The science behind how the internet works – Telegraph.co.uk

The UK’s internet habits have changed dramatically over the last decade; according to a recent Ofcom report, 50 million of us are internet users, with the average person now spending 25 hours a week online.

While the internet plays an integral part in our daily lives, many of us have little understanding of how it actually works. This video outlines the very basics of the internet, explaining the process of transmission control protocol and how the common structure of a URL is broken down.

This is the fifth episode in our How It Works series that discusses the basics of everyday technology.

Future episodes in this series will look at the inner workings of Wi-Fi and a digital camera, while last week’s episode explored the science behind how a touchscreen works.

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