last updated 2006; broken links may be found on archive.org
This site contains various resources, and links to others, useful for the netizen's interaction with "the 'Net'" and with others thereon.
Start by following (clicking on) one of the topics listed in the index immediately below.
- X-IM is a free Secure Instant Messaging (IM) and Chat program which lets you communicate with anyone on the Internet securely, using 256-bit Strong Encryption.
Internet Relay Chat
enables multiple concurrent users in a discussion.
The Mozilla browser comes with an IRC Chat application.
Sites describing IRC commands:
for Usenet Meganet News has a good reputation.
So does Tera News.
A database of filename extensions: filext.com
Bloglines is a free service that makes it easy to keep up with your favorite blogs and newsfeeds. With Bloglines, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds of your favorite blogs, and Bloglines will monitor updates to those sites. You can read the latest entries easily within Bloglines.
BugMeNot.com has established logins for many news sites requiring registration.