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Searching the Internet

Updated on December 30, 2011

You Will Not Get This Response When You Search The Internet

How to find practically everything on the Internet

Everything I learned about the Internet was by trial and error. I did not take a computer course; however, I should have! It would have saved me countless hours of frustration. Luckily, the tasks of finding things have been made so much easier than when I first installed the Internet on my computer. Prior to 1998, I only used my computer for a word processor.

The biggest advantage that everyone new to the computer today is that you can even take computer lessons on line. In addition, you can go to sites set up for answering each and every question. Try this site: then type in the question you would like answered. The results will list numerous sites of possible answers or choices for you to select from. Sometimes it may take two or three selections before you find the right link.

For example, when you click on the link above, type in how do I copy and paste in an email. The response will give you the most applicable link to your question, usually the first five responses are the ones that will have the answer you are looking for. Their answer makes the assumption that you know how to select a section you want to copy, if you do, then their answer may be all you need:

Select the part of the email that you want to copy. Right click your mouse and select "copy". Go to where you want to paste it, right click and select "paste". However, if you do not know how to select the part of the email you want to copy, then look to the right of the answer above. You will see a list of related topics. Click on one of the related items listed in blue print. This will take you to a detailed, step by step process of how to select, copy and paste from an email, from a document you have saved in your documents or from a web site.

The same process works with anything you need an answer for. Next example is how to locate anything on an individual. Click on your Search box. Type in the person's full name if it is a common last name or type in only the last name if it is an unusual last name. I use Google; however, if your browser is Yahoo or some other search engine, you can do the same thing. Try that now with someone you've been wanting to connect with or just find out what they have been up to, maybe a former classmate or former friend you lost contact with. The results of your search will be listed again with the most likely who you are looking for listed first. However, instead of clicking on any of these names, scroll down to the bottom. There you will find a list of the number of pages. If you use Google the list will show the next ten pages, if you click on 10 it will show you the next ten pages. Some searches for popular words will result in millions of links. When that happens and the answer you are looking for is not in the first couple of pages, do a new search; however, add more information.

No matter what your level of computer expertise may be, all you have to do is type the word, words you are looking for or the question you want answered in your browser's search box. I guarantee the answers you are looking for are located on the Internet, it just takes a little searching. Good luck!


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      Sandra 6 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks! Love your picture in your wedding gown. Congratulations!

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      rochelj 6 years ago from USA

      Yes, the internet is such a handy tool when searching for information!