How to Browse Internet Effectively
Internet Explorer is a Web browser created by Microsoft. A Web browser is a software application used to locate and display Web pages.
Other examples of Web browsers include Netscape Navigator and Mozilla FireFox.
Web browsers read coding, usually HTML, interpret it, and translate into a format we can use, a Webpage.
The Internet is a complex space with a rich set of useful features and functions.
Knowing how to get the most out of the Internet can help you as much as knowing how to read, maybe more.
The Internet can powerfully extend your ability to find, manage, and share information. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide.
It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic and optical networking technologies.
The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail.
Most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film, and television are being reshaped or redefined by the Internet. Newspaper, book and other print publishing are having to adapt to Web sites and blogging.
The Internet has enabled or accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders.
Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries.
The origins of the Internet reach back to the 1960s with both private and United States military research into robust, fault-tolerant, and distributed computer networks. The funding of a new U.S. backbone by the National Science Foundation, as well as private funding for other commercial backbones, led to worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies, and the merger of many networks.
The commercialization of what was by then an international network in the mid 1990s resulted in its popularization and incorporation into virtually every aspect of modern human life.
As of 2009, an estimated quarter of Earth's population used the services of the Internet.
Internet is a short form of the technical term "internetwork", the result of interconnecting computer networks with special gateways (routers). The Internet is also often referred to as the Net.
The term the Internet, when referring to the entire global system of IP networks, has traditionally been treated as a proper noun and written with an initial capital letter.
In the media and popular culture a trend has developed to regard it as a generic term or common noun and thus write it as "the internet", without capitalization.
The terms Internet and World Wide Web are often used in everyday speech without much distinction. However, the Internet and the World Wide Web are not one and the same. The Internet is a global data communications system.
It is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides connectivity between computers.
In contrast, the Web is one of the services communicated via the Internet. It is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs(UNIVERSAL RESOURCE LOCATORS).
In many technical illustrations when the precise location or interrelation of Internet resources is not important, extended networks such as the Internet are often depicted as a cloud.
The verbal image has been formalized in the newer concept of cloud computing.
INVENTIONS IN INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES:
How To Use The Internet-1969
How To Use Email-1971
How To Use Mailing Lists-1972
How To Use MUD's-1979
How To Use The Usenet-1980
How To Use IRC-1988
How To Use The Web- 1990
Users should know the following interfaces (functions) to browse internet:
Back— Move to the previous webpage viewed
Forward— Move to the previous webpage viewed. You have to move back before you can go forward
Stop— Prevent the page from loading after you have selected it to load
Refresh— Reload the page. Use this if errors occur.
Home— Go to the page you have instructed Internet Explorer to load when it opens
Search— Open the Search task pane to conduct a web search
Favorites— Open the Favorites task pane to create shortcuts to your favorite websites
Media— Open the Media task to listen to streaming audio or watch streaming video
History— Open the History task pane to view a list of the recently viewed web pages
Print— Print the webpage being viewed
Edit— Edit the webpage using Microsoft FrontPage
Research— Perform a search of Microsoft reference materials
Address Bar— Type the URL (webpage address) here (ex. www.towson.edu) and press Enter on the keyboard to go to a page
USING THE INTERNET EFFECTIVELY:
Use Internet Explorer To Find What You Are Looking For On A Webpage
Do you know exactly what you are looking for on a Webpage but, can not find where the information is located? Is there a lot of text on the page, making it hard to find what you are looking for? Try using the Find command to locate the information:
1. Click on Edit in the Menu bar and select Find (on This Page)...Ctrl+F
2. Type in the word to search for in the Find what text box .
3. Click on the Find Next button.
4. Matches will be highlighted in the document.
5.Change The Font Size Within Internet Explorer.
The Webmaster controls formatting the font on the Webpage. If the text is too small to read, the size can be increased by the user. To increase the font size on a Webpage:
1. Click on View in the menu bar.
2. Hover your mouse over Text Size and click on the appropriate size.
Create A List Of Favorite Websites Within Internet Explorer
Tired of typing the address to a Website you frequently visit?
Creating a favorite for the Website will save you the trouble of typing the address every time.
To create favorites:
1. Go the Webpage you want to create a favorite for.
2. Click on Favorites and choose Add to Favorites
. 3. The name of the favorite is provided in the Name text box. To rename the favorite, change the name in the textbox. Click OK when finished.
The favorite will then be added to the list.
4.To delete a favorite:
From the list of favorites, right click the favorite to be deleted and left click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
Delete Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, And The History Of IE Cookies can track what Websites you visit and temporary Internet files take up space on your hard drive.
All of this information can be deleted fairly easily. To delete this information:
1. Cookies are messages given to a Web browser by a Web server. Some can track what Websites you browse. To delete the cookies, click on Tools in the menu bar and select Internet Options. Click the Delete Cookies button and click Yes to confirm the delete.
2. When you view a Webpage, all of the files are downloaded into the Temporary Internet Files folder.
To delete these files, Click the Delete Files button , place a check mark in box next to delete all offline content and click Ok.
3. To clear the history of what Web pages you have viewed, click the Clear History button. Click Yes to delete the History.
some important functions:
Downloading means To copy data (usually an entire file) from a main source to a peripheral device. The term is often used to describe the process of copying a file from an online service or bulletin board service (BBS) to one's own computer.
To download a file:
1. Browse the Internet and find the file to be downloaded. Right click on the file , left click on Save Target As ... Choose where to save the file and click Save.
Uploading is the opposite of downloading. When you upload, you send information from your computer, directly to another computer. Uploading is carried out through a process called FTP. You can upload files with an FTP program, or on certain websites.
Do you ever wonder what Websites can be trusted to receive your information?
Are you worried about someone acquiring your information while it is being transferred over the internet?
Internet Explorer displays an icon to let you know when you are dealing with a secure site. The lock icon located in the bottom right corner of the screen indicates a secure webpage.
All information traveling back and forth between you and the server, is encrypted, meaning it is sent as a secret code that people not intended to receive the information can not decode.
Never send information to an insecure site.
A computer virus is malicious coding intended to do harm to a computer. Your computer can become infected by a virus by downloading, receiving email attachments, or moving files between computers.
some useful search browsers
1. google search engine
2. internet explorer
3. yahoo search engine
4. google chrome
5. mozilla firefox