This just goes to prove that it is important to define even the words we use in everyday speech. I did not realize the nuances between the two concepts “the Internet” and “the World Wide Web” before I started researching to define the concepts.
This is what I found out:
the Internet is basically just a collection of computers and cables, that enable the World Wide Web. The World Wide Web, on the other hand, is the tool we use to display web pages. When you put the two together they enable the “publication, exchange and storage of information” (Westcott, 2008).
One needs to realize though, that far from everyone is aware of the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web (I wasn’t), which means that many use them as synonyms.