This book looks at the basics of computer networks. It describes what networks are and how they work, the different kinds of network, and the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web. It explains how to contact people online using email and social networks, shows how networks can be used to work with other people online, and touches on creating websites and blogs. The topics covered are illustrated with do's and don'ts, Did You Know? boxes and current developments in the world of computing. Part of the Understanding Computing series.