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Internet 101

Internet 101

Everything you need to know about the basics of the Internet

Internet 101Our Internet 101information consists of two types of information; a basic overview of each subject - in layman's terms for new or non-technical users and a more technical overview of each subject (where applicable) - for those who are more experienced in technical terms and/or prefer to take the technical route. Either way, if you want to learn more about the basics of the Internet, you have arrived at the right place.

An introduction

by Parry Aftab, WiredSafety's Executive Director

I am a corporate and cyberspace lawyer, mother of two, and an Internet enthusiast. I am also a frequent speaker on the topic of the Internet, computer technology and children and have a special interest in protecting children online while still fostering free speech on the Internet

Since I first got online, quite a few years ago, I have rarely given my modem a rest. I spent so much time online, that they asked me to moderate and host several legal discussion boards, educating small businesses and consumers on the law. I hosted America Online's Legal Discussions boards, as well as other legal discussion areas and set up and hosted Court TV Law Center's Legal Helpline. I am generally considered an expert in the field of cyberspace law and have appeared on television programs around the country and around the world to discuss cyberspace issues.

Since I have a "low technology intelligence quotient" (a low TIQ), I have had to dig deeper and do it more slowly than those with high TIQs. Because of my lack of computer skill, I understand how to explain it to others who know even less than I do. But since you are what others think you are...I am an "expert." (I made up the terms low and high technology intelligence quotients, but since I'm supposed to be an expert, you didn't even know the difference, did you? See...this is getting to be fun!)

Bottom line...if I can do it, so can you.


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