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online  
在線,在網上
shopping mall 
步行購物街
virtual  
虛擬的
breaking news 早新聞
portfolio  
有價證券目錄
Net Event  
網絡動態
surf 沖浪
browse 瀏覽
whiz 能手,熟手
click with the mouse
擊鼠標
stroll up and down 上下滾動
pull-down menu
下拉菜單

bookmark  
書簽,對自己喜歡的地方作收藏記號
default  
缺省,默認
search engine
搜索引擎
link 鏈接

 

 

 

LEARN ABOUT THE INTERNET --- (1)
                         
Welcome to the web!     

The internet and the World Wide Web are great places to be right now. We use the term "place" because so many of the things you can do online are similar to the things you can do wherever people gather together--in homes, schools, libraries, shopping malls, or at family reunions or town meetings. The Net allows people to learn, shop, find crucial information, and to participate in communities, whether they're local, global, or simply virtual. In these chapters that we've written about the Net, the World Wide Web, and Yahoo!, we hope to convey just a little of the excitement we feel when make our way online ....

But Is It Useful?
    The Web is useful: You can find old friends online. You can research and book flight reservations. Check the weather. Check out your high school or college alma mater. Find breaking news. Research political issues. Follow your stock portfolio. Place a classified ad. And, of course, more and more vendors are setting up shop on the Web. Books, CDs, Computers, even Cars. You can learn how to do some of these activities in later sections of this tutorial.
    The Internet is also fun. You can write to old friends. Or check out their web pages. Enjoy web-based soap operas. Laugh at online parodies and jokes. Join in a live Net Event. Chat with other Internet surfers. Pick a fake stock portfolio. Check to see if your name appears anywhere on the Web. Do wacky random searches. Millions of users log on to the Net every day, and it's not just to do research. There's a lot of fun out there. That's one reason it's called web "surfing".

I'm Just Browsing
    Of course, the first step to using the Web for business or for fun is learning how to work a "web browser." If you're new to computers, it may take awhile before you are completely comfortable with your browser. Don't worry. You don't have to be a computer whiz. The basics of a web browser are very much like the basics of modern computers--learning how to point and click with the mouse (or trackball or trackpad or other pointing device), learning how to scroll up and down a page of text (use the mouse to move the marker along the shaded bar at the right of the page, or just hit the space bar on your keyboard), and learning how to use pull-down menus. Again, be patient. There's no time limit on web surfing. Give yourself a chance to explore the browser itself while you explore the Web.

Bookmark Your Territory
    One of the most useful features of web browsers is the "bookmark" (or "favorite place"). If you come to a web page that you find particularly interesting or useful (like Yahoo!), you'll probably want to come back to it again and again. The easiest way to do this is to have your browser "remember" the address. Different browsers have different ways of  creating bookmarks---some use pull-down menus and others have buttons right on the screen.
    Once a bookmark is created, you can then easily return to that web page by pulling down the bookmark menu and selecting the appropriate entry. Another good skill to learn is how to edit the text of a bookmark. The default text for a bookmark is contained in the web page you're book- marking, and it's not always the most useful title. By editing the bookmark text, you can make sure that your bookmarks are clear and effective. The point is: Take the time to learn how bookmarks work in your browser.

Ready, Steady, Go!
    So, after starting to learn how your browser works, where do you go? What do you do? There's no right answer to this one. The Internet doesn't have a front door. But there are lots of ways to get started. Make a book- mark to an Internet guide like Yahoo! or a search engine like Alta Vista or Lycos. Explore. Search for web sites about one of your hobbies. Fishing. Mountain bikes. Crosswords puzzles. Find web sites about your hometown. Follow links to other sites listed on the site you're visiting. Just go find web sites. Read them, bookmark them, print them out. Send the URL's (the web address) to friends. Ask friends and coworkers for recommendations. Now you're networking. Now you're surfing the Web. Congratulations!

LEARN ABOUT THE INTERNET-2: Finding It Online 
       
                   
                         
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