page.

What happens in an Internet minute?
Download the graphic from the website. Screenshot below.

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'Only the Best' Videos and Podcasts

**Net Neutrality - What it is and why you should care?**

Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else

The video shows the power of WeChat - the all-purpose app being copied by Western companies.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

explained by Common Craft

'All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads.'

A year offline, what I have learned:

Paul Miller at TEDxEutropolis

Article: I'm still here: back online after a year without the internet
by Paul Miller

"I'd read enough blog posts and magazine articles and books about
how the internet makes us lonely, or stupid, or lonely and stupid,
that I'd begun to believe them.

I wanted to figure out what the internet was "doing to me," so I could fight back.

But the internet isn't an individual pursuit,
it's something we do with each other.
The internet is where people are."

The Virtual Revolution (4 episodes produced by the BBC)

All of the video clips from the series can be accessed.

Tim Berners Lee on the next Web

Social Media Revolution 3

(4:15 version via Erik Qualman)

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Warriors of the Net

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

Eric Schmidt, Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

How Search Works (Google)

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