internet vs intranet : Common Errors in English

About internet vs intranet

“Internet” is the proper name of the network most people connect to, andthe word needs to be capitalized. However “intranet,” a network confinedto a smaller group, is a generic term which does not deservecapitalization. In advertising, we often read things like “unlimitedInternet, $35.” It would be more accurate to refer in this sort ofcontext to “Internet access.”

internet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

intranet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a restricted computer network; a private network created using World Wide Web software

internet in News

  1. With NSA Surveillance, US Government May Have Dealt Major Blow To Global Internet Freedom Efforts

    The internet has never been a perfect tool for advancing democracy and human rights. Despite the most optimistic techno-utopian projections, the internet has yet to set us free and rid the world of dictators. Critics have been right to warn us of the dangers of a single-minded approach -- we should be careful not to overlook the deep historical, economic, and cultural factors that shape the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Forbes

  2. Early Glance: Internet companies

    Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon rose $1.38 or .5 percent, to $273.05. eBay rose $.56 or 1.1 percent, to $51.31. Google fell $2.04 or .2 percent, to $869.94. Groupon Inc. ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Internet Society Statement on the Importance of Open Global Dialogue Regarding Online Privacy

    The Internet Society has noted recent revelations regarding the apparent scope of U.S. government efforts to gather large amounts of end user information from U.S. Internet and telecom service providers for intelligence purposes.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

intranet in News

  1. Research and Markets: Collaboration Case Study: Yellow Pages Group

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Collaboration Case Study: Yellow Pages Group" company profile to their offering. This report examines Canadian digital media and marketing solutions provider Yellow Pages Group's deployment of TIBCO tibbr as part of a new social intranet designed to ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire

  2. Build a basic intranet using Podio and the Intranet pack

    Sometimes a simple intranet is the best intranet. See how to build a code-free intranet using Citrix Podio's Internet Pack app.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: TechRepublic

  3. USMotivation Receives Communications Award for Company Intranet Platform

    USM intranet site receives Employee Communications Awards for Best Intranet and Best Value to Employees. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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