Understanding the Internet
The Internet defined: The Internet is a global network of computers all over the world that talk to each and share information with people at other computers.
To do this, there has to be piece that physically connects these computer networks. This is accomplished through undersea cables. Described by Google as, "a vast underwater network of cables crisscrossing the ocean makes it possible to share, search, send and receive information around the world at the speed of light."
The Internet continues to become a major part of everyday life and if you haven't used the Internet before you may feel a little confused at first. The videos below will help explain the basics about how to navigate the Internet.
Handout: Internet Basics I (PDF format)
Internet Basics II (PDF format)
The Asheboro branch offers a 1-on-1 session with our digital services librarian. These are free and you can have as many sessions as you want. Fill out our online form to set up a tech help appointment or by calling the Asheboro branch at 336-318-6803 to to make an appointment.