The internet is a global collection of interconnected networks of computers - including your own when you are online. It could be argued that the internet's primary function is to be a medium for communication. Communication online can be in the form of e-mails, Tweets, instant messages, video conferences, blogs, websites, PDF documents, photographs, word documents - pretty much anything that can be digitized.
For example, a scholarly article can be found in a database, in a print journal - and on a website. The article is the same format no matter which medium you find it in. It will still have an author, abstract, body of the article with references and most likely will be peer reviewed. To see an example of a scholarly, peer reviewed journal article on a website click on the link below: