Internet Tips

Need some help using all the sites and tools on the Internet? Check out basic how-to tips here.


We always hear about the YouTube clips with millions of views. But what about the ones on the other end of the dial?

Growing your online presence is tough when you don't know your audience — that's where analytics comes in handy. Here are 10 sites that will let you put your web traffic data to good use.

Ugh. Another pleasant ride on the World Wide Web ruined by Shockwave plugin errors. What causes these errors, and how can you stop them?

It always seems like the enjoyment of surfing the Web is intermittently ruined by Flash plugin crashes. Why does this happen, and how can you stop it?

If you use the Internet for any length of time, there's probably lots of information floating around out there about you. How do you find it, and can you delete it?

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.

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.

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?

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

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?

Protecting your personal information online is not easy, but tweaking your Facebook preferences can give you greater control over your social network visibility.

Trying to post repeat information to all your social networks can be a drag. If you have a message you want to broadcast widely, is there a way to do it easily?

Sometimes, your Facebook Friends list simply gets out of control. How do you determine who makes the cut? Don't stress. We'll help.

Want to optimize your Twitter feed by following the right people? We'll help you sort and prioritize your list.

It's fun to point out the faces of people you know in real albums, and you can do the same thing with Facebook phototagging. What are photo tags, and is there a faster way to identify your friends?

These days, all sorts of people -- from celebrities to average Joes -- post pictures on Twitter. How do they do it? Find out in How Twitpic Works.

iTunes is like most other complex tools. It works well right out of the box, but it can become a powerful, personalized media manager with a few simple modifications and adjustments. So, what can you do to get the most out of iTunes?

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

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

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

Anyone can open a Twitter account, but what does it take to command an audience in 140 characters or less?