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Internet 101: the Fundamentals Every Internet User Should Know.

Here is your "Internet Primer": a collection of Internet 101 tutorials, tips, help and advice for new Internet users.
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  4. Mobile Web: Quickstart Guide to Tablets and Smartphones (1)
  5. Internet Language and Jargon: (19)
  6. Techno Glossary: Internet for (12)
  7. Navigating the Net (19)
  8. Understand Your Browser! (24)
  9. Invisible Web (32)
  10. Web Portals (5)
  11. The New Gamer's Handbook (16)
  12. Multimedia Basics (5)

Lock Down Your PC!
If you are a high-speed internet home user: beware! You are a target for hackers and crackers. Yes, hackers and crackers love to go after cable and DSL home users, who often are unaware of the multiple openings they have in their connection. This Security Survival Guide will help you change your guest account, enable ICF service, configure your...

What Is the 'Internet'?
What Is the 'Internet'?

Cyberlocker: What Is a Cyberlocker? Why Are They Considered Music Pirate Tools?
A cyberlocker is a 3rd party file-sharing service. The idea is to store your stuff like a locker at a bus station, trusting only specific people to access the locker. While these cyberlockers are completely legal and innocent themselves, they are a big threat to movie and music copyright because they share files invisibly. About.com explains...

What Is the Difference Between the Net and the Web?
FAQ: What is the difference between the "Internet" and the "World Wide Web" ?

Why Does My Internet Disconnect?
You have a fancy highspeed connection, but you keep going offline suddenly. Why does this happen? About.com helps to explain and troubleshoot Internet disconnection problems here...

Internet 101: Beginner's Handbook
Below you will find several tutorials and FAQ's (frequently asked questions), designed for both beginners and intermediate Internet users. All of our articles at About.com are free for you to access and read; we just ask that you occasionally click on some of the advertising that financially fuels our services. If you have questions or comments, you can reach our authors (Guides) by clicking thei…

Internet Basics
Internet Basics for Beginners

Internet Equipment Checklist: Do You Have the Right Gadgets?
Anti-virus software, ISP account, plug-ins...this is a must-know checklist for new Internet Users! Especially if you got a computer for Christmas, then you will want to confirm that you've got the right goodies to be an "Internetizen"!

Beginner's Overview of the Internet
So! Nobody has ever taken the time to explain the Internet to you? You don't know how "The World Wide Web" is different from "Gopherspace" and from "chat rooms"? Well step right up, friends. Here's your chance to hear the whole Internet story (with most of the boring parts left out)...

Internet Beginner's Handbook
Almost as good as an Internet Owner's Manual, this article is a growing collection of tutorials. Written for both the beginner and the intermediate user, here's how you jump to answers on URLs, bookmarks, searching, downloading, viruses and more!

Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web, 2013
October, 2013: several torrent sites have managed to stay on the legal side of the P2P war for now. Here is your visual guide to The Top Torrent Download Sites of 2013...

Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web, 2013
October, 2013: several torrent sites have managed to stay on the legal side of the P2P war for now. Here is your visual guide to The Top Torrent Download Sites of 2013...

Tutorial: What is a "URL"?
What does Uniform Resource Locator mean? What is a country code top level domain? How is .com different from .org and .tv? Get your answers here in this graphical tutorial...

Speed Up Your Dial-Up Connection!
Are you stuck with a slow dial-up Internet connection? Short of getting high-speed bandwidth, here is a compression-proxy solution that will get you six- to ten-times regular modem speed while still using your modem connection.

"How Do I Avoid Getting Tracked While I am Online?"
Yes, the RIAA and other digitally-savvy investigators can trace people's computers. Outside of North America, oppressive non-democratic countries will eavesdrop on Internet users. This eavesdropping affects anyone online who desires privacy: people in government-oppressed countries, people who participate in chats on abuse or political conscience, whistleblowers and their journalistic contacts, and workers in politcally volatile countries. Here is one way you can maintain your privacy...

Hoax Photos From The Net!
Sharks munching helicopterse, dead mermaids, maggots infesting fishermen brains, 150lb catfish... these are some of the hilarious doctored photos that travel the Internet. See samples of these funny photos here.

Yahoo: "What Does 'Yahoo' Stand For?"
Yes, the famous name "Yahoo!" actually stands for something. Here is the explanation...

Glossary of PC Technical Terms
A list of terms from A-Z to help you learn your PC.

What Computer Should I Buy?
Are you confused over video memory and cache memory? Should you use 10/100 Ethernet over a dial-up modem? Does $500 seem too expensive for a flat panel monitor? This excellent diagnostic questionnaire will explain hardware basics, and how to avoid getting scammed at the local computer store.

New Internet User FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is a "search engine"? What is "http"? How is "downloading" different from "emailing"? Is there someplace a beginner user can go to find these answers?

Hoax Emails: Don't Get Suckered By These Photos and Stories!
Bonsai-grown kittens. Mel Gibson was mutilated as a teenager. Swiffer Wet Jet poisons dogs. Proctor and Gamble finances the Church of Satan. Tommy Hilfiger is a racist. Snakehead fish can walk on land and eat small children. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you've been victimized by Internet hoaxes, chain letters, and myths! Don't get...

Quick How To: Opening Links in a New Window
Called "spawning a new window", this trick is very useful for intermediate-level browsing. It only takes seconds to learn this very useful technique...

The Top 30 Internet Terms for Beginners
Whether you are new to using the Web and its umbrella, the Internet, or you've been using both for years: here are 30 important Internet definitions that are absolutely worth learning.

Typing Tutor Review: Ten Thumbs Software
Good typing training software: "Ten Thumbs" by Runtime Revolution.

The Student's Quick Reference Guide to Internet Research
College and university students be warned: academic research is more than a copy-pasted link to Wikipedia. About.com explains how modern online research has standards you should heed...

Internet 101: Beginners Quick Reference Guide
The Internet is a worldwide broadcast medium for the layperson. With your PC, Mac, smartphone, Xbox, movie player, and GPS, you can access a vast world of messaging and useful content through the Net. The Internet was born in the 1960's as a military experiment, but it has since evolved into a public free broadcast format. No single organization...

What Broadband Internet Choices Are Available in 2010?
I use ADSL. My wife uses cable internet. We are very pleased with both of these services, but they are not your only options for getting online. Broadband (highspeed) internet can be achieved a variety of ways. About.com explains your major broadband choices below.

Reasons Why Your Highspeed Internet Can Become Sluggish
Your ISP claims that you will get 8 megabits per second Internet download speed. But your computer seems really slow to open Web pages. Why is that? Are there some technical problems that can be fixed by a casual user? About.com explains common Internet speed problems here...

What Exactly Is Twitter?
So, what exactly is 'Twitter'? Is it news reporting? Is it social messaging? Is it advertising? Well, friends, Twitter is actually all of those and more. About.com explains Twitter and tweeting here...

How Mobile Web Pages Are Different from Regular Web Pages
The screen size is different, the links are fewer and larger for finger-tapping, and many items are removed. These are just some of the ways that make tablet and smartphone web pages different from regular web pages. About.com explains more here.

The Thugs of the World Wide Web

Hoax Emails: Don't Get Suckered By These Photos and Stories!
Bonsai-grown kittens. Mel Gibson was mutilated as a teenager. Swiffer Wet Jet poisons dogs. Proctor and Gamble finances the Church of Satan. Tommy Hilfiger is a racist. Snakehead fish can walk on land and eat small children. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you've been victimized by Internet hoaxes, chain letters, and myths! Don't get...

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