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The Internet (or "The Net") is a computer network that connects computers worldwide. The Internet is made up of many smaller computer networks. These networks send and get messages using a standard Internet Protocol (IP). A protocol is like a language, that lets computers understand one another. History - The Internet was created in the United States in 1969 by the "United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency" (known as ARPA). The World Wide Web was created at CERN in Switzerland in the 1990s by a British (UK) man named Tim Berners-Lee. Today, people can pay a fee to access the Internet from Internet Service Providers. Some services on the Internet cost nothing to use. They are sometimes paid for by advertising. Services on the Internet

The Internet is used for many things, such as electronic mail (e-mail), online chat, and the World Wide Web. The most used service on the Internet is the World Wide Web (which is also called the "Web"). The Web contains websites, blogs, and also wikis - including Wikipedia. Webpages on the Web can be seen and read by anyone (unless the page needs a password, or it is blocked). The second major use of the Internet is to send and receive e-mail. Some governments consider the Internet to be a bad thing, and block some or part of it. For instance, Wikipedia is considered bad in China, so often no one in China can read it or add to it. Some parents block parts of the Internet they think are bad for children to see.