The Internet is a network that connects smaller networks. The Web provides an interface for resources on the Internet. The most common means to access the Internet is through an Internet Service Provider. Browsers provide access to Web resources. The most popular types of Internet communication are e-mail, instant messaging, discussion groups, and social networks. Search engines are used to locate information on the Web. The three basic types of e-commerce are B2C, B2B, and C2C. Web utilities are programs that make Internet and Web access easier and safer.