Brad's Blurb

This month I will start out with a couple of really lame jokes.

*What did one snowman say to another?  Is it just me or do you smell carrots!

**What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?  Frostbite.

***Where do snowmen keep their money?  In a snow bank. 

Do you remember the time before computers?  Me neither.  If you are young enough, computers have been around your whole life.  If you are old enough, your memory is not as good as it used to be.  I fall in the latter category.  The Internet/Web for me is like my car; I use it all the time and expect it to work all the time, but I don’t really have any idea how it actually works.  Which leads me to some questions?  

-How did the Internet get started?  See 1

-Who’s in charge of it?   See 2

-What is the difference between the Web and the Internet? See 3

-Who is the keeper of all URLs (website addresses)? See 2

-How many websites exist?  See 4

-What are the top 10 websites based on traffic? See 5

1. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for a system called the World Wide Web.  He then wrote the first web browser, server, and Web page.  He also wrote the first specifications for URLs, HTTP, and HTML. 

2. If you have ever peeked behind a webpage to view the HTML, or did some website development yourself, you may have heard of W3C which is an organization that represents an international community of groups and individuals, working together to develop and maintain web standards.  Similarly, The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers sets the standards for the URL – those IP Address names. 

3. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data.  The Web on the other hand, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet-a type of information sharing model built on top of the Internet. 

4.  According to the www.Internetlivestats.com there are over a Billion world wide websites, which change daily as new websites are created, and old websites are removed from networks and search engine listings.  Additionally, when you consider individual webpages, www.WorldWideWebSize.com estimates that there are over 4.5 billion websites, and 1 Trillion web pages in the world.   

5. The top ten visited websites in order from top to bottom are:  Google.com, facebook.com, Youtube.com, Baidu.com, Yahoo.com, Amazon.com, Wikipedia.org, Qq.com, Twitter.com and Google.co.in.

Have a great Holiday Season!  Thanks for reading the final newsletter of 2017.  

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