Flickr is a website that allows you store, sort, search, and share your photos online. The free version of Flickr allows you to upload up to 20MB of photos each month (a paid version with a 2GB limit is available for $24.95/year). In addition to being a place to host your images, Flickr is also […]

As the Web includes a global community, students need to be aware of some standards for behavior when you create content. Proper internet etiquette is often referred to as Netiquette. Students and teachers can avoid embarrassing situations by adhering to some simple guidelines when they create web sites, blogs, or wikis. The following is a […]

Social bookmarking involves saving bookmarks online so you can access them from any computer as well as share them with others. There are several websites that allow you to do this: Furl, Backflip, ma.gnolia, and del.icio.us. Del.icio.us (now owned by Yahoo!) is one of the most popular ones. When you register with del.icio.us you have […]

The term web 2.0 is used to refer to a new generation of websites that are supposed to let people collaborate and share information online in ways that were not possible before. With web 1.0, most websites consisted of static HTML pages. Later on, developers began to create web pages dynamically by retrieving information from […]

Chat conversations often take place at a very quick pace. To keep things flowing back and forth, it often helps to use abbreviations for frequently typed expressions. Below is a list of abbreviations you may see in chat messages: Abbreviation What It Means lol Laugh out loud rotfl Roll on the floor laughing btw By […]

You can block a contact at any time by selecting it in the contact list, right-clicking, and selecting Block. If you choose to block a contact, that contact will not be able to see your online status or send you chat messages. You can also set up Windows Messenger to alert you whenever someone tries […]

You can change your status from Online to Away if you need to step away from your computer for a short period of time. This way your online contacts know not to send you any chat invitations while you are away. To change your online status, select File, Status, and select one of the options […]

Windows Messenger allows you to collaborate with your students using the whiteboard feature. You can use the whiteboard to work together on equations and other math problems, or to work together on any type of diagram. To start a new whiteboard session, you can select a contact in the contact list and then click on […]

While you are chatting with your contacts using Windows Messenger, you have the ability to send them a file at any time. You can also receive files from your contacts as well. To send a file to a contact, start a conversation and then click on the Send a File or Photo link on the […]

With Windows Messenger, you cannot initiate a chat with more than one person, but you can add people to a conversation once you have started it. A total of five people can take part in a group conversation, including you. To add contacts to a conversation, open a conversation with one of your contacts and […]

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