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What is the difference between download and upload?


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March 21, 2012 2:23AM

when you are downloading, your computer is receiving information from another system via the internet.

Uploading is when your computer is sending inormation to another system via the internet.

Example. I can UPLOAD a video from my computer to YouTube's system.

then you can go to the video and it will DOWNLOAD the information from YouTube's system to your computer as it plays