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INTERNET RESOURCES

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THE INTERNET?
Groups contributing to the architecture and use of the Internet
Courtesy of Computerworld




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  1. 24 Hours in Cyberspace
  2. The 25 Most Popular Top 10 Lists
  3. AJR NewsLink
  4. AClass Communications - "We are a leading provider of Internet Marketing and Promotion"
  5. Argus Clearinghouse - the premier Internet Research Library
  6. Ask an Expert - Over 200 web sites and email addresses where you can find experts to enhance your curricula and answer your questions.
  7. AT&T WorldNet - Internet for Everyone
  8. BetterWhois.com - enables users to do a 'universal search' for a name, retrieving data from whichever registrar registered that name
  9. BrowserWatch - Update your browser
  10. BotSport - the spot for all bots on the Net
  11. C|Net
  12. Chat House
  13. Checkdomain.com - check to see if a domain name is available for almost every country in the world.
  14. Computer Events Directory, The - comprehensive guide to technology conferences, trade shows and seminars.
  15. Cookie Central - A site explaining the theory and practice behind Internet cookies, which are small programs some sites send to visiting computers to track usage. Find out how cookies are used, how they relate to privacy on the Web, and, if you want to, how to get rid of them.
  16. CyberWire Dispatch


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  1. Daily News, The (Zippo Dot Com)
  2. Diaries on the Internet
  3. eGroups - service allows you to set up mailing lists with no strings other than the inevitable ads. It also provides a searchable and browsable archive of more than 80,000 mailing lists, including the most recent year's archive of many lists from other sites. Refdesk uses this service here.
  4. EmailChange.com
  5. MIT Media Lab
  6. Forum One - guide to online discussion forums on the World Wide Web. Forum One catalogues over 37,000 separate discussion forum topics ('threads')
  7. Four11


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  1. Glossary of Internet Terms
  2. Google Usenet Groups
  3. GroupWeb Directories
  4. HotSheet - quick loading, single page, directory of only the best web sites.
  5. How To Eliminate The Ten Most Critical Internet Security Threats: The Experts' Consensus - this important document lists the top ten security exploits used by hackers to gain access to online sites. Of particular interest to systems administrators, the site not only describes each of the problems, but also provides step-by-step instructions and pointers for correcting the flaws.
  6. Info Service, The
  7. InfoSpace
  8. Internet Address Finder
  9. Internet Hoaxes - U.S. Department of Energy Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC)
  10. internet.com
  11. Internet Service Providers - The List
  12. Internet Statistics - Growth and Usage of the Web and the Internet
  13. InternetUser - PC Magazine
  14. Intranets.com - "Intranets.com is the world's first FREE intranet. Businesses and groups of all sizes are successfully using intranets to communicate and collaborate with others. You can too."


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  1. Law and Politics Internet Guide
  2. Learn the Net
  3. LookSmart


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  1. Net Lingo
  2. Netiquette - site covers both common courtesy online and the informal "rules of the road" of cyberspace. This page provides links to both summary and detail information about Netiquette.
  3. NetRatings - a site for a "Web audience measurement firm," a Nielsen rating service of sorts for the Web, geared to marketing professionals or other subscribers who want to identify their audience.
  4. Never Forget - never forget another important date!
  5. News Index - News Only Search Engine. Search current articles from hundreds of sources from around the world.
  6. Newbie.NET
  7. NewsCentral - "The Largest Newspaper Index on the Web"
  8. The New York Times: CyberTimes
  9. Personal Pages at Universities


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  1. Ready Reference Collection - the Internet Public Library
  2. SafeSurf Home Page
  3. SimbaNet
  4. SiteSys - Advertising, web developer, publishing, marketing
  5. Smiley Site - Hundreds of examples of Internet Smileys.


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  1. TruthOrFiction.com - Check out rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests and calls to action to see if they are Truth Or Fiction.
  2. Virtual Gumshoe - Investigative resources available on the Web.


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  1. whatis.com
  2. Webguardian
  3. Webliography: A Guide to Internet Resources
  4. webreference.com
  5. Web Statistics - Courtesy of webreference.com
  6. Welcome to the Web Essential Links
  7. 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.
  8. Windweaver - search resources, guides, reviews etc.
  9. World Wide Web Home - where it all started...
  10. World Wide Web FAQ
  11. World Wide Web for Dummies
  12. Worst of the Web
  13. Writing Web Documents - My Virtual Reference Desk
  14. The Yahoo! Buzz Index Weekly - Check out the top 20 search subjects on Yahoo!, complete with a sardonic round-up of all the newsmakers that are moving and shaking web traffic this week.
  15. Yahoo! Classifieds
  16. Yahoo! Get Local - pointers to local resources, weather reports, up-to-the-minute sports scores for area teams, yellow and white pages, city maps, and more.
  17. ZD Net

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