Internet Basics Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Why Is IPv6 Important to Internet Users?
Perhaps you've read the IPv4 is 'running out of addresses', and that something called 'IPv6' is going to solve the problem. Learn why, and how it will affect you.

What Exactly Is an Internet 'Mashup'?
You hear this

Tutorial: Anatomy of an Internet URL, Page 2
Tutorial: Anatomy of an Internet URL. An explanation for beginning users. Page 2.

Understanding Internet URL Addresses
Tutorial: Anatomy of an Internet URL, an explanation for beginning users.

Google Earth: a Magnificent Satellite View of the World
An introduction to one of the most impressive Google products today: searchable satellite photos of the planet.

Download Four Versions of Google Earth Here...
Download and install one of the most impressive Google products today: searchable satellite photos of the planet. Page 2.

Your Beginner's Guide to eBay
eBay is very useful. It's also very large and daunting. About.com recommends that beginners start with these key essentials when they join eBay...

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 4
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 5
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 3
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 2
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 6
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play .Bin, .Cue, .Dat, and .Rar Movie Files: Step 7
Here is the explanation of how to play downloaded movies in .dat, .bin, .cue, and .rar format.

How to Play Downloaded Movies - Files and Formats
If that movie download isn't opening for you, then this might help. Here's how you play movies that are in .bin, .cue, .daa, and .rar format.

Serious Online Research Is the Opposite of Gullibility
10 seconds with Google is NOT proper research. Nor is quoting wikipedia. True research involves special techniques and a critical thinking mindset, like this...

What Is 'I.M.' and Instant Messaging?, Part 2
IM and instant messaging are the modern evolution of computer chat. Learn how instant messaging works, and how to get it installed. Page 2.

What Is 'I.M.' and Instant Messaging?
IM and instant messaging are the evolution of computer chat. About.com explains instant messaging here...

Where to Download the Best IM Software
A quick explanation for new I.M. users. Page 3.

What Is RSS? - Internet for Beginners
RSS is 'really simple syndication', a technology for distributing news and blog content around the Web. About.com explains RSS here...

How Big Is the Internet?
How big is the Internet, exactly? While a precise number is not yet possible, the following statistics have been collected...

The Nefarious Scam of Email Hoaxing
Hoax emails, sometimes known as 'spoof' emails, are prankster and con man tools. About.com explains email hoaxing here...

Editor Picks: Favorite Web Sites
A collection of your editor's favorite web sites. Useful, artful, zany, and even a little bit shocking... here is a look into what a full-time web professional enjoys reading on the Net!

Who Are Online 'Haters'?
Online haters are a sad and inevitable part of freedom of speech. About.com takes a closer look at online hating, and how people respond...

The Stickiest, Clickiest, Most Addictive Websites 2016
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2016! Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Stickiest, Clickiest, Most Addictive Websites 2016
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2016! Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Stickiest, Clickiest, Most Addictive Websites 2016
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2016! Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

Why Outlook.com Is the Prince of Webmail (after Gmail)
Since 2004, Gmail has arguably been the King of Webmail. But Outlook.com has become a strong alternative for at least 15 reasons...

Outlook.com Review: The Downsides to the New Outlook.com Webmail
Since 2004, Gmail has arguably been the King of Webmail. But that throne is now being contested by the next evolution of Hotmail: Outlook.com. In a head-to-head evaluation, About.com has identified 15 features that make Outlook.com a standout new offering... Page 2.

What Exactly Is 'Codec', and Why Would I Ever Need It?


What Is Internet 'Streaming'? Is It Like Downloading?
What exactly is 'streaming', and how is it different from downloading? About.com explains how streaming works here...

How You Could Lose Out While Mining Cryptocoins
If you are interested in mining cryptocoins, do know that there are risks involved. About.com explains those risks and how you can reduce them...

Android Tablet Web Surfing Guide - Getting Started
Congratulations on your new Android tablet! About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to help you get started on your new Android device...

Overview: What an Android Tablet Is Made For
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more...

Android Tablet Web Surfing Guide - Navigation Basics
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more...

Talk to Your Android Tablet With Voice Recognition - Page 4
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more... Page 4.

Opening and Closing Windows on an Android Tablet
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more...

Killing Windows on an Android Tablet
Congratulations on your new Android tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? There is much ahead to learn, but the basics won't take very long. About.com has assembled a quick reference guide to getting started with your new Android tablet. Click here for more...

An Easy Reference Guide for New Users of Google Plus
Google Plus (Google+) is not quite like Facebook. About.com explains key features of Google Plus for new users...

Google+ Guide: How to Send a Private Message
Google Plus private messaging is different from Facebook's method. About.com explains how to send private messages in the new Google+ social network...

Google+ Quick Reference - How to Stream, Send Private Messages, and Share Photos
Millions of Facebook users are switching to Google+. This new social network is different from Facebook, and many terms and techniques will be strange at first. But after you learn some Google+ essentials, you're bound to like the service. Here is your Newbie Guide to Using Google+...

Google+ Quick Reference - How to Stream, Send Private Messages, and Share Photos
Millions of Facebook users are switching to Google+. This new social network is different from Facebook, and many terms and techniques will be strange at first. But after you learn some Google+ essentials, you're bound to like the service. Here is your Newbie Guide to Using Google+...

