Internet Rivers: Internet
The medium is the message. To help you learn about the Internet on the Internet, this page lists a variety of links with a variety of Internet services.
- Webroot Antivirus (*)
Webroot, a firm from Boulder, offers the best protection against viruses, spyware data theft and hackers.
- Net Nanny (*) - review
Net Nanny and Content Watch have combined to provide a selection of tools and filter that can filter unwanted porn or content from the computers in your control.
- AVG AntiVirus (*) - review
AVG offers an affordable, low profile system with antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware to help keep your computer safe while browsing the net.
- Stop Badware (www.stopbadware.org) - review
A site opposed to internet companies that do bad things to people ... like install adware, spam and bad things.
- Annomate Online Calendar (www.annomate.com)
Provides an online personal organizer featuring calendars, contact manager, file and photo sharing, invitations, bookmarks, and more.
- National Broadband Plan (www.broadband.gov)
The National Broadband plan is an initiative by the Obama administration to establish Federal control of the Internet.
- Opera Software (www.opera.com)
The Opera Web Browser is designed from the ground up for speed, and is one of the most promising alternatives to Internet Explorer and Netscape. The free version has an ad in the corner. The adless version is about $40.00.
- mozilla.org (mozilla.org)
Mozilla is a solid alternative to internet explorer. Mozilla contains the base code used by AOL/Netscape.
- Copyscape (www.copyscape.com)
Stop Plagiarism. Copyscape is a site designed to help you find copies of your web site on the net.
- Internet Society (ISOC) (www.isoc.org)
The internet society compiles information on the internet. It includes several histories of the internet, and some statistics.
- Copyright Website (www.benedict.com)
A web site with information on copyright laws, fair use, etc.
- ESRI - The GIS Software Leader (www.esri.com)
- Teoma Search (teoma.com)
Teoma is a new internet search engine that ranks pages by relevancy
- Clueless Mailers (www.cluelessmailers.org)
The Latest Ugly Trend in Spamming. The site shows how different companies end up encouraging the deluge of spam that makes our email boxes worthless.
- DNS Stuff (www.dnsstuff.com)
Site lets you do DNS lookups, trace routes and a few other cool things.
a tutorial on .htaccess files.
- Linking and Crawling Issues (www.ivanhoffman.com)
This web site by Ivan Hoffman includes several pages on the legal issues plaguing the Internet.
- Complete CSS Guide: Introduction (www.westciv.com)
A CSS tutorial by John Allsopp, edited and designed by Maxine Sherrin
- BrainJar.com: CSS Positioning (www.brainjar.com)
Has a fairly good article on CSS Positioning.
- Internet Health Report (www.internetpulse.net)
The Internet Pulse report shows the overall current health of the Internet. It measures this by latency between nodes. Unfortunately, the site does not show a history; so it is difficult to tell if it is a good day or bad day.
- IPv6: The Next Generation Internet! (www.ipv6.org)
Short on IP addresses. The Internet will be moving to IPv6. So prepare for longer Internet addresses in the near future.
- The Spamhaus Project - ROKSO (www.spamhaus.org)
Site has a list of some of the worst spammers on the net. I receive 700 spams a day. I wish it would stop!
- Search Engine Dictionary: (www.searchenginedictionary.com.)
Has the vocabulary used in search engine optimization.
- U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov)
Web site for the US copyright office.
- Web Hosting (www.newbiewebhosting.com)
Web hosting tutorial for the beginners. Also provides how to register a domain name and hosting solutions.
- Internet Traffic Report (www.internettrafficreport.com)
Overview of the current status of the internet.
- Web Safety Ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor (www.siteadvisor.com)
This page by McAfee lists safety ratings and tests downloads from web sites.
- Rex Swain's HTTP Viewer (www.rexswain.com)
This useful tool lets you see the HTTP Header sent along with web pages from your site.
- AboutUs (www.aboutus.org) - review
AboutUS.org is a wiki developing pages about web sites on the internet.
- Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.antiphishing.org)
Industry group working against internet scams.
- Citizen Media Law Project (www.citmedialaw.org)
A site with information on laws affecting "citizen media".
- Spam Arrest (www.spamarrest.com)
SpamArrest uses a challenge response method to stop spam emails.
- SimpleURL (www.simpleurl.com)
Simple URL offers a simple system for domain registration.
- Global Information Security Certification (www.giac.org)
Information Security Certification [GIAC) provides information security certifications for IT managers and security professionals.
- SANS Institute (sans.org)
SANS provides information security training.
- Twitter - CommunityColor (twitter.com) - review
This is the Twitter account for the CommunityColor. I will tweet on things relevant to this directory.
- Visualize Traffic (www.visualizetraffic.com)
Visualize Traffic shows estimated visitors for web sites. I linked to the visualization for this site. Just change the URL for your site.
- DNS Propagation Checker - ViewDNS.info (viewdns.info)
ViewDNS has tools to check how well a DNS change propagated across servers.
- ZippoZap Domain Name Appraisals (zippozap.com)
Appraise unlimited domain names instantly for free using ZippoZap.com. Find out how much a website is worth before selling or buying for free instantly on ZippoZap.com.
- Why FireFox is Blocked (whyfirefoxisblocked.com)
Apparently some people are blocking FireFox browser for including adblock software. Full adblocking destroys the only revenue source small sites can obtain.
- Domain Tools - Community Color (whois.domaintools.com)
I spend a great deal of time on DomainTools researching domains. This links shows the profile page for this site.
- WebSitePulse Test Tools HTML Code (www.websitepulse.com)
Web Site Pulse lets you test your web site for availability and response time.
- Chrome (chrome.com)
Chrome is a browser offered by Google.
- MaxMind (www.maxmind.com)
MAxMind offers a database of geodata and fraud data for IP addresses. I am interested in the City Database that would let me look up 50,000 IPs for $20.
- What browser am I using? (www.whatismybrowser.com)
- The Internet map (internet-map.net)
This fun site shows popular web sites as if they were stars in galaxies.
- WISPA (www.wispa.org)
WISPA promotes the development, advancement and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.
- Spambot Security's (www.spambotsecurity.com)
Site offers programs to protect against spambots and hackers.
- User-Agents (www.user-agents.org)
Site provides an index to common user agents including spiders, bots and crawlers.
- OnGuard Online (www.onguardonline.gov)
This site by the Department of Justice has information about internet security and avoiding online scams.
- Online OCR (www.onlineocr.net)
Online OCR offers a service that converts images containing text to text and word documents. You get 25 free conversions, then buy additional bundles of pages.
- GNU Privacy Guard (gnupg.org)
GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard allowing users to to encrypt and sign your data and communications.
- Pingdom (tools.pingdom.com)
This tool tests the speed of a web site.
- Ask Leo! (askleo.com)
Ask Leo offers IT support for the general public.
- US-CERT | United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (www.us-cert.gov)
US-CERT strives for a safer, stronger Internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world.
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