the Internet

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Overview

This section is about the Internet as a place where people (users) connect and interact with each other. For technical information about the internet, see computing (and eventually internet or maybe internet technology).

Articles

Reference

Directories

Search Engines

Directory

Advertising

Artwork

see #Electronic Merchandising

Auction & Barter Sites

  • eBay: hugely popular auction site
  • MightyBids: online auctions
  • SwapAce: "buy, sell, swap, meet, barter, and negotiate for free"

Audio

see also #Music, #Radio

Banking

Books

books with full content available online (see also #Electronic Publishing)

Brainstorming

Places where new ideas are collected and discussed

Chat Rooms

Communities

see also #Chat Rooms, #Collaborative Projects, #Social Networking

Collaborative Projects

Electronic Merchandising

artwork

These sites let you upload your art for display and (optionally) sale, typically printed on something such as a t-shirt or coffee mug. The selection of item types is generally yours, and you receive a commission.

Electronic Publishing

see also #Electronic Merchandising

Fonts

History

Hosting

Data Services

not sure if these services are available to customers globally, just in the US, or in certain countries only

Humor

Images

Information Sharing

Literature

Maps

Maps of the internet

Multimedia

see #Music, #Radio, #Video

Music

see also #Radio

News

  • mainstream (see issuepedia:mainstream media)
  • highlights: collections of interesting items from various sources
    • EurekAlert (RSS): "The premier website for science news since 1996. A service of AAAS." Generally one or two dozen stories per day; RSS feed gives only a summary.
    • New Scientist (RSS)
  • commentary: links to news items, with summary and reader comments
    • Slashdot (RSS): elaborate rating system, but comments tend to be chaff anyway

Radio

Radio stations listenable over the net (without special software or a subscription)

  • DementiaRadio: plays newer music of the sort generally heard on the Dr. Demento Show
  • Egg Radio
  • Radio Hidebound: "151 proof college radio aged 20 years" (but they do play stuff younger than 20)
  • MFA Radio: a feed from Music for America (haven't actually tried to load it yet --Woozle 12:30, 14 November 2006 (EST))
  • Radio Paradise: "eclectic online rock radio" .. "listener-supported"
  • SomaFM: multiple channels, multiple streaming formats, listener-supported

Rights

Social Networking

  • Facebook
  • Flork
  • Friendster
  • LinkedIn: networking for professionals
  • MySpace: generally regarded as awful, although extremely popular
  • Ning: "Ning is the only online service where you can create, customize, and share your own Social Network for free in seconds. You can make it public or private and for anything - and anyone - you'd like."
  • Orkut (now run by Google)
  • Twitter

Status

site metrics

popularity estimates for individual sites

Video

see Internet video, video sharing

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox
Sister Sites