What Exactly Is an 'IP Address'? Can It Be Traced?
'IP addresses' are the license plates of the Internet. And yes, cops can trace your smartphone or computer location by its IP address...

Google Records Every Web Search that You Do
Surprise, surprise: Google stores every single web search you do. And they use it for all sorts of profit purposes... Page 5.

Google Logs Every YouTube Video and Every YouTube Search
Yes, Google logs every YouTube video you watch, and every YouTube search you perform.

Google Pushes Targeted Advertising Into Your Window, Based on What You Tell It
'Targeted advertising' is the supposed endgame for Google tracking its users online lives. This is how it works... Page 7.

How You Can Request Google to Stop Tracking You
It is possible to request Google to stop tracking you. Truth be told, this doesn't stop their tracking, it just reduces it. About.com explains more here... Page 8.

Google Analytics Discloses Your Demographic Details to Websites
Did you know: Google knows your gender, age, and shopping habits? And yes, they disclose this information to their partners. Page 4.

Your Google Voice Searches Are Stored Forever
If you use Google Voice to command your smartphone or tablet, then your commands are stored forever in Google's central databases... Page 6.

Your 'In-Market' Segment Is a Google Term Describing How They Should Advertise to You
In Google's eyes, every single person represents something called an 'in-market segment'. This is what that means... Page 2.

Google Records Your Physical Location, and Stores a History of Your Travels
Yes, Google knows pretty much everywhere you have taken your smartphone or laptop. Page 3.

PeerBlock Firewall: Keep Your P2P Private on Windows
PeerBlock is one way to keep your peer-to-peer activities private. About.com explains more here...

What Is "Port Forwarding"? How Do I Set My Own?
You hear about 'port forwarding' as a way to improve your download and game speeds, but what exactly is port forwarding? About.com explains...

The Best CGminer.conf Settings and Bat Files
Litecoin miner beginners: here are some CGminer.conf. and .bat files to help get you started! Geared towards R9 290 and 290X GPU's, try using these sample settings to maximize your hash rate and cgminer results!

What Is 'Rule 34'?
'Rule 34' is the pop culture truism that every non-sexual thing has somehow, somewhere, been turned into something sexual. About.com explains...

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

Internet Phishing and Email Scams - What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if that email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

What Phishing and Email Scams Look Like
Have you wondered if an email is legitimate? Is that login screen for real? Sadly, these are often scams and

How Bad Hacking Really Is: an Interview With an Expert
Jacques Erasmus is a 'white hat'

Is a 'Megabit' the Same as a 'Megabyte'?
A 'megabit per second' is only 1/8th the size of a 'megabyte per second'. About.com explains here...

"Whaling" and "Spear Phishing" Are Big Email Scams
And no, we're not talking about fish. Learn what

How Are Email, IM, Forums, and Chat Different?
Has no one explained the difference to you? Try this short but informative explanation: Email vs. Instant Messaging vs. Discussion Forums vs. Chat

How Are Mobile Web Pages Different from Regular Pages?
Mobile web pages are designed for handheld devices; they are quite different from pages made for desktop reading. About.com explains mobile pages here...

What Is 'ASP' (Application Service Provider)?


What Is 'UMADBRO'? Is It the Same as 'You Mad' and 'He Mad'?
'UMADBRO' is a popular taunt used in online and text message conversations. About.com explains UMADBRO here...

What Does 'Jumping the Shark' Mean?
'Jumping the shark' is a derogatory expression that is sometimes used on the Web. About.com explains the jumping shark expression here...

What Is 'IP Version 4' and 'IP Version 6'?
'IPv4' has run out of addresses, and 'IPv6' is solving the problem. About.com explains internet protocol versions 4 and 6 here...

What Is "Groupon" and How Does It Work?
Groupon is a popular deal-of-the-day service. About.com explains how Groupon works here...

Anonymous Surfing: How to Conceal Your Digital Identity
Google, the RIAA, and multiple government agencies will track your online habits. There are tools and techniques that can help you preserve your privacy...

Cyberlocker: What Is a Cyberlocker? Why Are They Considered Music Pirate Tools?
Cyberlockers are 3rd party file-sharing services. While they are completely legal and innocent themselves, they are a big threat to movie and music copyright because of their ability to share files invisibly. About.com explains cyberlockers more here...

TeamSpeak DJ: How to Stream Music in Teamspeak 3
It is possible to play music in Teamspeak 3, using a single computer with simultaneous copies of Mumble. About.com explains...

Exactly How Big Is the Internet?
Although it is impossible to be precisely sure, there are several benchmark indicators for estimating the approximate size of the Internet...

What Does FLBP Mean? (Pop Culture Expression)
FLBP is a pop culture expression used to describe chesty women. It is an expression made popular by TheChive website, About.com explains FLBP here...

What Is 'Rule 34'?
'Rule 34' is the pop culture truism that every non-sexual thing has somehow been turned into pornography on the Web. About.com explains Rule 34...

What Is 'Doy'? What Does It Mean?
'Doy' is a pop culture expression similar to 'duh!' It has surged and waned in popularity since the 1960's. About.com explains more here...

