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Wendy Boswell

Updated Articles and Resources

By Wendy Boswell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Access the Dark Web Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      How do you get to the Dark Web? Here's a beginner's guide on how to get there, what it is, and why many people are using it.
    • Bitcoins - What Are They? Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Bitcoins - virtual, decentralized, untraceable currency - is gaining popularity. Learn more in this beginner's guide to Bitcoins.
    • What is the Dark Web? Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Dark Web, DarkNet, Silk Road, Tor, bitcoins....what does all of this mean? Find out in this beginner's guide to the Dark Web.
    • Free Movies Online for Kids Created: Thursday, January 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Whether you are a parent or simply young at heart, these five sites will help you find all sorts of great free movies online for kids of all ages.
    • How to search for someone's birthday Created: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Want to wish a long-lost friend, work colleague, or school chum a happy birthday? Get help from About.com tracking a birthday date down.
    • What is the difference between the Invisible Web and the Dark Web? Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The Dark Web and the Invisible Web are not the same thing, even though you might have heard them referenced as such in TV shows, movies, or books. Find out the important differences between these two very different terms.
    • How do I avoid dangerous websites? Created: Sunday, April 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Dangerous websites have the potential to do a lot of damage to your computer. Learn how to avoid dangerous websites while Web searching with a few common sense safety tips.
    • How to Find People On The Web: Ten Free Tools Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      One of the most popular search activities is looking up information about someone. About.com shows you how you can do your detective work with a minimum of effort.
    • Ten Web Search Tricks You Need To Know Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Here are ten basic Web search tricks that will take your Web searches from "meh" to "marvelous". Learn how you can tweak your Web search queries with simple search operators and find what you're re...
    • How to Find Free Full Length Movies Online: The Top Ten Websites Created: Friday, October 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Never pay full price for a movie again! There are a number of websites that provide a fantastic way to catch your favorite multimedia on the Web, anytime you want, in the privacy of your own home. ...
    • How to Find a Phone Number Online: Nine Different Ways Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      You don't have to flip through a phonebook to find phone numbers these days. Instead, you can use the Web's many resources to find phone numbers.
    • "How do I find out who an email address belongs to?" Created: Monday, August 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Need to find the owner of an email address? Here are a few simple methods you can try to see who that email address belongs to.
    • Twitter Search Created: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Twitter, a popular micro-blogging platform that boasts millions of users, is a great way to find content that other people are talking about on the Web. Keep reading for seven different ways you ca...
    • Google+ 101: A Quick Introduction to Google's Social Network Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Google, one of the world's most popular search engines, has officially entered the social networking and social bookmarking space with Google+, an interactive, dynamic way to connect with friends and share content. Learn more at About.com.
    • Use the Web to Do a Free Background Check Created: Thursday, March 11, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      If you're looking for background information on someone, the Web can turn up a surprising amount of information. About.com shows you how to conduct a free background check using a variety of online resources, tools, and sites.
    • How to Trace the Location of a Cell Phone: 6 Apps, Sites, and Tools Created: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Want to see where your friends are, what they're doing, or what they recommend? You can do that with websites and mobile phone apps that actually give you the ability to geographically locate where...
    • Public Records Online: Ten Free Sources You Can Use To Jumpstart Your Search Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Free public records can be found on the Web, from obituaries to land use documents. Here are the top ten resources onlin you can use to search for all sorts of public documents, or, use them as a ...
    • The Top Eight Job Search Engines on the Web Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Need a job? You'll want to check out this list of the Top Eight Job Search Engines on the Web. You can use these useful job search tools to find a job online, locate an executive position, track do...
    • Public Domain Images Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Public domain images - images that are freely available for any use - are numerous on the Web. Here are 12 high quality Web resources for public domain images that you can use for private or commer...
    • Exclude Terms from your Search Query Created: Friday, April 07, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Using the subtraction symbol, you can exclude specific terms from your search query, making your search more effective.
    • The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Net neutrality gives us the freedom to access anything on the Web without restrictions, boundaries, or tiered levels of access.
    • Free People Search Sites: Are They For Real? Created: Thursday, October 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      If you've ever tried to find someone on the Web, you've probably come across a lot of sites that try to "sell" you information. You don't have to buy this info - it's available for free on the Web. Keep reading to find out how you can tap into these free people search sites.
    • Anonymous Web Browsing 101 Created: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Learn about anonymous Web browsing, what it is, why you might be interested in it, how much information is easily learned about you via your Web surfing habits, anonymous proxies and services, and more.
    • Zillow.com: Real Estate Search Made Simple Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Zillow is a great (free!) service that allows you find your estimated home price, along with many other home value and appraisal services. Many people use Zillow to check out local real estate listings, browse rental properties, or get an idea of what the real estate market is up to.
    • How to Find a List of Search Engines Created: Monday, December 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Need a good search engine? Here is a comprehensive list of the top search engines on the Web.
    • Grooveshark Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Grooveshark is a music search engine that streams free music based on searchers' specific preferences and recommendations. Learn more about Grooveshark and how you can use it to listen to your favo...
    • Ten Tricks That Make Going Online A Little Easier Created: Friday, May 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Save time and energy using ingenious shortcuts for common online tasks, like tracking down the original source of an image, creating a URL, and weeding through lots of search results.
    • Zillow can help you figure out how much your home might be worth Created: Thursday, September 26, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Zillow is a great (free!) service that allows you to find your estimated home price, along with many other home appraisal services. Find out more about Zillow in
    • Tim Berners-Lee Created: Monday, November 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Tim Berners-Lee is one of the most important people behind the history of the Web as we know it today. Learn more about Tim Berners-Lee and how the World Wide Web got started.
    • Keyboard shortcuts to make your Web browsing a little bit easier Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Say you're looking for a specific concept or topic, perhaps someone's name, or a business, or a particular phrase. You plug your search into your favorite
    • Google Scholar Created: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What is Google Scholar, and what in the world can you do with it? Find out more about Google Scholar.
    • Technorati, a Blog Search Engine Created: Saturday, December 10, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Technorati is a real-time search engine dedicated to the blogosphere. It only searches through blogs to find exactly what you're looking for. At the time of this writing, Technorati was tracking o...

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