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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 eBay Works

Where can a person get $28,000 for a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich that may or may not contain the image of the Virgin Mary? On eBay, of course. Find out all about the largest auction site in the world.


The Ultimate Podcast Quiz

 The Ultimate Podcast Quiz

How much do you know about podcasts? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are Web addresses in English?

 Why are Web addresses in English?

People around the world have access to the Internet, but not everyone speaks English. Learn why web addresses are in English at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Internet Folklore Works

 How Internet Folklore Works

Cryptic chain emails started the Internet folklore phenomenon, but now there are some deeper cuts. Learn all about internet folklore at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can Google predict disease outbreaks?

 Can Google predict disease outbreaks?

Can Google help figure out when and where diseases will strike? Learn the answer at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Deep Web Works

 How the Deep Web Works

Below the easily-searchable surface Web is more information than you can imagine. Find out what's going on in the deep Web. See more »

What is ‘big data’?

 What is ‘big data’?

Everything you do online adds to a data stream that's being picked through by server farms and analysts. Find out all about big data. See more »

10 Tech Companies That Totally Imploded

 10 Tech Companies That Totally Imploded

When the Internet first became a viable business venue, new tech ventures popped up every day. Read about 10 tech companies that crashed and burned. See more »

How much energy does the Internet use?

 How much energy does the Internet use?

The Internet uses energy every second. So how much energy does the Internet use? Find out if is possible to measure how much. See more »

 How to Use Google Earth to Show and Share GPS Routes and Tracks

Do you want to know how to use Google Earth to show and share GPS routes and tracks from your travels? Learn how to how to use Google Earth to show and share GPS routes and tracks in this article. See more »

 How to Put a Photo Album on a Web Page

How to put a photo album on a web page. Visit HowStuffWorks.com to learn more about how to put a photo album on a web page. See more »