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{{Quote|When you can summon any book, instrument or animal with a wave of the wand and the word ''[[Summoning Charm|Accio!]]''; when you can communicate with friends and acquaintances by means of [[owl]], [[Floo Powder|fire]], [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]], [[Howler]], enchanted objects such as [[Enchanted coin|coins]], or [[Apparition|Apparate]] to visit them in person; when your newspaper has moving pictures and everyday objects sometimes talk to you, then the internet does not seem a particularly exciting place.|Description of the Internet as compared to magical forms of communication and information gathering.|Pottermore}}
 
The '''Internet '''is a system of [[computer]] networks that are interconnected, mostly used in the [[Muggle world]]. Despite it being an invention of [[Muggle]]s, there are [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] who use the Internet, although their usage tends to be out of "''slightly condescending''" curiosity or in order to do research in [[Muggle Studies]].<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - "Technology"</ref>
 
The '''Internet '''is a system of [[computer]] networks that are interconnected, mostly used in the [[Muggle world]]. Despite it being an invention of [[Muggle]]s, there are [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] who use the Internet, although their usage tends to be out of "''slightly condescending''" curiosity or in order to do research in [[Muggle Studies]].<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - "Technology"</ref>
   
 
The [[Dursley family]] had Internet access in the [[1990s]]. [[Harry Potter]] had never used it, however, as [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] would hit him if he ever got near the computer.<ref name="raincoastbooks">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2001/0301-raincoast-interview.html Accio Quote! - Raincoast Books Interview with J. K. Rowling]</ref>
 
The [[Dursley family]] had Internet access in the [[1990s]]. [[Harry Potter]] had never used it, however, as [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]] would hit him if he ever got near the computer.<ref name="raincoastbooks">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2001/0301-raincoast-interview.html Accio Quote! - Raincoast Books Interview with J. K. Rowling]</ref>
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==Known websites==
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*www.glamchops.com - website for [[Glamchops]], a cosmetics company
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*www.guardian.co.uk - website for ''[[The Guardian]]'', a newspaper
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*www.metro.co.uk - website for ''[[Metro]]'', a newspaper
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*www.radiotimes.com - website for ''[[Radio Times]]'', a magazine
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*[[Rosemary'sGarden.com|www.rosemary'sgarden.com]] - a gardening website
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The Internet serves as the home for a number of official websites related to the ''[[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter]]'' franchise, including the [[J. K. Rowling Official Site]] and those hosted by the various producers and distributors for the series. It is also the main host for numerous fan-works related to the series.
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*The Internet serves as the home for a number of official websites related to the ''[[Harry Potter (book series)|Harry Potter]]'' franchise, including the [[J. K. Rowling Official Site]], [[Pottermore]], and those hosted by the various producers and distributors for the series. It is also the main host for numerous fan-works related to the series.
 
*In an interview in [[2001]], [[J. K. Rowling|Rowling]] stated that "''Wizards don't really need to use the Internet but that's something that you'll find out later on in the series. They have a means of finding out what goes on in the outside world that I think is more fun than the Internet. Could anything be more fun than the Internet? Yes!''".<ref name="raincoastbooks" /> It is uncertain, however, what exactly she was referring to. The ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' had already been introduced in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and is simply the Wizarding equivalent of a Muggle newspaper. The only other such medium depicted in the franchise is [[Wireless]], and this is simply another Wizarding use of a Muggle invention.
 
*In an interview in [[2001]], [[J. K. Rowling|Rowling]] stated that "''Wizards don't really need to use the Internet but that's something that you'll find out later on in the series. They have a means of finding out what goes on in the outside world that I think is more fun than the Internet. Could anything be more fun than the Internet? Yes!''".<ref name="raincoastbooks" /> It is uncertain, however, what exactly she was referring to. The ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' had already been introduced in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and is simply the Wizarding equivalent of a Muggle newspaper. The only other such medium depicted in the franchise is [[Wireless]], and this is simply another Wizarding use of a Muggle invention.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Comment|Website address featured on a bus ad}}
 
*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{1st Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' {{Comment|Website address featured on a bus ad}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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"When you can summon any book, instrument or animal with a wave of the wand and the word Accio!; when you can communicate with friends and acquaintances by means of owl, fire, Patronus, Howler, enchanted objects such as coins, or Apparate to visit them in person; when your newspaper has moving pictures and everyday objects sometimes talk to you, then the internet does not seem a particularly exciting place."
—Description of the Internet as compared to magical forms of communication and information gathering.[src]

The Internet is a system of computer networks that are interconnected, mostly used in the Muggle world. Despite it being an invention of Muggles, there are witches and wizards who use the Internet, although their usage tends to be out of "slightly condescending" curiosity or in order to do research in Muggle Studies.[1]

The Dursley family had Internet access in the 1990s. Harry Potter had never used it, however, as Dudley would hit him if he ever got near the computer.[2]

Known websitesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Internet serves as the home for a number of official websites related to the Harry Potter franchise, including the J. K. Rowling Official Site, Pottermore, and those hosted by the various producers and distributors for the series. It is also the main host for numerous fan-works related to the series.
  • In an interview in 2001, Rowling stated that "Wizards don't really need to use the Internet but that's something that you'll find out later on in the series. They have a means of finding out what goes on in the outside world that I think is more fun than the Internet. Could anything be more fun than the Internet? Yes!".[2] It is uncertain, however, what exactly she was referring to. The Daily Prophet had already been introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and is simply the Wizarding equivalent of a Muggle newspaper. The only other such medium depicted in the franchise is Wireless, and this is simply another Wizarding use of a Muggle invention.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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