The World Wide Web

The World Wide Web consists of a number of computers located in varous places around the world, interlinked by a computer network (the Internet).

Various organizations/groups use this network to distribute information only within the organization/group. This information is private. In this case the network is called the Intranet.

The Intranet and the Internet may or may not use the same computer network. It is the public availability of the information which determines what the network is called.