P2P Legalities and Ethics
P2P is the most controversial activity on the Internet today. Comprising 30% to 50% of the Internet's bandwidth use at any single time, a heated debate continues over the legalities and ethics of peer-to-peer file sharing. Here is a collection of articles explaining the confusing laws and ethics behind this debate.

Invisible Web: The Cloaked Internet


Lock Down Your PC: Secure Your Computer Against Hackers
The essentials of safeguarding your home computer against hackers, crackers, and viruses!

Multimedia Explained
Multimedia: understanding it, using it, enjoying it. Articles and tutorials for beginning and advanced users, brought you by your About Guide to the Internet for Beginners.

Internet Scams and Identity Theft
In the world of digital culture, predators do lurk in the shadows. These people will artfully take money from your bank account, your eBay account, your Paypal account, and they will steal your identity online. This is how we find these predators and defend against them...

Techno Glossary: Internet for Beginners
A technical glossary of Internet and computer terms.

The New Gamer's Handbook
This handbook is designed for introducing new users to the addictive world of Internet games and online fun! Focusing on free and easy-to-learn games, this handbook also coaches you in intermediate gaming, strategies, and techniques.

Web Portals 101: Beginner's Guide to Internet Destinations
Web Portals 101: A Beginner's Guide to Helpful Internet Destinations

Understanding Email: A Complete Guide for Beginners
Email 101: essentials for beginning users, power tips for intermediate users, and articles on advanced email use.

Microsoft Security Warnings: Windows IE, XP, 2000, NT, 98, 95, 2006
Here are the latest critical bulletins from Microsoft. Find your Windows and IE security holes, and patch them with downloads here.

Understand Your Browser: IE5, IE6, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera
Not only do you have to choose your web browser, but you also have to understand it. Firefox, IE6, Netscape, Opera...here are your tutorials and product reviews to get you surfing right, whichever browser you choose!

Cloud Computing: the Good and the Bad
2012-13 has seen two massive trends: the wholesale move towards mobile devices, and the philosophy of storing files and software 'in the cloud'. About.com summarizes the key aspects of cloud computing, and how it is really a return to the original days of mainframe computing.

Email Essentials For Beginning Users
Email 101: essentials for beginning users, and tips for intermediate users. Professional tutorials brought you the About consortium of Internet experts.

J - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
J - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

K - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
K - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

L - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
L - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

Internet Trolls and Trolling
The opposite of good netiquette is 'trolling'. This is where mean-spirited users purposely seek to cause disharmony, conflict, and bad feelings online. If you want to use the Internet, you must understand that trolls are a fact of life, and that there are proven ways to deal with them. About.com explains more here...

N - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
N - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

Chatting: Beginners Tutorials on How to Chat
Chat rooms, real-time conversations, and netiquette: here are tutorials and explanations for the beginning user. Highly recommended for both youth and parents.

eBay 101: Understanding eBay Buying and Selling
The latest tutorials for understanding how eBay buying and selling works.

Internet Forums and Mailing Lists
For New Users: Understanding Internet Discussion Forums and Mailing Lists. Resources for learning the basics of forums and UseNet, technical and cultural netiquette points, and how to get started well. Articles on helpful mailing lists and how to find your own lists by topic.

Instant Message and Video Conferencing
Are you new to Instant Messaging? Are you trying to figure out how to use your AIM, ICQ, or MSN Messenger? Are you a parent trying to understand what your children are doing online? Then this About web site is for you. Written from the basics up, here is your comprehensive tutorial on understanding Instant Messaging on the Internet.

M - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
M - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

O - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
O - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

Q - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
Q - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

R - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
R - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

S - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
S - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

T - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
T - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

U - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
U - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

C - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
C - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

E - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
E - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

F - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
F - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

Family and Kid-Friendly Internet
An ideal handbook for parents! Learn about family-friendly content, parental controls, censorship, and how to cultivate a positive kid-friendly Internet experience at home and school.

Finding People on the Internet?
Professional tutorials on locating people addresses and phone numbers on the World Wide Web. Excellent resource for both beginning and intermediate Internet users.

G - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
G - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

V - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
V - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

W - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
W - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

X, Y, Z - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms
X, Y, Z - Glossary of Internet Terms and Acronyms

What Is 'JMHO'? What Does JMHO Mean?
You see the expression

Email Rules for Professionals
You would think that professional and respectful email etiquette would be second nature to everyone. Alas, there are those who still haven't mastered the nuances of writing a classy email for business purposes. About.com explains more here...

What Does 'EPEEN' Mean?
You see the expression 'epeen' in online conversation. Epeen is a derogatory expression for someone's inflated ego. About.com explains more here...

The Best Music Streaming / Radio Stations of 2016
If you have highspeed internet, then definitely consider these reader favorite radio stations online.

The Best Music Streaming / Radio Stations of 2016
If you have highspeed internet, then definitely consider these reader favorite radio stations online.

Internet Explorer 11 - How to Open Links in New Windows or Tabs
Here is a tip that is guaranteed useful for everyone: how to view multiple web pages side-by-side on your single or double monitor. About.com explains this pro tip here...

What Is a 'Computer Virus'?
A computer 'virus' is a program designed to vandalize or disrupt computer systems. About.com explains more here...

What Is "Telnet" and What Does It Do?
You've heard the expression 'telnet' in conversation at the office. You've even seen it mentioned on the Web. But what exactly is telnet, and what does it do? About.com explains telnet here...

