Internet Links

Useful Links to Internet Resources

Internet sites containing useful information, and offering free services pertaining to the Internet itself. or made possible by the Internet.
Akami (Visualize world wide web performance in real time)
Galaxy Zoo (Help astronomers classify galaxies)
History of the Internet (from the inventors at the NSF)
INTERNIC (The Internet Network Information Center)
Internet Archive (An archive of web pages, movies, news)
Internet Slang Translator (What is LOL?)
Internet Society (The Internet elders. Join, it's free for individuals)
Internet World Stats (A general portal, by country. Designed for librarians.)
Kim Komando (Sign up for the Tip-of-the-day for lots of good computer information)
Learn the Internet (Weekly Internet lessons, animations, tips.)
Living Internet (Internet history and reference)
Lulu (Become a published international author for free)
MeGlobe (Instant Messaging with language translation)
OpenID (Establish your Internet identity)
RFC's (From the IETF - RFC's document the Internet)
Text Message (Send a text message to a cell phone)
Vonage VoIP Telephone (When you have broadband, add telephone service)
Wired News (News from a magazine devoted to the Internet)


Internet Tools

These sites have tools to make your surfing easier, more productive or more secure.
Anonymizer (Surf the web and maintain your privacy)
Blogger (Join the blogosphere. Create your blog here.)
Bug Me Not (To avoid giving personal information to "registration" sites)
Celestia (Explore space from your desktop)
Deadlink (Deletes dead and duplicate links in your bookmarks)
Degrees Confluence Project (Paul Ehrlich was wrong!)
Dingo (A new way to document your web research)
eFax (Get an eFax number here - fax as an email printer or use a scanner) (Report Internet fraud or check a source)
FolderShare (Share up to 2GB of info over the Internet)
Google DeskSearch (Let Google find stuff on your computer)
Google Earth (a Google earth flyby program - download the software)
Google Language Tools (Translate phrases or web pages between languages)
Google Mail (Create a 1GB webmail account at Google)
Hacker Watch (How secure is your computer? Test it here. Is your firewall working?)
Internet archive (The Way Back Machine of Internet sites)
IP Address (Find your IP address here)
Jetable (A unique method to eliminate SPAM)
Listserv (A collection of ListServers. Subscribe to a mailing list.)
My Family (Create an Internet photo album here)
PDFmyURL (Turn a web site into a PDF file)
PB Wiki (Collaborate with friends on a trip or project)
Periodic Table of Blogs (Find blogs here) (A single source for facts on the Net)
Self Publishing (Tools to write your own book)
SnipURL (URL's can be long and difficult to remember. Create short ones here.)
Symantec Virus Hoax Center (Is it a virus or a hoax?)
Time & Date (Find the time, date, area code for any country, or generate a local calendar)
WebCam Central (Webcams from around the world)
Windows Live (Let Microsoft create your own Home Page)
Whois (Find who owns a domain at the Internic)
YouSendIt (Attachment too big for an email?? Try this.)


Search Engines

There are many ways of finding information on the Internet. Search engines are the most effective and there are many different search engines that search for different things in different ways.
All The Web (An audio/video search engine)
Ask (A search engine where you can just ask a question)
Dogpile (Uses multiple search engines)
(The best overall Internet search engine)
Google Scholar (Limits the search to educational institutions)
Google Video Search (Only for broadband - video search engine)
Scirus Search Engine (For peer reviewed scientific/medical information)


Web Information

One of the most useful part of the Internet is the World Wide Web. It combines text with audio, graphics, pictures, hypertext and video. These sites provide information about the Web.
Atlas of Cyberspace (An entry point to the whole Internet)
EarthCam (WebCam's around the world)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (Keep the Internet free, protect copyrights and free speech)
Internet Country Codes (Find the country of origin for an email or web site)
Rail Station (A great WebRing to begin exploration of the Internet)



Broadband is a high speed Internet connection like DSL or Cable Modem. As you become more familiar with the Internet and the Information Age, you will want broadband. These sites contain information and tools unique to fast connections.
Broadband Reports (Before you sign up, check here)
Default Router IP Addresses (By brand or model)
Go Fish (Searches for audio files, movies, books-on-tape)
Internet Connection Speed Test (Measure your download and upload speeds)



Wi-Fi is Wireless Fidelity. A wireless form of broadband used on nearly all laptop computers.
Default Router IP Addresses (By brand or model)
Default Router Passwords (Change your passwords and encrypt your wireless network)
Metro Free Net (Find free Wi-Fi hot spots here)
FreeSpot (Another freespot list)
Wi-Fi HotSpots (Find the closest hotspot for your wireless computer)


Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing allows your computer to participate in scientific research when you are not using it. Instead of a screen saver, let your computer do useful scientific or medical research instead of pointless animations. Do things like searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, biological research or finding a cure for cancer. This is the same principle as massively parallel computers. Link your computer to thousands or millions of other computers to do important research.
BOINC (Start here. This is the engine for distributed computing, then join a project:)
Climate Prediction (Join the Climate Prediction Net)
Einstein@home (Search for gravitational waves)
Folding@home (Do medical research on protein folding)
LHC@home (Improve the design of the CERN LHC particle accelerator)
Rosetta@home (Help researchers develop cures for human diseases)
SETI@Home (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence)
SZTAKI (Search for generalized binary number systems)
World Grid (To advance our knowledge of human disease)