No, internet tools are NOT a set of tools used to fix the internet. A formal definition for internet tools are: the widely used software applications that help us find our way around the internet and communicate online. But we're not into being completely stiff right now. It's our job to help YOU understand what three types of internet tools are, and we don't aim to accomplish that by boring you to tears... so let's go!
Blogs and message boards have taken the place of many newsgroups, although newsgroups still are popular. But would you use them, after seeing the pros and cons?
~ Newsgroups have a better structure than mailing lists, so they'll probably survive longer
~ it's pretty easy to find a newsgroup, and they could have a moderator, who'll make sure the gaming newsgroup doesn't turn into a call of duty-black ops-assassin's creed warzone. Yikes.
~ most newsgroups have a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section, which is helpful for those people who keep forgetting which box they're supposed to type in, or "where did my message go??"
~ if your "HOW TO TURN OFF CAPS LOCK??" question isn't located on the FAQ page, you could always submit a question and get your answer.
Now for the cons:
~ a newsgroup can seem snail-like in comparison to emails, or even a mailing list. There's often a delay of at least 1 day before a response is given, so if you're trying to figure out which colour shirt to wear on your first date so you don't seem overbearing, this isn't the internet tool for you.
~ newsgroups can be like Wikipedia - anyone who can type can give information, and it might not necessarily be true, so make sure to do a background check on any info you find.
~ now for the major one - stalkers. Newsgroups can attract random people who are just waiting to prey on the innocents and especially children (shiver). Don't give your information out to strangers on newsgroups. Please.
~ Saves a pretty penny by not having to call long-distance just to talk to your boyfriend.
~ an easy way to share ideas and information with other people, known or unknown.
~It’s like going to a pub and meeting people, but then from all over the world, which is WAY cooler. ~ You can meet people in real live, you met before on a chatbox. Maybe it will turn out in a wild love affair ;)
~ An Irc-client can be downloaded for free. Free is always preferred. ~ you get real time response., so this is the tool for asking which colour shirt to wear on your first date. ~ There are a lot of channels and topics to choose from, ranging from news to candy to your favourite TV shows.
And the ugly side:
~ It's texts based. And although you can hug in chat-language, it doesn’t feel the same. ~ It takes a lot of time. Or as they say, time flies, when you are chatting. Or sleeping. ~ People can get addicted to it , and so the telephone bill can get expensive, if you're using dial-up. ~ It could be considered anti-social. There’s no real face-to-face contact. Which works out fine for the recluses. ~ It isn’t easy to regulate , so people and privileges can be abused. ~ Maybe the other person you really like on the chatbox , has got a totally different personality (or even identity) in real life, like being a garbage-diver for fun >_>. ~ Most people use it for fun , so really qualitative information can't be gathered from the chatbox.
Newsgroups are Internet discussion forums or online communities, where groups of people that like the same stuff get together and talk about everything from software to comic books to politics. So basically, it's nerd central for those gaming addicts. Newsgroups aren't like email messages that can only be seen by the sender and receipients - nope, anyone can see how wasted you got at Mapau last Friday, and how you threw up on your best friend later, once they view the group you posted in. To make it even better, newsgroups have an international scope, with people from every corner of the Earth that has Internet. A newsgroup is basically like a bulletin board (refer to above picture), but where people post messages about whatever topic the group is about.
"Okay, this seems easy to do, I'm gonna get on this right now!" Wheel and come again - before you can view messages in a newsgroup, you're gonna need a newsreader program, like Windows Mail. You'll use the newsreader to download messages from a news server.
These servers can contain thousands of groups covering a wide variety of topics - enough to make you dizzy.
An example of a newsgroup would be: rec.arts.tv.soaps.cbs — a discussion about soap operas broadcast by the CBS television network.
A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system. Search engines are usually online-based, and they shorten the time needed to find information, by providing an interface to a group of items that allows a person to enter a search query about what they need, and the engine finds what they're looking for. Search engines: saving the necks of students and teachers alike since 1990... or was it 1993?
Types of search engines:
- Crawler based : e.g. Google, Alltheweb and Teoma. These are those search engines that use the automated software agents, usually called crawlers, which visit a particular website. then they read the information on the site and follows a search query given by the user.
- Human-powered Directory : such as Looksmart, Open Dictionary, Yahoo( with an aid by crawler based Google), is a search engine that uses human interaction to filter the search results and help users in narrowing down their search request.
- Meta search engines: Such as Mamma, Metacrawler, and Dogpile. These transmit keywords supplied by the user simultaneously to several individual search engines that actually carry out the search. Searching in one place definitely saves time.
I'm pretty sure we all know some examples of search engines, but if you've been living under a rock: Google, Yahoo! and Bing are all examples of popular search engines.
Internet Relay Chat, popularly known as chat, is a medium of communication that allows conversation in real time via a live internet, but is normally used to chat online and used as a medium to transmit files. Internet Relay Chat is made up of a multi user chat program, it has limited file sharing capabilities, and users interact via channels and servers connect to each other to create networks.
Internet Relay Chat works with IRC client software and support networking. It uses TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) for connecting to other IRC. The awesome thing is that in most IRC, you don't have to log in to talk, you can direct chat in its form without any login.
The base of communication in an established IRC session is a channel. It is made for group communication in discussion and IRC channels are used in it.
An example of a IRC channel is: #new2irc - where new users are welcome to join and chat
Internet tools are said to be software applications that help us find our way around the Internet. Three examples of internet tools are Newsgroups, Search engines and Internet Relay Chats.
Newsgroups are simply internet discussion forums where people with the same ideas get together and share thier views.
In addition, a search engine is an internet retrieval system used to help a user find information stored on a computer elsewhere.
Finally, an IRC (Chat) is basically a live online newsgroup, but it has more features and is in real time , in comparison to a newsgroup. Chat is also used as a medium to tranfer files from one user to the other.
I hope you have a clear understanding of Internet Tools!
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