Why Is Cyberlocker Considered a Music Pirate Tool?
Cyberlockers are 3rd party file-sharing services. While they are completely legal and innocent themselves, they are a big threat to movie and music copyright because of their ability to share files invisibly. About.com explains cyberlockers more here...

Torrent File Sharing and Downloading for Beginners
Torrent downloading is the most popular form of internet use today (as measured by sheer volume of data). If you want to try torrent downloading, here are the essentials of getting started as a torrent P2P user...

What Is a 'CAPTCHA' Test? How Do CAPTCHAs Work?
All of us have to deal with CAPTCHA tests online at some time. This is when the web page tries to test that you are a person and not a computer, filling out the online form. CAPTCHAs use scrambled letter photos that require you to type the characters. About.com explains CATCHAs here...

ASCII Art Is Computer Text Art!
You've seen these bizarre images made of text characters. Some ASII art is absolutely stunning and complex. How do people make ASCII art?

Definition: "Cache" in Computers
Glossary of Internet Terminology, from the About Network:

What Is 'L2P'? What Does L2P Stand For?
You see this weird 'L2P' expression in online gaming. Players are posting

How to Fail at eBay
eBay users can commit the dumbest mistakes. These missteps result in overpaying, frustration, and negative buying experiences. These mistakes are easily avoidable, too. Here are the top mistakes of eBay users, and how to avoid them...

FAQ: What Is 'Cloud Computing'?
You will hear the expression, Internet Basics.

What Is a 'Domain Name'?
Web addressing can be so confusing. There are domain names vs. ip addresses vs. URL's, and no one has explained them to you. Don't fear, friends, About.com is here to help you understand this topic...

The Memes That Have Won Our Hearts
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...

The Memes That Have Won Our Hearts
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...

The Memes That Have Won Our Hearts
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...

The Memes That Have Won Our Hearts
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...

The Memes That Have Won Our Hearts
Here they are: the Greatest Internet Memes, distinguished by popularity over the last 15 years on the Web...

Websites That Will Make You Smarter
The Web is an amazing warehouse of useful knowledge! And if you know where to look, that knowledge is free! About.com suggests that the following websites will help make you a smarter person...

What Does the Expression 'O Rly' Mean?
You'll see 'O RLY' in online game chat, in discussion forums, and in vigorous Facebook comment conversations. But what exactly does O RLY mean? And why is there an owl photo that goes with this expression? About.com explains here...

The Best Keystroke Shortcuts for Internet Beginners
Computers are all about automating the repetitive. As an Internet beginner, you'll definitely want to try some of these keyboard shortcuts... these commands will make regular web browsing smoother and faster!

What Is 'Malware' and What Does It Do to My Computer?
You have likely heard the expressions 'spyware' and 'crapware', which describe nasty and unwanted software programs. In truth, spyware and crapware are members of a large growing family of undesirable programs called 'malware' which get onto our computers. About.com explains more about malware here...

The 2012 Malware War: How to Clean Out the Enemy
As cousins to viruses, spyware programs insidiously install themselves onto your computer. Different from viruses, though, spyware programs observe your computer habits and broadcast them to distant servers. Here is an explanation of how and why... Page 2.

Basic Web Browser Plug-Ins and Extensions
A plain web browser just doesn't cut it. In order to fully participate in web culture, you'll need plug-ins to view pdf files, run online animation, view movies at YouTube, play online games, and play music. About.com lists the Top 12 Plug-Ins for modern web users...

Modern Internet Plug-Ins: Where to Download
A plain web browser just doesn't cut it. In order to fully participate in web culture, you'll need plug-ins to view pdf files, run online animation, view movies at YouTube, play online games, and play music. About.com lists the Top 12 Plug-Ins for modern web users... Page 2.

'Is This Email a Hoax?': How to Confirm an Email's Authenticity, 2012
Don't get suckered by email hoaxes and chain letters! Use these professional resources to confirm if an email story is authentic, and save yourself the embarassment at the office. Page 2.

Have You Been 'Email Hoaxed' Lately?
Hoax emails are everywhere, and people actually enjoy forwarding these false stories. Don't get fooled by these hoaxes! About.com explains more here...

"Is This Email a Hoax?": Reporting Hoaxes and Email Scams
Have you received a hoax forward, or an email con attempting to learn your personal info? If so, then here is a list of resources you can report to, and take a stand against this falsehood and Internet crime! Page 3.

Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web
Here are some of the bizarre facts that describe the Internet and the World Wide Web. Grab yourself a mug of root beer and join us for some truly incredible trivia...

Accelerate Your Slow Dial-Up Modem!
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 times to ten times your modem speed while still using your rural modem connection. Page 3.

How to Speed Up Your Dial-Up Modem Connection!
Are you stuck with a slow dial-up internet connection? Learn how to accelerate your connection, because 56 kilobits per second is too slow!

Faster Dial-Up Modem Speeds!
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. Page 2.

Modem Acceleration: How to Speed Up Your Dial-Up!
Are you stuck with a dial-up Internet connection? Short of getting high-speed bandwidth, here is a compression-proxy solution that will accelerate your connection. Page 4.

