Internet Technology

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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Cloud storage is quickly becoming the standard for our online data. What are the risks of moving your files to cloud servers?

By Stephanie Crawford

As we store more and more of our data on cloud servers, are we leaving ourselves unprotected? Learn how to minimize your risk and keep your information secure.

By Wesley Fenlon

Search engine spiders have different tasks. Learn about search engine spiders in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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If your fingers ache from trying to type text messages from your smartphone or cell phone, you'll be happy to know how easy it is to send them via your computer.

By Nathan Chandler

You want to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up Wi-Fi on your laptop in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

The Internet has gone from a little-known military and educational network to an important part of life for millions of people around the world. What kinds of changes will the Internet go through by the year 2050, and how will they affect us?

By Jonathan Strickland

If you're wondering what the big deal is about Facebook, you might be tempted to join. How do you become a member?

By Jane McGrath

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A lot of online writers make blogging look easy. What if you've got something you want to share with the online community?

By Jane McGrath

Since its 2006 launch, the social media site has become a common tool by which people and businesses connect and share information. For those yet to try it, fear not; use this guide to get started down the Twitter road.

By Chris Opfer

Facebook has over 750 million active users who, on average, share over 30 billion pieces of content per month. It's fun -- and useful -- because so many people and so much information are there. So, how can you get started using Facebook?

By Garth Sundem

Video calling still seems like the stuff of science fiction, but, thanks to technologies like Skype, it's becoming more practical in the real world. So, what's this Skype thing, and how do you use it?

By Shanna Freeman

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These days, even the most curmudgeonly soul has a Facebook page, but not every user knows the ins and outs of its features. Take uploading photos, for example. How savvy are you when it comes to sharing pictures with friends and family?

By Nathan Chandler

Pictures are the heart of Facebook, so knowing how to organize and edit them skillfully can only make your social media experience better, right? Get some handy tips on editing pictures on Facebook in this article.

By Nathan Chandler

Facebook fan pages are like anything else on the Internet: easy to do fast and dirty, and more complicated and time-consuming to do right. How can you make a great page to represent your brand, band or other personal mission?

By Jacob Clifton

With all the Internet spying going on out there, it seems like it would be easy to know who's viewing your Facebook profile. Lots of apps promise they can, but can they really?

By Nathan Chandler, Garth Sundem & Chris Opfer

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You've just snapped some masterful photographs with your cell phone and are raring to share them with friends and family on Facebook. Don't know how? This article will guide you.

By Nathan Chandler

Playing and sharing music in Facebook takes social networking beyond what words alone can express.

By Stephanie Crawford

Add style and personality to your Twitter page by customizing your background. Your visitors will thank you.

By John Kelly

Although Facebook and Twitter serve different social networking functions, the two sites overlap when it comes to sharing. How can you link the both accounts together?

By Jane McGrath

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It's easy to get addicted to a game, and that's certainly true of social games on Facebook. But are they safe to play? And how can you delete them when you're bored with them?

By Karen Kirkpatrick

Your friends can know exactly where you are and what you're doing when you use the Facebook Places feature. But how does it work and what should you watch out for?

By Kim Williamson

Facebook can be a fantastic marketing tool for your business. But what's the best way to set up and manage a Facebook Business page?

By Craig Haggit

Scheduling a party or event with e-mail or online invitations may be easy, but Facebook has way more features to enhance the process.

By Terri Briseno

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If you shop online, you've probably heard of Groupon -- that is, if you haven't used it already. It's been called the fastest-growing company in history, but how does it work?

By Dave Roos

Apple claims that when you browse the Web on your iPad, you hold the Internet in your hands. How can you optimize your online time with this popular tablet?

By Stephanie Crawford