Know your web

The Internet can be a wonderful tool – a way to learn, share, explore, connect and more. But using new technology or products can sometimes seem daunting and may keep you from doing everything you want to do online. Whether you’re just starting out or are already a pro, it is important to understand the products and services you want to use and know how to make the most of them; to know your web.

As you get to know your web, you may come across a lot of jargon or technical terms. We've rounded up a number of common terms and have done our best to explain them in an easy-to-understand way. You can also find tips and advice in this section on how to get things done on the web – from chatting online to setting up bookmarks, from updating your browser to searching more effectively on the web, as well as explanations of some concepts that you may not be familiar with, such as open source or cloud computing.

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