Search, Search and Research!

We are now in the era where searching for information about anyone and anything is now simply a click away. Welcome to the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and other buzz words that have emanated from the use of the internet and the World Wide Web.

In today’s world there is no excuse for not understanding how to spell, or even locate an address, search it out! Looking for how to get a university education, travel out for a holiday, finish up your course work or land that dream job? The internet provides all the answers you need. If you still cannot get or trace what you want, search again!

Looking for how to cook your favourite meals or experimenting with a new recipe, all the information is on the internet.

The Internet (or internet) “is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. 

It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. 

The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext document and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing”. The internet is the network of connected computers that the web works on, as well as what emails and files travel across.

The key difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW or the Web) is “that the Internet is a global connection of networks, while the Web is a collection of information that can be accessed using the Internet.

In other words, the Internet is the infrastructure and the Web is a service on top”.

World Wide Web

But what really is the World Wide Web (commonly referred to as WWW, W3 or the Web), and how do we search through it with ease or even participate in this great phenomenon in the 21st century?

Essentially, the World Wide Web, ‘is an information system on the internet, which allows documents to be connected by hypertext links. This enables the user to search for information by moving from one document to another, using a computer, smartphone or wearable device.

Another school of thought describes the Web as ‘an interconnected system of public webpages accessible through the internet’.

A search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web searches. They search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query. Search engines are now part of our daily lives, especially if you live in an urban area. People are now much more dependent on search engines to get the answers to everyday questions and enquiries.

Some of the top 10 notable search engines in the world include:

  • Google
  • Bing
  • Yahoo
  • Baidu
  • AOL
  • Excite
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Yandex
  • Wolfram Alpha

We are truly in interesting times and the internet has made our search enquiries as simple as a click on a button. While searching ensure you visit our website to search for more information about us, as we put YouFirst.

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