In the summer, the “Internet” will become the “internet,” at least according to the Associated Press’s widely-followed stylebook.
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Now here’s an interesting dilemma with the “I” versus “i” for the use of the word “Internet”. It can be a little confusing. I’m not a big fan of the AP (long story), nor their style guide because I don’t think it’s accurate grammar. I am more of a Chicago Manual of Style gal, or even a Microsoft Style Guide (yes, it exists) gal. My thought is that if it’s referred to as “The Internet” as an entity, then it should be capitalized as a proper noun. Other situations like “internet connection” should remain lowercase as its a descriptive word. What kind of connection is it? It’s an internet connection. I can see this one being hotly contested in the writing world. What do you think? Include your comments below. –TechCommGeekMom