What Is 'SGTM'? What Does SGTM Mean?
You see the expression 'NTIM' in online conversations. But what exactly does NTIM mean? About.com explains...

What Is an 'IP Address'? Is It the Same as 'Domain Name'?
You see this

'SaaS': What Is 'Software as a Service'?
You will hear the expression, 'SaaS', more and more. As the 21st Century marches on, there are going to be fundamental changes to how people use their computers, and SaaS/cloud computing is destined to be part of that. About.com explains more here...

Internet Gaming 101
Free 10-30 minute games on the internet. Perfect for beginners, and excellent for coffee break and lunch hour fun! Page 2.

The Top 3 Anti-Spyware Programs, 2010
Here they are: The Best Anti Spyware Tools of 2010! There are some old friends here, but a couple of new players have joined the fray and set a new standard in the War on Malware. Read more here... Page 2.

The Best Ant-Spyware/Anti-Malware Programs
Here they are: the Best Anti-Spyware Tools of 2010! Come see what readers have suggested are their most trusted defensive software packages.

The Best Widescreen Wallpaper Sites for Double and Triple Monitors
While there are hundreds of free wallpaper sites, only a few sites offer ultra-wide artwork for double monitors and triple monitors. Here are several widescreen wallpaper sites that About.com recommends: some splendid options for keeping your widescreen monitors beautiful!

What's the Difference Between DVD+R and DVD-R
There are small differences between DVD+R and DVD-R media, and how they handle defects and rewriting. About.com explains more here...

Visual Guide to the Top Torrent Sites of 2014
By volume of data, bittorrent file sharing is the most popular form of internet use today. Torrents have become the new backbone of P2P file sharing. At the center of this P2P frenzy: the Top 40 Torrent Search Engines of 2012.

Visual Guide to the Top Torrent Sites of 2014
By volume of data, bittorrent file sharing is the most popular form of internet use today. Torrents have become the new backbone of P2P file sharing. At the center of this P2P frenzy: the Top 40 Torrent Search Engines of 2012.

Visual Guide to the Top Torrent Sites of 2014
By volume of data, bittorrent file sharing is the most popular form of internet use today. Torrents have become the new backbone of P2P file sharing. At the center of this P2P frenzy: the Top 40 Torrent Search Engines of 2012.

The Best Alternatives to MegaUpload Online Storage
Since the US government shut down MegaUpload.com, the world of file sharing is looking for alternatives. If you want to share large files with friends and family, here are the best alternatives to MegaUpload...

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Play Music in Ventrilo Using a Single Computer
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

Configuring Your Computer to Play Music in Ventrilo
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

Configure Your Computer to Play Music in Ventrilo
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

How to to Play Music in Ventrilo: a Step-by-Step Guide
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7-8 / Vista / XP computer.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Play Music in Ventrilo (and Still Maintain Full Voice Function)
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

Step-by-Step: How to Stream Music in Ventrilo
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

Step-by-Step Guide: Create a Music Streaming Bot for Ventrilo
Gamers and Ventrilo Users: here is the visual step-by-step instructions on how to play music in ventrilo using a single Windows 7 / Vista / XP computer.

Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web, 2015
As of September 2014, the World Wide Web and Internet are even more bizarre than ever. Here is a collection of mesmerizing facts around the digital world in which we live.

How to Internet Research (i.e. How Not to Embarrass Yourself When You Quote Web Pages)
People really need to do a better job of researching their opinions before they present them as facts online. If you're going to make a high-impact claim about the world, 10 seconds with Google is NOT how you back up your claims! Nor is quoting wikipedia when you claim that vaccinations cause cancer or that 9/11 was a conspiracy. True web research involves research techniques, critical thinking, and above all: the patience to form an opinion slowly. Here is how enlightened people research online...

12 Excellent Sites to Get Double/Triple-Monitor Widescreen Wallpaper
While there are hundreds of free wallpaper sites, only a few offer ultra-wide artwork for double and triple monitors. Here are 12 of those sites...

Bitcoin and Its Competing Cryptocurrencies
After Bitcoin launched in 2009, dozens of other cryptocurrencies have spawned, building on the code and the success of Bitcoin currency. About.com lists these other cryptocurrencies/altcoins, and explains more about the pros and cons of each.

Why Is My Internet So Slow?
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 Is 'Derp'? Is It the Same as 'Durp'?
You've likely seen 'derp' or 'durp' on Facebook pages, Reddit links, and meme photos. This modern derogatory expression is a version of 'stupid', and is becoming common jargon across the Web...

Cryptocoin Mining 101: How to Get Started
Becoming a beginner Litecoin miner is obscure, yes. But over the course of one weekend, it is possible to become a new miner and start generating $8 to $10 USD per day in passive income. About.com explains more about how Litecoin miners make their first steps into this interesting money-making hobby...

What Highspeed Internet Choices Are Available in 2016?
What Broadband Internet Choices Are Available in 2016?

Why Most People's Passwords Are Dumb
Did you know: most people use absurdly simple passwords for their online accounts? Yes, indeed, and this was proven in a harsh way when the LulzSec hacker group broke into the Sony network. The hackers outed nearly 40,000 passwords for public viewing. Here is what was revealed...

