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The Internet: How does it work?

THE INTERNET HOW DOES IT WORK? SUPPOSE you want to access Facebook. Or watch Netflix. Or do both while balancing a bowl of tortilla chips on your head and spinning a hula hoop and breakdancing cause that would be freaking awesome By typing in the web address in your browser, you tell your computer, "I WANT TO GO HERE." Your computer, also called a CLIENT, then connects to your ROUTER, which routes your request to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Peeps like Verizon, 2 Comcast, Time Warner, etc. Percentage of Population that uses the Internet 78.6% 34.3% & of North America uses the internet of the world uses the internet 3 Verizon, which is directly connected to the enormous interconnected system of wires and cables called the INTERNET, then uses the internet to send your request to where Facebook is located. UNITED STATES JAPAN CHINA INDIA ASIA AUSTRALIA "Yes, this is a map of the internet. No, it is not some mysterious cloud that exists in another dimension ZEALAND Source http:orsonder comep-contertiupload/20J 02underwaterintemet-cabliemap pg Sites like Facebook exist on SERVERS, which are huge interconnected computers with tons of memory. The servers are located in clusters called SERVER FARMS. located in places such as the middle of Arizona or something (Facebook's main farm is in Oregon). Huge companies like Facebook have multiple server farms. 4 180,900 The estimated number of servers Facebook uses to hold the crap of all 1.06 billion users in 2012 Facebook then finds whatever page you might be looking for on its servers (the homepage, your photos, the profile of a girllguy that you've been creeping On sEeretly and know- everything about but refuse to interact with in person your friend's profile) and sends it all the way back to your computer. 6. The page you requested shows up on your monitor. You cry tears of joy for your life now has meaning. - loading time for Facebook in seconds http://okfacebook.com/facebook.boosts-avaiabity and page load times_b39299 SOURCES: Ftrpu/hews.cret.com/8301-1023_3-57566550-93focebook by the numbers- 1.06-bilon monthiy octive users/ hetp://www.datocenterknowiedge com/archives/201 2/08/15lestimate focebook.rurming. /80000-servers Pep www.interretworkstots com/tots hem heepimb.net/I (0/1/22 http://www.facebook.com/blogibiog phppast-262655797130 THE INTERNET HOW DOES IT WORK? SUPPOSE you want to access Facebook. Or watch Netflix. Or do both while balancing a bowl of tortilla chips on your head and spinning a hula hoop and breakdancing cause that would be freaking awesome By typing in the web address in your browser, you tell your computer, "I WANT TO GO HERE." Your computer, also called a CLIENT, then connects to your ROUTER, which routes your request to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Peeps like Verizon, 2 Comcast, Time Warner, etc. Percentage of Population that uses the Internet 78.6% 34.3% & of North America uses the internet of the world uses the internet 3 Verizon, which is directly connected to the enormous interconnected system of wires and cables called the INTERNET, then uses the internet to send your request to where Facebook is located. UNITED STATES JAPAN CHINA INDIA ASIA AUSTRALIA "Yes, this is a map of the internet. No, it is not some mysterious cloud that exists in another dimension ZEALAND Source http:orsonder comep-contertiupload/20J 02underwaterintemet-cabliemap pg Sites like Facebook exist on SERVERS, which are huge interconnected computers with tons of memory. The servers are located in clusters called SERVER FARMS. located in places such as the middle of Arizona or something (Facebook's main farm is in Oregon). Huge companies like Facebook have multiple server farms. 4 180,900 The estimated number of servers Facebook uses to hold the crap of all 1.06 billion users in 2012 Facebook then finds whatever page you might be looking for on its servers (the homepage, your photos, the profile of a girllguy that you've been creeping On sEeretly and know- everything about but refuse to interact with in person your friend's profile) and sends it all the way back to your computer. 6. The page you requested shows up on your monitor. You cry tears of joy for your life now has meaning. - loading time for Facebook in seconds http://okfacebook.com/facebook.boosts-avaiabity and page load times_b39299 SOURCES: Ftrpu/hews.cret.com/8301-1023_3-57566550-93focebook by the numbers- 1.06-bilon monthiy octive users/ hetp://www.datocenterknowiedge com/archives/201 2/08/15lestimate focebook.rurming. /80000-servers Pep www.interretworkstots com/tots hem heepimb.net/I (0/1/22 http://www.facebook.com/blogibiog phppast-262655797130

The Internet: How does it work?

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