A world wide network of computers all linked together over the TCP/IP protocol. The Internet allows people to communicate in real time from different continents. Someone in South America can have an online chat with someone in Russia.

All manner of news and information can be accessed through search engines such as Google. All the major news outlets have websites that have free or subscription access to news.

You usually use the Internet via the World Wide Web. You use a Web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox to look things up.

The Internet is not without its problems. Viruses and spyware abound and can major mess up your computer if it becomes infested with them. You need a firewall and antivirus program for safety.
I can look up stuff on the Internet using Google.
by shadowhawk September 16, 2004
A wonderfully intended invention which connects people all across the world and reminds us how alike we all are. A sea of applicable and totally non-applicable knowledge, the internet has possibilities sprouting out of its possibilities. It is a revolutionary tool for enhancing the every day lives of the lazy, the stoned, the crackpots, the insonmiacs, the anti-social and the procrastinators.
The internet is a modern day outlet for shopping, knowledge, communication, grass-root movements, information, personal expression, school, media sharing and organizations. The internet has probably had the biggest affect on all people of any technological advance in the past 30 years.
Stoner 1: Have you seen that Dark Side of Oz shit...on the internet?
Stoner 2: Bejebus, yes! Crazy ass shit. Let's google vid it.
by Alyse Toulouse January 04, 2009
The internet is the network of computers which enables vast amounts of porn to be veiwed every day.
Other, comparitively minor uses:
- The spreading of ideas, conspiracy theories etc by any random lunatic.
- Menial conversations over IM/forums etc.
- Telling people who don't care about you about yourself.
- Stealing/manipulating money.
- Spreading viruses.
- Dating.
- Shopping.
- Research.
- Organising stuff.
- Luring people (often children, sadly) to rapists and pervets.
- Promoting publications/sites/bands etc.
- Attempting to overthrow the government.
- Making/veiwing huge archives of "funny" pictures, jokes etc.
- RPG games.
- Setting up random websites for the terminally bored such as UD.
1) So I was on this lunatic fringe site the other day... did you know that the inventor of the biro has made himself immortal, is planning on taking over the world and brainwashing us all with his biro-rays? He said he'd spare me if I sent him £500 and my last born child, so I'll be okay...
2) Dude, you *really* shouldn't believe all you read on the internet...
by Wiggy_liastd July 06, 2006
A terrifying place jam-packed with annoying liberals, rude and agreesive atheists, 9/11 Inside Job nutcases, horny, obese jack-offs, Obamites, paedophiles, and much much more. Please access with caution.
You're using the internet right now...
by IeuanBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB March 02, 2009
a place on the computer where one can pretend to be researching for their history paper when one is actually checking for new comments on one's myspace.
Mother says to son "Timmy, what are you doing on our personal computer?"

Timmy responds with "Well golly, I was just researching for my history paper, of course on the good ol' world wide web, or as some like to call it, the internet."
by the my thpathe kid September 14, 2006
An alibi
Because of the internet, everynight before bed, I hear a little girl's cry.
by Roastmasters May 17, 2009
A web site mocking President Bush's gaffe in a CNBC interview, calling Google, "the Google". In the 2000 Presidential Primary debates he refers to the Internet as "Internets" saying, "There's rumors on the Internets" in response to a question. Video here: youtube.com/watch?v=fezjR zAWa2Q. The web site is: thegoogleontheinternets.com.
"I use the Google to pull up maps. I like see the ranch" -George W. Bush.
"I hear there's rumors on the Internets." -George W. Bush.
by Larrry November 04, 2006
The only place where "Freedom of speach" actually exists.
On the internet one can point out that 86% of terrorists are Islam without being called a racist.
by starky August 25, 2007

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