How to use the internet for beginners?

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Well, to go to the websites, you need a web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and so on. This can be downloaded and it can be kept as a short cut on your desktop. So, you click on the web browser and type what you wish to know about.

Visiting a website

How to use internet?Follow these steps to go to the website you wish. Let us take the example of Microsoft.

Step 1 – Open the web browser by clicking on the icon on your desktop.

Step 2 – Take your cursor to the address bar which is the top most part of the browser.

Step 3 – Sometimes, the address of the browser might be on the address bar or may be, some other site’s URL which someone has just visited. So, what you can do is select or highlight it and type the website’s address on it.

Step 4 – Click ‘Enter’ and the website will open.

Step 5 – There are icons or topics on the first page. This page is called the home page of the site. You can click on these icons and get the information you need. For example, if you wish to get the contact details, then go the ‘Contact us’ icon. If it is the services you need to know about, go to ‘About us’ or the ‘Services’ icon.

Search the internet

How to use the internet?Most of the time, people go to the internet to search for information. This process is referred to as web surfing or web browsing or even surfing the net. For this, all you have to do is open your web browser and type a ‘keyword’ and then click on the ‘Enter’ key.  There are also search engines such as Google and Yahoo. For example, if you are looking for the recipe of lasagne, you just type ‘lasagne recipe’.

You will find that a long list opens before you. These are called links and when you click on the link, it will take you to the website that contains the information you are looking for. These links are brought to you by the search engine and the most relevant information will be available in the first few links.

  • A link can be a long text
  • A link may be just an image, button or word
  • A link is usually highlighted and that makes it easy to find them on a page

When you take the cursor to the link, it will change to a hand sign and that is when you click.