READING AND THE INTERNET What is the Internet? The Internet is a global information system of interconnected computers. The letters that are typed in to find a particular website are called the web address. A website address that is saved in the computer's memory is called a bookmark. A list of website addresses that is saved in the computer's memory is called the Favorites. An email address contains three parts: the name, the "at" symbol, and the name of the Internet Service Provider. Online "rooms" where users can send messages back and forth are known as chat rooms. IM stands for Instant Messaging. A series of letters and/or numbers used on the Internet as a special code is called a password. A website address that is highlighted and underlined in a message or paragraph is known as a link. Try This! 1] The Internet is a system of _________. a] transportation b] communication c] intervention d] interpretation 2] The header of an email message contains the sender of the message, the receiver of the message, the date, and the _________. a] ZIP code b] area code c] length of the message d] subject 3] It can be dangerous to share personal information over the Internet. a] true b] false 4] The first page of a website is called the _________ page. a] house b] cabin c] home d] camp © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.