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Panel Discussion Reflection: How it Works

The panel that discussed “How It Works” touched on how the internet literally works. In class we discussed the architecture of the internet, what powers the internet, and how the internet came to be how it is today. More so, this discussion went into depth on what the internet encompasses. This panel covered search engines, language, the new web, and more. Questions that were discussed involved the topics “what is the internet?”, “what are search engines intended for?”, “what’s the difference between the new web and the old web?”, and other relevant questions. I feel that the panel covered a good stretch of topics that hit all the main points the class may have been concerned about. The group showed relevant videos that allowed a good understanding of what they were trying to cover. I was made aware of how search engines worked, what the internet means, how the internet is being used, and what generally makes up the internet.

Panel Discussion Week 2: How it Works

HEY Y’ALL! This is panel discussion week 2 on ‘How it Works’. This week we will discuss the basis on how the internet works. Each of us will gear towards a specific topic in relation to the internet. Things we will discuss will primarily be about what we use everyday on the internet. Have you ever thought about what you use everyday on the internet?

Consider the following questions before class tomorrow.

  1. What is the internet?
  2. How does the internet work?
  3. What can you do with the internet?
  4. Why do you resort to the internet instead of outside resources? (Shopping, yellow pages, reviews, news, etc.)
  5. Is the internet a physical thing or an idea in what we use?
  6. How are we benefiting from the internet and how is the internet benefiting from us using it?
  7. In what ways do we take the internet for granted?

Panelists: Kaitlin, Dalina, Hannah, Matt.

 

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What is the Internet?

I’m sure we all can relate to this video.. This was literally everyone the first day of class (just in kid form lol).
We should question ourselves after each week of class :

  1. What is the internet?
  2. How does the internet work?
  3. What can you do with the internet?
  4. Why do you resort to the internet instead of outside resources? (Shopping, yellow pages, reviews, news, etc.)
  5. Is the internet a physical thing or an idea in what we use?
  6. How are we benefiting from the internet and how is the internet benefiting from us using it?

This video summarizes how the internet works. It encompasses all the necessary tools in order for the “internet” to essentially work. I found that there’s a lot that goes into the internet such as, networking, data transfer, connections, IP address, and so much more that allows a user to literally enter the net. In order to get a grasp of the internet’s means, you would have to explorer the things in which the internet is made up of.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late in Relation to “How It Works”

I’ve come to find that after reading past the first few chapters of the readings the book has gone into depths with how the internet works. This is relevant to what I am studying in class, “How It Works”. More specifically, I have angled my studies towards search engines. If you take a look at the CMAP I created for “How It Works” , you will find that search engines and the internet intertwines with each other.  Included are links that will show you what makes up search engines and useful information on literally how it works. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Web Information Retrieval

Web Information Retrieval

Authors:

 Stefano Ceri Alessandro Bozzon Marco Brambilla Emanuele Della Valle Piero Fraternali Silvia Quarteroni

Call Number
SpringerLink  Browse shelf
Year
2013
Online
Series
Data-centric systems and applications
Subject

From University of Mary Washington Libraries   In this book you will find and understand the principals of information retrieval. The system of how information is retrieved from the internet and the methods explained to show how retrieving information is made possible. The next part of this book explains how search engines are engineered  to retrieve information.  The book then examines how search engines are made a profit to industries. Thus, allowing the reader to understand why industries target certain places on the web more often than others. Lastly, the book focuses on the direction that search engines are taking to pull data more efficiently.  The following chapters will allow the readers to understand the more recent development in search engines, as well.

Steal This Computer Book

Steal This Computer Book 4.0, 4th Edition By: Wallace Lang

Call Number
INTERNET  Browse shelf
Year 2006
Publisher No Starch Press,
Publication San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2006.
Online Online Access
Subject Internet.  Browse subjects

From University of Mary Washington Libraries

 

This book explores the wide realm of what hacking is all about. It goes into depth about how hackers came about, why they hack, and the dangers that lurk alongside hacker.  Phishing, fraud, and scamming will be highlighted in this book to allow users to foresee any threats in the future. The second half of the book explains how hacking takes on a new role in recent years.  It’ll discuss how hackers are being used by business to promote products by displaying ads and tapping into search engines. The end result of the book examines how the user will be able to protect themselves from threats and scams.

An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation

Title: An Introduction to Search Engines and Web Navigation

Author: Mark Levene

Call Number
INTERNET  Browse shelf
Year
2010
Edition
2nd ed.
Publisher
Wiley,
Publication
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2010.
Online
Subject

From University of Mary Washington Libraries

 

This book explains how search engines function on the web. It discusses the nature of why they are used and how. It further discusses the research that is taken on to improve search engines in how they pull information across the web. The first few chapters explore the problems of searching and navigating on the web. It also covers how the web is structured in relation to search engines in how it is used and ways to improve its formality. The next few chapters of the books goes into depth of how search engines are structured. It also gives an overview of the vast amount of different types of search engines there are to use and the conflicts of the many search tools. The last few chapters covers navigation on the web. It details the algorithms used to allow search engines to function. Furthermore, it introduces mobile web navigation and the issues it faces, as well as, social networking.

How the Internet Works

How the Internet Works, Eighth Edition
By: Preston Gralla; Michael Troller

Call Number
INTERNET  Browse shelf
Year
2006
Edition
8th ed.
Publisher
Que Pub.,
Publication
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que Pub., 2006.
Online
Subject

From University of Mary Washington Libraries

 

This book gives an overview on what makes up the internet for it to function. It gives detail about the architecture of the internet and explains all the components that allows it to run. The next topic covers how a user is able to connect to the internet in order to use it from connections such as, cables, WiFi, and more. Topic 3 gives an overview on how users are able to communicate with one another through messaging and blogging. Not only does it discuss how a user sends messages but receives messages as well. The next two topics covers the formality of the world wide web and the ways it is used in relation to the internet. The book then goes into depth about the languages that are used to make up the web and how users are able to enjoy multimedia technologies. The end result of the book goes into detail about intranet and how the internet collaborates with the outside world in order to function. It also discusses security concerns and how users can protect themselves from undermining attacks on the internet.