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We look to the Internet for news, socializing, shopping, research and more. From HTML code to instant messaging, we'll break down what's really going on whenever you log on, send an e-mail, visit a popular Web site or post to a blog.

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That Dead Weblink May Be Revived With the Wayback Machine

Ever clicked on a web article with a broken link and wondered what was at that link? You can travel back in time and see that old webpage, thanks to the Wayback Machine.

How to Change the Language in Google Chrome

If you're looking at a news story or website in an unfamiliar language, there is an easy way to have Google Chrome translate it for you.

Why Do Social Media Platforms Practice Shadowbanning?

Its very existence has been debated for years, so what is shadowbanning, and how can you avoid it?

How Google Works

Since Google launched as a privately held company on Sept. 4, 1998, it's evolved from a two-man enterprise into a multibillion-dollar corporation. How did a Ph.D. project become one of the most influential companies in the world?

How to See and Delete Your Google History

Some browsers make it easier than others to delete your search history. We've got step-by-step instructions for removing your Google search history from your laptop and mobile devices for all major browsers.

The World Wide Web Turns 30!

And boy it's come a long way since 1989.

The Truth About Cloud Storage and Its Future

It's a lot more complicated than you might think. And it's not going anywhere.

'Doodles' Make Googling an Art Form

How in the world did a search engine company like Google become synonymous with a fun form of art? It all started with Burning Man.

Where Are the Women of Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is one of the most popular sources of knowledge on the internet. But more than 80 percent of its contributors are men. And that shapes the content, often in negative ways.

Here's How You Back Up Your Gmail

Gmail is one of the most popular email suites out there today. But if you're not backing up your data, you could be in for a huge loss if the site goes haywire.

This Podcast Needs Your Help to Answer Life's Most Challenging Questions

When was the last time you felt different? What childhood memory shaped your world? If you like discussing questions like this, you'll love being able to be part of The Question Booth podcast.

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What a Tangled Web They Weave

Whether you love or hate Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed major flaws in the online platform. So where do we go from here?

Online Dating Is Increasing Interracial Marriage

Online dating apps are aiding social integration because people are interacting with others to whom they previously had no access.

How to Win the Privacy War With Facebook

Having a tough time breaking up with Facebook? Then at least be sure your private information is secure and protected.

Twitter Cracks Down on Bot Abuse

Twitter bots seem to be with us to stay, but how do they work? And are they all bad?

Nextdoor and More: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Neighborhood Social Networks

The popularity of neighborhood social networks keeps exploding. But building community comes with some unintended consequences.

How Emojis Work

Those little pics that people use to represent their feelings or avoid misunderstandings have been around since the 1990s but have been picking up steam in the 21st century. Why's that?

Could an Attack on Undersea Cables Take Down the Internet?

The undersea cables that transmit the internet across the world are largely unprotected from terrorist or military attack.

Net Neutrality Is Gone. How Could That Affect You?

The idea behind net neutrality is for people to be able to access the same websites and services equally. Does that no longer hold true for U.S. residents?

10 Reasons Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

To paraphrase John Oliver, "net" and "neutrality" are two spectacularly boring words. But here's the annoying truth: You should care about net neutrality. Learn why.

The Battle Looms Over Net Neutrality

The very future of the internet will be decided by a five-person panel from the Federal Communications Commission.

Constellations of Internet Satellites Will Beam Broadband Everywhere

And those satellites could provide you with crazy fast internet service.

Should You Have to Prove You've Read an Article Before Commenting?

More than half of people who post comments on news articles haven't read the articles. Is the point of online article to inform, or to provide a forum for discussion?

Why Most of Us May Never Get Verified on Twitter

Trying to get verified on Twitter? It's way more random than you think.