INTERNET BASICS

In Internet Basics, learn about the basic components of the World Wide Web and common tools that can make or break your Internet experience: search engines, Web browsers, RSS, spam and more.
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How to Add a Video to YouTube

The evolution of dance, a laughing baby, Filipino inmates performing Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video: This is what we watch on YouTube. How did it get there?

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  • 10 Tech Companies That Totally Imploded

    10 Tech Companies That Totally Imploded

    The dot-com bubble produced plenty of companies that spent and grew too quickly and couldn't sustain themselves, but some burned out in spectacular style. Here are 10 tech companies that lived fast and died young. See more »

  • 10 Useful Google Tools

    10 Useful Google Tools

    Google is the undisputed leader in searching the Web, but the company doesn't like resting on its laurels. What other products does the Internet behemoth offer? See more »

  • Can Google predict disease outbreaks?

    Can Google predict disease outbreaks?

    Want to know where and when the next big flu outbreak will take place? The answer might be as fast, and as close, as a Google search. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: The Internet

    Fact or Fiction: The Internet

    It's hard to believe that only about 20 years ago, the Internet was a strange, new world. And now it's difficult to imagine life without it. But how much do you really know about the Internet? See more »

  • How AOL Mail Works

    How AOL Mail Works

    AOL Mail is a free Web-based e-mail service available from America Online. Learn more about AOL Mail and related topics in this article. See more »

  • How Computer Addiction Works

    How Computer Addiction Works

    Obsessively checking e-mail. Playing online games for 12 hours or more at a time. Placing more value on chat-room friends than real ones. Just what is computer addiction, and why do some doctors disagree over whether it exists at all? See more »

  • How did the Internet start?

    How did the Internet start?

    The Internet is an integral part of our daily lives. How did we function before online shopping and bill pay? And what does the satellite Sputnik have to do with how the internet started? See more »

  • How do I add applications to the task bar in Windows 98?

    How do I add applications to the task bar in Windows 98?

    One of the funny things about the Graphical User Interface is that while the interface is graphical, the help files are textual. Learn how to overcome this dilemma. See more »

  • How do large Web sites handle the load of millions of visitors a day?

    How do large Web sites handle the load of millions of visitors a day?

    How do large Web sites handle the load of millions of visitors a day? Learn about Domain Name Servers and load balancing switches. See more »

  • How do you add music to an iPod?

    How do you add music to an iPod?

    If you just bought your first iPod, you might be confused about how to get your favorite tunes onto your new gadget. How's it done? See more »

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