(do something) on the Internet

We use the word "on" to describe using the Internet or using a computer. You can think of it as similar to a train or bus, where you get on and off. If you are using a computer and someone in your family wants you to stop, they might ask:

Can you get off the computer please?

"The Internet" is always "the". You never call it "an Internet" or "Internet".

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