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Presentation from COmputers for Seniors class at the Quinte West Public Library.

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  • 1. Good Morning Everyone! Internet Essentials Course Presented by Quinte West Public Library and Peter Ferguson
  • 2. What is the Internet?
    • It is a "network of networks“
    • consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks,
    • worldwide, publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks that transmit data using the standard Internet Protocol (IP).
  • 3. History
    • ARPANET started in 1972
    • TCP/IP occurred in July 1977
    • links were all converted to TCP/IP in 1982
    • late 1980s, first Internet service providers (ISP)
    • World Wide Web in 1990
    • Excerpts from wikipedia.org
  • 4. What is the World Wide Web
    • Internet is a physical collection of computer networks
    • The World Wide Web
      • accessible via the Internet
      • a collection of interconnected documents
  • 5. Browsers
    • A web browser is a software application enabling a user to display text, images, and other information typically located on a web page at a website on the World Wide Web
      • Netscape Navigator
      • Internet Explorer
      • Opera
      • Apple Safari
      • Mozilla Firefox
  • 6. Finding Information
    • Directory specializes in categorizing links to other web sites
      • Yahoo , LookSmart, Gimpsy, Geniusfind Answers.com, Open Directory Project
    • Search Engine is a document retrieval system designed to help find information
      • Google , Ask.com, HotBot, MSN Search, Snap, Dogpile, Info.com, Mamma
  • 7. Searching the Internet
  • 8. Google Search Engine
    • Number one Search Engine
  • 9. Google Web Features
  • 10. Google Features
    • Google - Similar Pages
    • Boolean Operators ( AND, OR, +, -)
    • allintitle: search item
    • allinurl: search URL
    • info:site address
      • to find out about site
    • link:site addresses
      • to find sites linked to initial site
  • 11. Numerical Searches
    • use it as a calculator
    • 1965..1975 for events
    • $150..$300 for products
    • 225..455 for street number addresses
  • 12. Text Searches
    • define: meaning of word following (no space)
    • translate pages by clicking translate button
    • Google - Language tools allow you to translate any text using Google
    • choose language and paste text and then translate
  • 13. Finding…..
    • find a person by name and city
    • find a business phone number by adding in the other information
    • stocks by typing in stock code then click stock quotes on results page
  • 14. Travelling ?
    • flight information (www.flightarrivals.com) just type in flight carrier and number
    • find maps by typing in addresses
    • check airport weather by typing flight carrier and number and three letter airport code Toronto (YYZ)
  • 15. Finding Images
    • Google - images
    • Advanced image Search for searching by size or type
    • strict filtering to avoid adult images
  • 16. Google - News
    • Directory format
    • Google - News (4500 news organizations)
    • search news stories
    • sort by date option
    • select by Nation at bottom of results page
    • translate foreign news by right-clicking story and choosing language
    • Advanced News Search
  • 17. Google - audio / video
    • +file type (.wav, .avi, mpeg)
    • Google - pdf, doc, etc.
    • choose file type from advanced
  • 18. Google - Toolbar add-in
    • Downloaded and installed into Browser
    • allow blocked pop-ups
    • highlight button to highlight searched words in a resulting document / page
  • 19. Froogle - for products or services for sale
    • sort by price
    • limit results by category
    • Advanced search by category listing
  • 20. Google - Groups
    • listings of newsgroups which are postings by people
    • search by topic, then by date
    • Advanced group search
    • select discussion thread to follow topic
    • post a reply (response)
    • post a new message
  • 21. Google
    • ask experts questions
    • for as little as .50 per question
  • 22. Summary
    • What is the Internet
    • History of the Internet
    • World Wide Web
    • Browsers
    • Directories & Search Engines
    • Searching the Internet
  • 23. Happy Computing Peter Ferguson 613-965-6777 [email_address]