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An index of categories in the

Windows Shortcut: Fast-Switch to Your Desktop
Have you ever wanted to switch to your Windows desktop quickly? Minimize all those windows at once so you can get to My Computer or the Recycle Bin? About.com explains how you can do that in one keystroke...

What Does 'TMI' Mean in Internet Chat?
You see this peculiar. Internet Basics.

What Is 'NIMBY'? What Does This Acronym Mean?
You see the expression 'NIMBY' in a discussion forum online, and you see that the topic is a heated debate. But what exactly does NIMBY stand for? About.com explains NIMBY here...

What Is 'YMMV'? What Does YMMV Mean?
You will see this acronym both in uppercase YMMV and lowercase ymmv form, both meaning the same thing.

Privacy Is the New Hygiene!
Everything starts with a password. Well, at least anything worth doing on the Web involves some kind of encryption and security. IT consultant Max Noble meets with About.com to tell us how navigating the Web involves taking responsibility for one's computer hygiene...

FAQ: What Does .COM Mean"?
The internet is filled with thousands of websites named with

What Is a "BFF" and What Does It Stand For?
Your instant messaging and email friends regularly use the strange abbreviation

What Is 'Ermahgerd'? What Does It Mean?
You've likely seen 'ermahgerd', or its abbreviated 'gerd' on Facebook pages, Reddit links, or lolcat photos. This modern derogatory expression has come about as both a meme and a verbal expression of 'stupdity'. About.com explains ermahgerd here...

What Is 'DS'? What Does DS Stand For?
People regularly use the strange abbreviation

What Is 'BBIAB'? What Does It Stand For?
BBIAB is an expression that often occurs amongst users who regularly chat online. About.com explains BBIAB here.

What Is 'AFAIK'? What Does AFAIK Mean?
You see the expression

What Is 'YOLO'? What Does '#YOLO' Mean?
You've likely seen 'YOLO' or '#YOLO' on Facebook pages, Reddit links, and meme photos. This modern expression is the new way to say 'carpe diem!' About.com explains more about YOLO here...

What Does AFK Mean? - Internet Abbreviations
You see the expression 'AFK' in online conversations. But what exactly does AFK mean? About.com explains...

What Is 'SFSG'? What Does SFSG Mean?
You see the expression 'SFSG' in online conversations. But what exactly does SFSG mean? About.com explains...

How to Download a YouTube Video or Song
Do you want to save a good YouTube movie or song? You will need to use special websites to save YouTube videos. About.com explains how here.

How Do I Play .Daa Files?
.daa files are a special form of CD-DVD

What Does the Expression IIRC Mean?
In your text messaging or your online conversations, you'll sometimes see 'IIRC'. Learn the definition and origin of the acronym, along with usage examples.

What Is 'ROFLMAO'? What Does ROFLMAO Mean?
You see the expression 'ROFLMAO' in online conversations. But what exactly does ROFLMAO mean? About.com explains...

What Is 'IMHO'? What Does IMHO Mean?
You see the expression

Mumble Music-Streaming with Virtual Audio Cable: an Explanation
It is possible to play music in Mumble, using a single computer with simultaneous copies of Mumble. Here is your detailed step-by-step explanation...

What Does NSFW Mean?
You will often see the capital letters 'NSFW' when people hyperlink videos and photos to your inbox. This is a warning expression that you should heed!

100 Emoticons and Smileys and their Meanings (List)
Emoticons are modern day hieroglyphs. These. Page 5.

How to Use Emoticons and Smileys
Emoticons are modern day hieroglyphs. These 'emotional icons' are used to add flavor to online messaging. About.com explains more emoticons here...

The Top 100 Emoticons and Smileys
Emoticons are emotional icons. About.com explains the top 100 emoticons that you're going to see online... Page 2.

The 100 Most Popular Emoticons and Smileys
Emoticons are modern day hieroglyphs. These. Page 3.

Emoticons List: The Top 100 Emoticons and Smileys
Emoticons are modern day hieroglyphs. These. Page 4.

What Does LOL Mean?
You see the expression 'LOL' in online conversations. But what exactly does LOL mean? About.com explains...

What Does OTOH Mean?
You see the expression 'OTOH' in online conversations. But what exactly does OTOH mean? About.com explains...

What Does DAR Stand For? - Definition
DAR is an acronym for 'Daily Afternoon Randomness'. About.com explains more about DAR here...

What Does "TLDR" Mean and When Is It Used?
'TLDR' is the opposite of 'RTFM'. TLDR is used to say 'short version', or 'I don't want to read all of this'. About.com explains more here...

How to Properly Cite Internet Research References
Students and researchers: make sure you take the 5 minutes to cite your resources carefully. This will help you argument credibility. About.com explains...

What Exactly Is Spamming 'Ratware'? How Does Ratware Work?
Ratware is spamming software. This is how cyber criminals stuff your mailbox with unsolicited messages. About.com explains ratware here...

What Is 'TTT' and 'Bump'? - Internet Q&A
You saw this odd expression in a discussion forum today: 'TTT'. This is the same expression as 'bump'. About.com explains more here...

What Does 'Props' Mean Online?
The expression 'props' means 'proper respect and recognition'. About.com explains more about the props expression here...

What Is 'MTFBWY'? What Does MTFBWY Mean?
You see the expression 'MTFBWY' in online conversations. But what exactly does MTFBWY mean? About.com explains...

