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Internet Links...

This darn Internet thing can be really confusing; these sites will help you find what you're looking for!

Finding Neat Stuff
NewHoo A human-powered, volunteer-staffed search engine, designed to seperate the wheat from the chaff and get you to the information you want most quickly and painlessly.
Yahoo My favorite search service on the WWW. If you can't find it here, you probably won't find it.
Alta Vista A new Internet search tool from Digital, with a database of over 16,000,000 web pages and 13,000 Usenet newsgroups. This, kids, is the big-league in search tools! (I was shocked to find this page in a search of "lof communications"!)
Lycos Another search engine for Web pages.
WebCrawler A search service owned by America Online, Inc. (Sounds to me like a good reason to avoid it...)
Four11 The Internet EMAIL-Address "White Pages." Looking for friends from high school? You might find them here! Full usage requires registration, which adds your information to the directory.
All4one Search Machine This lets you input your search criteria just once, sends it out simultaneously to four popular search engines -- Yahoo, Lycos, Alta Vista and WebCrawler -- and then displays the results in four Netscape 2.0 frames.
MetaCrawler Taking a different -- and in some ways more useful -- approach to searching multiple engines simultaneously is MetaCrawler, which taps the resources of eight different search sites at one time. The big advantage to MetaCrawler is that it displays the results in a single, integrated list and lets you use sophisticated searching syntax, including Boolean expressions, to conduct your search.
Internet Instruction and Information
Roadmap Roadmap is a free, twenty-seven lesson Internet training workshop. Over 80,000 people from 77 countries participated in the e-mail version of the Roadmap workshop in the late fall of 1994 and early spring of 1995, and an additional 500,000 people have participated in the workshop through the workshop's on-line archives around the world, making the Roadmap workshop the most popular on-line Internet training workshop in history.
The Electronic Freedom Foundation A non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to online resources and information.
Fight Spam on the Internet! You have probably seen an increase in the amount of "junk mail" which shows up in your email box, or on your favorite newsgroup. The activities of a small number of people are becoming a bigger problem for the Internet. We have been actively engaged in fighting spam for years. Recent events, including pending court battles, prompt us to present this page to the public. Fight spam to keep the Internet useful for everyone.
U.S. Department of Energy Computer Incident Advisory Capability's Internet Hoxes Page Before you pass on that official-looking virus warning some friend emailed you, check out the CIAC pages. The odds are real good you'll find it listed here, along with many others. Don't be taken in and perpetuate the nonsense.
Internet and Computer News "News on and about the Internet"
TechWeb CMP's news site; includes a buisness-daily email list with links to news stories.
NEWS.COM CNET's Internet News Pages
NewsBytes Primarily a subscription service, this site has daily public news as well.
InfoWorld Electronic Page One The electronic version of the InfoWorld print magazine.
Helper Apps for your Browser
Real Networks RealAudio is the most common of the real-time audio formats on the Net. The RealPlayer player is available for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX machines. (It's a shame that the audio playing has suffered by their emphasis on video; the RealAudio Player 3.0 is much betterat playing sound files in the background than the RealPlayer 5.0.)
Macromedia Shockwave Another nifty plug-in; we occasionally Shock special areas on The Nostalgia Pages to brighten things up. (Warning: The Macromedia Shockwave site is rather bandwidth- intensive...they are showing off all the things that ShockWave can do, making it
Mailing Lists
The Internet Tourbus TOURBUS is a moderated list brought to you by the team of Patrick Crispen, creator of the popular ROADMAP series and "Doctor Bob" Rankin, columnist for Boardwatch Magazine and author of "Accessing The Internet By E-Mail." If you only subscribe to one mailing list, make it this one.
Search the List of Lists This form allows you to search a directory of special interest group mailing lists available on the Internet. This directory is a descendant of the original "list of lists" which was started by Rich Zellich back when there was only an Arpanet, and you could count the number of computers connected to the network on your fingers.
Security and Privacy
AntiOnline From the mission statement: "Our goal is to make the general public aware of the need for computer security, and the need to have individuals who make sure that 'secure' really means, 'secure'."
Anonymity and privacy on the Internet Although this page isn't being actively updated, it still brings some of the best information for helping you keep your data secure.
Remind U-mail A free calendar on the web, with the added bonus of sending you email when you specify to remind you of the events you enter! Now you can have your calendar available to you whenever you want, whereever you are!
Historic Events & Birth-Dates A service of Scopes Systems, this page (updated daily) will tell you what happened on this date in history; who was born, who died, and what happened to make the world what it is today! (Also has a link to an "anyday" page, where you can look up any day of the year!)
Completely Useless URLs
Surf the Web Backwards... This is just totally weird; try placing any URL after the "?" (that asks the b2.cgi to load the URL you want...)
Other Folks Home Pages
Russ & Lazette Gifford Home Page Some long-time friends I only met a few years ago. (It's a long story...) Some of the few people in America with a larger video tape collection than mine.
Tim Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing. He wrote the first Web clients and server and defined the URL, HTTP and HTML specifications on which the web depends while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in late 1990.

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