Internet ToolsInternet Tools Summary

Question Answer

What is "Internet Tools Summary"?

It is a compact, comprehensive, carefully organized set of links to essential Internet sites about Internet-based tools for information, interaction, and communication.

But what good is your "wall of blue"? Where's the value-added?

The single page of links saves you a lot of time and effort; through a single bookmark, it gives you a compact set of links to essential sites of interest to students and scholars. The single page of links is a great way for users to get an idea of what a the Web offers in the way of Internet tools information, as a starting point for further work and study.

The value-added is the selection, organization, and careful editing and maintenance.

What happened to that old Internet Tools Summary you had, the one with the hundreds of entries?

I revised it. I boiled it down to the tools that are being used today and got rid of dead links. The last 1997 index will remain available for historical interest. Many ancient tools listed there are now obsolete and are no longer supported or widely used.

What links do you include on your Internet Tools Summary page?

I include the best collection of links I can find to help someone explore Internet tools. So I link to major sites about:
Information
providing online information from servers and retrieving it with client software
Interaction
languages, tools, and software to help people interact online--with information or each other
Communication
applications to enable people to communicate with each other
Reference
sources of more information

Why are you making the Internet Tools Summary? Are you nuts?

Internet Tools Summary is a publication of my company (December Communications, Inc.) and is intended to earn money through sponsored advertising and sales of books. You'll see sponsor links on the top and bottom of the page. Your patronage of these sponsors and purchases on the Books page makes the publication possible.

I get tired of always clicking back to Internet Tools after visiting a site. How can I use the page so that it stays right in a browser window, with the Web sites listed appearing in a separate browser window?

Use your Web browser's features to launch a new window for links on the page. For example, using Netscape Navigator, you can:
  1. Place the cursor over a link on the Internet Tools page.
  2. Press and hold down the right mouse button.
  3. Choose "Open in New Window" from the list that pops up.
  4. Look at the new Web browser that opens up and enjoy.

Great! How can I help you?

  1. Let me know your suggestions--corrections, additions, or complaints.
  2. Spread the word about my Web site; tell your friends who would be interested in the information.

My friend Earl has a Web page listing some Net information. Could you link to his page?

Well, I have to be careful in how many places I link to. Since the late 1990's, the amount of information available about Internet Tools has risen dramatically. So now, I am looking for authoratitive, major, important, and useable sites.

Our major [college, university, research lab or organization] has an extensive Web site devoted to Internet Tools. Could you link to it?

Yes. Send me the URL.

Hey, I found a dead link on one of your pages.

Send me a report of what went wrong. I appreciate your help in keeping the page up-to-date.

How am I allowed to use Internet Tools Summary?

  1. You have my permission to link to Internet Tools Summary or its subpages for any reason you'd like (either commercial or non-commerical use). You can use Internet Tools Summary by accessing the www.december.com site in any class or training session, in for-profit or not-for profit contexts.
  2. Please do not, under any circumstances, copy the Internet Tools Summary pages to your server or computer host and make it available for public use.
  3. Please provide this publication information to others whom you know may benefit from Internet Tools Summary. Continued improvement is supported by sponsored advertising.

Are you going to maintain Internet Tools Summary forever?

I hope to maintain this resource as long as it is of value to the online community, and the modest advertising/book sale revenue supports me enough so that I can devote my time to its development.

Have you learned anything about the Internet by maintaining Internet Tools Summary?

Yes. Internet Tools Summary and its companion list, CMC Info, in its original form, launched my writing career which in turn gave me the resources to launch my company and enjoy the kind of life I have today.

I still offer presentations about CMC, cyberspace, or the nature of the Internet, hypertext, and geographically-oriented information.

Save this page to any social bookmarking site! Share · Search · Market · Directory
2015-11-01 · John December · Contact · Terms of Use © December Communications, Inc.