What Is 'Facepalm'? Is It the Same as '/Facepalm'?
This peculiar expression appeared in your online chat today, but you're not sure what it means. What exactly is '/facepalm', and what does it mean?

What Is 'IBTL'? What Does IBTL Mean?
You will sometimes see the expression

Tip: Use CTRL-Enter to Type a URL Quickly
Power user trick: by using CTRL-Enter, you can type the beginning and end of a common URL address. About.com explains how CTRL-Enter works...

What Is 'TIL' and What Does TIL Stand for at Reddit?
'TIL' is an expression that has become very popular at Reddit.com and other social sites. TIL is used to say 'today, I learned'. About.com explains more...

What Is 'DW'? What Does DW Stand For?
'DW

"DD" Definition - Online Discussion Forum Abbreviations
People regularly use the strange abbreviation 'DD' in forum discussions online. But what exactly does DD mean? About.com explains...

What Does the Abbreviation DH Stand For?
'DH' is a shorthand expression meaning 'Dear Husband'. About.com explains more here...

W/E - Glossary of Chatroom Abbreviations
You'll see the 'W/E' expression in your text messaging and Facebook travels. It's a shorthand way of saying 'whatever'. About.com explains more here...

What Does 'O.P.' Stand For? What Does It Mean?
You've seen the expression 'OP' used in an online forum? What exactly does OP stand for? About.com explains this curious OP abbreviation here...

What Is a 'Cracker' in the Computer and Mobile Device World?
In techno terminology, 'cracker' is a descriptor for someone who breaks into software or hardware systems. About.com explains more here...

What Is 'QFT'? What Does QFT Mean?
The obscure expression 'QFT' is used by serious debaters in online discussions. It means 'quoted for truth'. About.com explains QFT here...

What Does "BRT" Stand for and When Is It Used?
BRT is an expression that often occurs amongst users who regularly chat online. About.com explains BRT here...

What Is a Megabit? Is It the Same as a Megabyte?
You will often hear the expression 'megabits-per-second' when talking internet connections. But what exactly is a 'megabit'? About.com explains here...

What Is a Computer 'Firewall'?


What Does the Online Expression "HMU" Mean?
The expression 'HMU' is another way of saying 'catch me later'. About.com explains more about HMU here...

What Is '1337' Leet?
What exactly does '1337 leet mean? About.com explains 1337 here...

What Is 'NTIM'? What Does NTIM Mean?
You see the expression 'NTIM' in online conversations. But what exactly does NTIM mean? About.com explains...

What Is 'Clownshoes' In Online Jargon?
You see and hear the expression

What Is 'ASL'? What Does the Expression ASL Mean?
You will sometimes see the expression 'A/S/L' in online conversations. It is an older expression for asking you to identify yourself. About.com explains...

What Does the Abbreviation 'NVM' Mean?
Text messaging and online conversations will often show 'NVM' as an acronym. It means 'never mind', and it's used as follows...

What Does TPTB Mean? - Internet Shorthand
You see the expression 'TPTB' in online conversations. But what exactly does TPTB mean? About.com explains...

Tutorial: Understanding Internet URL's, Page 2
URL's are 'uniform resource locators'. These are the addresses of the internet, and they're actually quite easy to understand. Page 2.

Introduction to Online Games: Fun 101
The funnest article you will ever read, this is dedicated to helping beginners enjoy the free and paid games available on the Internet!

Intermediate Internet Games
Challenging online games for beginners, lasting 30-60 minutes, and involving decision-making, strategizing, learning curve, and some reflexes. Page 3.

How to Play Music in Ventrilo (with a Single Computer): Step-by-Step Guide
It is possible to play music in Vent, using a single computer with simultaneous copies of Ventrilo. About.com explains how in this step-by-step tutorial...

Understanding Uniform Resource Locators
What exactly are 'URLs' , and how do they work? About.com explains uniform resource locators and web addressing here...

Internet Speed Problems: Why Is My Internet So Slow?
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?

What Are Hoax Emails?
'Spoofed' and hoaxed emails are the work of online con men seeking to deceive you. About.com explains more about spoofs here...

What Is 'RTFM'? What Does RTFM Mean?
The 'RTFM' expression is an angry way of saying that 'you're an idiot, and should research before you act'. About.com explains more on RTFM here...

DVD and DVD-R: A Beginners Explanation
There are small differences between DVD+R and DVD-R media, and how they handle defects and rewriting. About.com explains more here... Page 2.

DVD+R Versus DVD-R (The Functional Differences)
There are small differences between DVD+R and DVD-R media, and how they handle defects and rewriting. About.com explains more here... Page 3.

What Is 'Noob'/'Newb'? What Does Noob/Newb Mean?
You see the expression

The Chive Blog Sayings - 'KCCO' and 'Chive On'
KCCO is a relatively new expression reference on the Web. It has spawned from the cult following of readers at TheChive website. About.com explains more...

The Best Time Waster Websites of the Last Year
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Best Time Waster Websites of the Last Year
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Best Time Waster Websites of the Last Year
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Best Time Waster Websites of the Last Year
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2013
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2013
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2013
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

Coin Mining: What Is an 'Accepted Share'?
So, what are 'Accepted Shares' and 'Rejected Shares' in your cryptocoin cgminer software? About.com explains more on shares and how they keep score for coin miners...

