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Internet Basics: The Essentials of Being Online

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Welcome to About Internet for Beginners! Whether you are brand new to the Internet, or an experienced Web surfer looking for tips, there is a wealth of useful information below. About.com has collected several practical tutorials on learning the Web and the Net, and confidently navigating through online culture.
  1. Internet 101: What it Takes to Get Started Right
  2. Internet Terminology and Acronyms
  3. Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, and Cryptocurrency
  4. Do You Know How to Use Your Browser?
  5. How to Search the Internet (And Not Get Frustrated)
  6. Mobile Internet: Get Online Without a Network Cable
  1. Email Basics
  2. IM and Instant Messenger Basics
  3. Downloading: P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Movies, Music, and Legalities
  4. What is 'RSS'? How Do RSS Feeds Work?
  5. Online Shopping and eBay

Internet 101: What it Takes to Get Started Right

Are you brand new to the internet? Then you'll want to read this. Here we will explain the important software tools you need to start your net browsing experience with confidence.

Internet Terminology and Acronyms

You see strange expressions like "SSH" and "TCP/IP" in your new web travels. People talk about "AFK" and "TTYL", but they don't explain themselves. Well, friends, About.com can help. Here is a resource of acronyms and terminology for you. Even better: this stuff is actually interesting to just read about on its own.

Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, and Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Since 2009, cryptocoins have been gaining respect as both a payment method and as a form of uncollateraled money.  But how exactly do these cryptocoins work? About.com shines a flashlight on the expanding world of Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins and other altcoins here.

Do You Know How to Use Your Browser?

When it comes to their Internet Explorer or Firefox, most people just know click, type, enter, refresh, and back. But there is so much more that you can do with your browser. About.com explains...

How to Search the Internet (And Not Get Frustrated)

With thousands of web pages and files added everyday, the internet and the web are daunting to search. While catalogs like Google and Yahoo! help, what's even more important is the user mindset... how to approach sifting through billions of possible choices to find what you need. About.com has some great suggestions below...

Mobile Internet: Get Online Without a Network Cable

Some people use laptops. Some people use mini-laptops. And more and more people are using web-enabled smartphones. How do these mobile Internet computers work? How exactly does someone check email and do Google searching while riding a bus or sitting at the mall? About.com explains here...

Email Basics

The world of electronic mail is daunting for someone new, but it is very learnable, and you don't even have to be a master typist to be a good emailer. About.com explains below...

IM and Instant Messenger Basics

Instant messaging, or "IM", is the combination of chat and email. Although often considered a distraction at corporate offices, IM can be a very useful communication tool for both business and social purposes. About.com explains more below...

Downloading: P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Movies, Music, and Legalities

It is the most participated activity on the Internet today: uploading and downloading media. Songs, movies, tv shows, software... all of these items are available on the web. Yes, much of it is copyrighted, and yes, many people abuse peer-to-peer file sharing. But it has legitimate uses, too. About.com explains...

What is 'RSS'? How Do RSS Feeds Work?

Also known as "Really Simple Syndication", RSS is the best way to satisfy your info-junkie cravings. Read how it works here...

Online Shopping and eBay

The world of online shopping has become very sophisticated, and quite safe. While the possibilities of getting scammed online still do exist, the risk is no greater than going to the local store and getting your credit card number stolen there. Here is an introduction to the vast world of online shopping.

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