Friday, 29 April 2011

Social Networks

What is a Social Network and should I be part of one?

Social Networks are web-based platforms that enable members to create a public or semi-public profile to form connections, maintain relationships and share their information with others.

How do I join?
All you need to join most networks is an email address, a username and a password.

Facebook now has email!
Google has ...

Learn more about Social Networks on 'Learn the Net' a really good help guide to the Web.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Welcome to the Internet!

Welcome to susi b's self-help guide to the world wide web on the Internet. What is the Internet? The Internet consists of a huge collection of  interconnected computers that form a network that enables us to communicate with one another, regardless of where we are in the world.
The Internet in plain English:

If you are new to the Internet then you are in the right place, because here you will find a step-by-step guide with links on how to enter the world of the Internet and how to use it safely. You will be introduced to the phenomena of social networking, learn how to set up an email address - which you can use on the Internet, how to upload and send photos, how to save bookmarks, write a journal and if you want to 'surf the web' or be present and active on the web you can find out all you need to know right here! There are links on the side under 'Pages' where you can search for answers of common queries from 'how to search in Google' to 'learning how to set up your very own blog' or 'wiki page'. And for anything you can't find, you can ask a question via email or just submit a comment below and I will endeavour to find the answer for you.

What is the WWW (World Wide Web) and what does it do? Watch this short video to find out:

Now, get ready to have some fun, read a little and learn a lot! Enjoy your journey, take it at your own pace, explore the links and if you have any questions or feedback as to what you would like to learn more about, you can send your queries to or leave a comment in the space provided and check back soon to see the answer.

Click on the word 'comments' below to open the message box to leave a comment or question
or if you are unsure how to leave a comment Click here: to see How to Leave a Comment.
To open these instructions in a new window - 'right-click' (that means just click the right button on your mouse as you hover the mouse over the hyperlink) and choose 'Open in New Window', you will then be able to leave a comment here while following the instructions.

Good luck, and 
I look forward to helping you.