What Are Common Uses of Internet

Individuals, businesses, business people, and groups largely utilize the Internet as a means of communication, with less reliance on fax machines, telephones, and the postal service.

Common uses of the internet are:-

  • Transfer of data
  • Remote accessing
  • E-mailing
  • File sharing
  • Audio, Video, and Graphics
  • World Wide Web
  • FTP
  • Chat
  • Telnet
  • Newsgroup

Transfer of data: internet helps in transferring data reliably and at a faster rate.

Remote accessing: It is a technique in which you can watch the contents of another computer. This helps in making the work easier. Remote access can be done via dial-up connections or modem over telephone lines. A dedicated line is more reliable but less flexible, with more expenses but faster data rates. ISDN (Integrated Service Digital Network is generally used for remote access as it provides both dial-ups with faster data rates. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), wireless, etc, offer other possibilities for remote access.

E-mailing: stands for Electronic Mailing; it allows users to create a message that is transferred to individuals or groups. It is normal communication between any two authenticated users i.e. same as person-to-person communication. The Email id with .com is for commercial sites, .edu for educational sites, .gov for Government sites, .org for any Organization, and .net for networking purposes.

File sharing: literary means that the data is uploaded and downloaded over a network.

Audio, Video, and Graphics: The Internet provides facilities like online conferences, watching up educational videos, and Graphics, making the document more attractive to users. All these services make a user go with their services.

World Wide Web: It is the most popular service provided by the internet. WWW stands for world wide web. Let’s take an example-


www.megri.com is the computer name on the network (.org denotes that the site is of an organization), and vidya is the name of that organization.

where HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol which refers to the set of rules to be followed for transferring the data. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https) is a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.

FTP: it is a protocol that stands for File Transfer Protocol. It helps in transferring the file from the source to the destination. It helps upload and download files without human intervention(human error is minimized).

Chat: Chatting is an online communication that helps you see the response of the other user you are communicating with. It is a real-time entity as the process is online. It is the same as talking on the telephone. It is like a conversation.

Telnet: is the most popular program that helps remote login. Remote login allows you to sit in front of your computer and access the computer of another computer. The computer shows the document of the destination end. This makes it more popular.

Newsgroup: it has been the oldest service provided by the internet. Like we have bulletin boards. If you browse the message, then that will lead to the news that they want to provide with that message. When we open our email, we find many messages in our id. It is a newsgroup. It is the simplest means of providing the message publically.

These internet services provide a wide range for acceptance by users according to their needs.