Revised people section to refer to social networking and blogs and removed reference to Internet relay chat and Topic email lists. Removed reference to Webopedia. Included link to Web/Top lookup resources in reference. Added reference to net video in Exploring.
Updated link to new source for Netiquette guidelines (old source was FYI 28).
Cleaned up formatting for What is the Internet and related introductory material to a simpler format.
Added customizations, key sequences, tricks, popups, discussion to
Getting Started lesson.
Removed references to PAML, Living Internet (both now defunct).
Maintenance for fall 2003 course.
Fixed some broken links to material at howstuffworks.com and removed
link to Yahoo Internet Life (yet another paper magazine about the
Net that folded!); added links in Connecting
to the Internet to pages about connecting
to the Internet (Modem, a T1 line, DSL, Cable Modem, Wireless Networking, Local Area Networking, a power line, airborne, via satellite, or by interplanetary means).
Updates for spring 2003 course; added course lesson links to
front page for easier use.
Updated and checked links in preparation for fall course.
Added "Big Picture" link on Connecting
to the Internet and
adding more discussion and references
about content evaluation and citation
in the tutorial about
Added discussion about fighting spam in
Added links where appropriate to HowStuffWorks.com.
fall course, "Introduction to Internet/Web."
Added link to "How Internet Infrastructure Works."
Removed links to guides that are no longer available or not
updated or usable.
Removed links to Net magazines that folded (!) (The Net in the UK
and Net Guide in the USA).
Google groups buys Deja.
PAML preferred email list directory. LISZT seems to be gone--I always
had problems remembering the correct spelling of this domain name.
Revisions and updates for start of
course, "Introduction to Internet/Web."
added magazines for exploring the Web to Explore section;
added Refdesk.com to reference section;
moved Internet for Beginners to guides section;
added Deja to appropriate places;
added about.com to subjects;
added google, northern light to keywords;
updated about page.
more revision of narrative pages; updates of links, new selection of guides;
added more sites to reference, subjects; link to top of the web top of the web for exploring section.
added lessons on communication, tools, terms, searching,
added lessons on Web content, Web use, mail. Chose more references
for main Web Text. Want to integrate lessons with main sections of
Web Text and vice versa.
began adding tutor section for short course I am teaching
updated format for consistent style for december.com;
updated references; updated cybermaps section; cleaned up dead
updated phone books directory; network tools; removed ref to Zen
and Entering WWW; hunt.org; updated WWW VL link; Unix help; added
learn the net
removed a bunch of outdated links and fixed others
had to remove outdated Internet Services FAQ.
updated botspot, link maintenance: WIC is now WebCrawler select,
clearinghouse now at Argus; put in margin navigation charts;
update of look and feel to new template; updated Yanoff list to
WAIS has died; removed references to it; added more material to the
link maintenance; updated Ohio state FAQ list pointer
updated links for Yahoo (from akebono.stanford.edu to
www.yahoo.com), Lycos, and WWW (info.cern.ch to www.w3.org);
interlaced all GIFs, misc. maintenance and checks.
updated the cyberatlas, moved the MIDS World map to cyberatlas;
added the link to MIDS cyberspace map (which I just found!)
updated linkes for moved hosts/moved pages
added WAIS and WAISGATE directory of servers to key word searching;
moved directory of servers to connecting with people.
all links to de Presno guide now to web page; fixed link to EEF's
reorganized Subject-Oriented Searching, made Yahoo a principal
selection; re-ordered items in Guides section; fixed link to MUD
fixed link to EFF's Guide
added a "Narrative Overview" link; University of Melbourne mirror
added EARN's Guide to Network Tools as a major item in the Guides
section; added (See also) for other sections, added these to
replaced Lycos, Harvest, and Crawler as highlighted spiders on
front page and in word-oriented searching narrative; replaced
references to Big Dummy's with EFF's Guide (name change). Put (see
also) links on front page.
updated MUD link.
Major re-design of look and feel. Removed all links to category
icons---these icons never seemed very descriptive anyway; The whole
text (except the icons-only version) uses just three icons
these are all each fewer than 350 bytes. I've also used ALT= to
help non-graphical browsers. Each page now has a more common look
link maintenance; fixed quite a few stale links; also fixed style
problems with HTML; simplyified many HTML structures; major
refurbishing of look and feel to cut down on icon use. This will
also reduce maintenance time. Will still keep icons-only version,
as an experiment to see how many people use it--later, I'll do
something with a graphical information map there.
changed the culture link to be to icmc/culture.html, the links on
the culture page (culture.html) were stale;
link maintenance: GNN's Internet Basics page had a stale link;
re-linked all references to internet-cmc and internet-tools to be
to the 3-level table of contents of the segmented versions; put in
some see also pointers to the internet-cmc file where appropriate
routine link maintenance: fixed https://www.internic.net; changed
Yanoff's list link to the https://www.uwm.edu site; added Crawler to
the front page; fixed link for MUD Page; made the compact version
as an experiment
hooked the French version to the front page
I linked the narrative versions of each of the (nar-*.html)
sections to the title of that section listed in index.html.
Previously, this link had been to the list version. The reasoning
is that a user of index.html should be able to quickly go to the
narrative version (which adds value over what they currently see on
index.html page about that section). The list version is still
hooked up to index.html through the icon for that section. This is
also consistent with the way the narrative and list versions are
changed usenet FAQ repository link from ftp.rtfm.edu to Ohio State
hypertext list; other routine link maintenance; more modifications
of nar-keyword.html; put (Worm, Nomad) on front index.html page---I
might do this with some of the most useful resources that are
inside each subcategory; many new web searching tools, I'll need to
rework this section.
changed all references to https://www.rpi.edu to be only where
necessary (so mirror sites won't refer back to www.rpi.edu
documents when local copy available).
revised Keyword-Oriented Search page; hooked Big Dummy's HTML
version to EFF site; added Art resources to cultural aspects.
set Online World link to gopher site containing full text of
chapters; updated CyberMap
Nancy, France mirror site set up
fixed errors/typos in HMTL code; set Zen link to the HTML version