Internet Resources

  1. A Guide to Internet Lingo and Emoticons – With just a few keystrokes, you can quickly convey laughter, disbelief, and other complex emotions on the Net. Here’s the lingo you need to know.
  2. Bandwidth Speed Test
  3. – enables users to do a ‘universal search’ for a name, retrieving data from whichever registrar registered that name.
  4. BrowserWatch – “Browser Watch aims to keep you updated with the latest in web browser technology news. Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera are all covered.”
  5. BotSport – the spot for all bots on the Net
  6. C|Net
  7. CallWave: Internet Answering Machine – Hear who’s calling while you’re online for free. Avoid the cost of an extra phone line. Instead of getting a busy signal, your callers can leave a message you hear over your computer speakers.
  8. – check to see if a domain name is available for almost every country in the world.
  9. – “An extensive database of internet cafes and internet access points. You can browse for cybercafes by name of the city or country.”
  10. DSL Reports – DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line, a technology for providing fast internet access. provides information on DSL availability, and general residential and small business BroadBand information.
  11. Electronic Privacy Information Center – This site works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the public voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.
  12. Free Email Address Directory
  13. Google Usenet Groups
  14. Google Zeitgeist – Search patterns, trends, and surprises according to Google. For both breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search on Google at With a bit of analysis, this flurry of searches often exposes interesting trends, patterns, and surprises.
  15. HotSheet – “Quick loading, single page, directory of only the best web sites.”
  16. Internet Archive – The Internet Archive, a comprehensive library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Includes the “Wayback Machine”, a free service allowing people to access and use archived versions of past web pages.
  18. Internet Service Providers – The List
  19. Learn the Net
  20. Net Lingo
  21. NewsCentral – “The Largest Newspaper Index on the Web”
  22. NewsLinx
  23. Newspapers of the World: Newslink
  24. The New York Times: CyberTimes
  25. Opt Out of Ad Programs – This site informs you about Internet ad programs and allows you ‘opt out’ of major Net ad programs with a few simple mouse clicks.
  26. PC PitStop – Run a free diagnostic test that examines your Internet connection, hard disk, memory, and security settings.
  27. Ready Reference Collection – the Internet Public Library.
  28. Spam Fighting Toolkit – Fighting the never ending tide of spam mail can turn into a very frustrating experience if you don’t know the real tricks of the trade. This site provides and overview of resources that will aid you in effectively combatting unsolicited E-mail, showing you the possibilities (and, alas, the limits!) of your endeavor.
  29. Urban Legends & Myths – extensive collection that is searchable by subject.
  31. Web Statistics – Courtesy of
  32. Who Is – InterNIC – The InterNIC’s Whois service provides a way of finding e-mail addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers of those who have registered “objects” with the InterNIC. Using Whois, you can also determine whether the domain name you desire is already in use; you can learn who administers a particular site; and you can view a list of a site’s name servers.
  33. WhoWhere? – People and Organization Search Service
  34. Yahoo! Buzz Index – Ever wonder about what users use and search on while surfing? With this new site, you can track the top subjects of daily searches at Yahoo! in five categories: television, sports, music, movies, and overall.
  35. ZD Net



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