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Internel tools refer to the widely used software applications that help us find our way around the internet and communicate online. Three of these tools are: Search Engines, IRCs and Message Boards.

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Message Boards

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A message board, also known as a forum, is a place where people with similar interests can discuss topics with others of like interests. Message boards can be general or specialized, local or global, free or subscription-based, or private or public. The archive is a key component of message boards. 

 

Advantages:  

 

* Others can read it in the future since it is archived. 

 

* It has the ability to express and see differing views and opinions on a range of topics.

 

* It helps people to build relationships easily through active comments and posts.

 

Disadvantages:

 

- Posts may be sloppy,messy and off topic.

 

- Opens you up to recognize hackers, spammers and predators.

 

- Any random person could come unto the message board and spam the information causing it to be less attractive thus losing members and visitors.

 

 

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Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:41 AM

Internel tools refer to the widely used software applications that help us find our way around the internet and communicate online. Three of these tools are: Search Engines, IRCs and Message Boards.

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUzC6JycNVw

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpDz9b17KU

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Examples of Internet Tools

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

A popular chat service that enables users to connect to an IRC server using a software programme or web service and communicate with each other live through interactive internet text messages or synchronous conferencing. 

 

Advantages:

*More active involvement in group conversations.

 

*Immediacy of communication.

 

*Free and fast.

 

Disadvantages:

- Privacy and security concerns.

 

- Specific technical requirements

 

- There is no real face – to – face contact.

 

- Maybe the person you really like on the chat box has got a totally different personality in real life.

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Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:41 AM

Internel tools refer to the widely used software applications that help us find our way around the internet and communicate online. Three of these tools are: Search Engines, IRCs and Message Boards.

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:46 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=curbpVPrtBU

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bpDz9b17KU

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Search Engines

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Specialized websites that help you find what you are look for on the web by matching the keywords entered with relevant websites and displaying them in a line on the search engine results page. 

 

Advantages: 

*Allows you to limit your search to particular countries or domains

 

*Easy to use

 

*Helps one locate websites quickly

 

Disadvantages:  

- Search engines only index a portion of the web

 

- They do not locate information held on specialist data bases. Eg. Web of science

 

- Information found by search engines may not be free. 

Scoop It Group 1's insight:

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Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:41 AM

Internel tools refer to the widely used software applications that help us find our way around the internet and communicate online. Three of these tools are: Search Engines, IRCs and Message Boards.

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUzC6JycNVw

Scoop It Group 1's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:46 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=curbpVPrtBU