Introduction to PayPal: How PayPal Works, 2013
A beginner's tutorial explaining PayPal.com, how it works, and why millions of people use PayPal to make online purchases.

Introduction to PayPal: How do I set up my new Paypal account?
A beginner's tutorial explaining PayPal.com, how it works, and why millions of people use PayPal to make online purchases.

Introduction to PayPal: How does Paypal withdraw my money?
Paypal uses two major techniques for moving money out of your credit card or bank account. Here is the explanation...

Introduction to PayPal: How do I send money with PayPal?
Sending money to someone is almost as easy as sending an email. Here is the explanation...

Introduction to PayPal: I won an auction! What now?
You've won something on eBay! Now, how do you pay for that using PayPal ? The answer is here...

Introduction to PayPal: How does PayPal make money?
A beginner's tutorial explaining Paypal.com, how it works, and why millions of people use Paypal to make online purchases.

Introduction to PayPal: What can I use PayPal for?
Paypal is great for eBay, and a whole lot more. Read more here...

Introduction to PayPal: How safe is PayPal?
An explanation of PayPal's safety and security measures for protecting your online purchasing and selling.

Introduction to PayPal: How do I get started with PayPal?
For people new to Paypal, here is your walkthrough to help you get started with confidence.

Introduction to PayPal: What Paypal account type should I get?
For people new to PayPal , here is explanation of the three major PayPal account types you can choose.

eBay: Do's and Don'ts for Beginning eBayers, 2015
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Don't #1: Don't Bid Without First Reading the Ad Carefully.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Do #2: Play by the Rules and Obey the Law
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Don't #2: Don't Engage in Bidding Wars.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Do #3: Be Courteous and Polite at All Times.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Don't #3: Don't Rush to Negative Feedback.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Do #4: Tell the World When You Are Happy.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

eBay Don't #4: Don't Bid Over Your Head.
Buying and selling on eBay is not difficult, but it does demand a savvy

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

Text Talk: the Top Text Message Abbreviations, 2015
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The English language has indeed been kicked in the stomach, and here are the culprits of 2011: the Top Acronyms of Text Messaging and Online Chat...

The 30 Best Torrent Sites of 2015 - a Visual Guide
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 2015...

The 30 Best Torrent Sites of 2015 - a Visual Guide
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 2015...

The 30 Best Torrent Sites of 2015 - a Visual Guide
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 2015...

The Best Hacker Movies of All Time
While none of these movies depict what hacking truly involves, each of these stories is memorable in some way as good escapist fiction. Here they are: The Best Hacker Movies of the last thirty years, as voted on by a panel of opinionated judges.

The Best Hacker Movies of All Time
While none of these movies depict what hacking truly involves, each of these stories is memorable in some way as good escapist fiction. Here they are: The Best Hacker Movies of the last thirty years, as voted on by a panel of opinionated judges.

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Texting Abbreviations, 2015
Mobile internet and 'bite-sized' messaging are the new normal. Since smartphones now travel with people more than their computers do, people now prefer to send texts instead of leaving voicemail or conventional email. Love it or hate it, texting is the new cultural norm. And part of this new norm is the new language of thumb-typed abbreviations. About.com explains the most common texting abbreviations of 2015...

Bizarre Facts About the World Wide Web, 2015
2015: the World Wide Web and Internet are even more bizarre than ever! Here is a collection of mesmerizing facts around the digital world that pervades our computer lives...

The Best VPN Service Providers, 2015
VPN virtual private networking is one of three primary techniques by which you can make yourself hacker-proof. VPNs, combined with two-factor authentication and anti-malware software, will dramatically reduce the chances that your identity and accounts will be hijacked. Here are VPN providers that are definitely worth considering for your personal protection...

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What Is 'TTYL'? What Does TTYL Mean?
You see the expression 'TTYL' in online conversations. But what exactly does TTYLmean? About.com explains...

The Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2014
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

The Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2014
Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites of 2013. Photo blogs, online confessions, animals being cute for the camera, sarcasm and cynicism, bizarre news... there is something for everyone on this list of mesmerizing websites. Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare...

What Does ROFL Mean? (Internet Acronym)
You see the expression 'ROFL ' in online conversations. But what exactly does ROFL mean? About.com explains...

The Top Internet Radio Stations of 2014
If you have highspeed internet, then definitely consider these reader favorite radio stations online. About.com lists the top Internet radio stations of 2013 here...

What Is 'WBU' and What Does It Mean?
You see the expression 'wbu' in online conversations. But what exactly does wbu mean? About.com explains...

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Texting Abbreviations, From OTOH to XOXOXOX
The worlds of text messaging, email, and online discussions have spawned hundreds of bizarre jargon words. The top acronyms. Page 6 of 7.

Keyboard Shortcuts that Will Make You Look Pro
If something is repetitive, then you want to automate it! Daily web surfing and email has many repetitive motions, so definitely consider some of these keyboard shortcuts... these commands will make regular web browsing smoother and faster!

Zip Files: How to Unzip Them With the Right Software.
Zip Files: How to Unzip Them With the Right Software. A beginner's explanation of Zip file archives, WinZip software, and how it all works.