Communicating Online

Communicating Online : A Guide to the Internet

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This brief guide to the Internet for students of communication is appropriate for any communication course where students are using the Internet for assignments. It emphasizes core communication concepts as they apply to online communication, as well as information searches.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 10.2mm | 272.16g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • 0767402464
  • 9780767402460

Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Internet What is the Internet The Internet and Your Computer What is the Internet Good For? Communicating E-Mail Newsgroups Listservs FTP Real-Time Communication Accessing Information World Wide Web FTP In Brief: Telnet and Gopher Establishing Your Internet Account An Emphasis on Ethics 2. Electronic Mail Warning Finding E-Mail Addresses Understanding E-Mail Addresses Domain Name System Keeping an Address Book Ways to E-Mail Sending Reading Replying Forwarding Saving Printing Saving Disk Space Ethics and Communicating with E-Mail 3. Navigating the World Wide Web Organization of the Web Web Addresses-URLs Protocol Types Domain Names Directory/Filenames Mastering the Web Browser An Overview of Netscape(R) Title Bar Menu Bar Tool Bar Other Icons in Netscape(R) Practice, Practice, Practice! Searching for Information Search Engines WebCrawler MetaCrawler Search Strategies Narrowing a Search Expanding a Search General Advice on Searching Storing Information for Later Use Bookmarks Printing Mailing Web Pages Copy and Paste Downloading Graphics Ethics of Using the World Wide Web Copyright Laws Copyright Define Exceptions: Fair Use Citation Practices Conclusion: Push Versus Pull Revisited 4. Using Listservs and Newsgroups Listservs Finding Listservs How to Join a Listserv Managing Your Listserv How to Leave a Listserv Newsgroups Finding Newsgroups Newsreader Programs The Basics of Newsgroups Bringing the Newsgroup Posting to You Reading and Subscribing Saving Replying Forwarding Posting Listserv and Newsgroup Etiquette 5. Transferring Files Using FTP Why Transfer Files? Anonymous FTP Sharing Files Archiving Files How to Transfer Files Graphical FTP Web Browser Dedicated FTP Clients Specialized Programs Command Line FTP--only when you have to! When do you have to? Obtaining Clients and Servers The Ethics of FTP Timing Your Transfers Paying for Shareware Conclusion 6. Acknowledging and Citing Information From the Internet Evaluating On-Line Information Evaluating Electronic Information Documenting and Citing On-Line Information APA Style MLA Style Appendices
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