You find things on
- Use a Web browser
- Common browsers include: Netscape Navigator,
Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Opera (see Internet Software
- Browsers available for most common computing
MS-DOS, Win95, Win/NT, Unix, NeXT, Sun, SGI, etc.
- This workshop presentation uses the Netscape
- A tutorial for
using the Web is available on-line.
- Go to a specific URL (i.e. RainbowKids
- Send e-mail (to a list server).
- Participate in a chat.
- Search engine(s).
- A the bottom of any Yahoo results page, you can
click on DejaNews to send your query to that
search engine. Deja
News allows you to search vast newsgroup
- Indicate newsgroups of interest (alt.adoption,
- Example news postings.
- Commentary on content of news postings (Caveat Emptor)
- jf: As of March 1997 the
Newsgroups seem to focus largely on adoptees who
are unhappy with their personal experiences, and
with their adoptive parents. Reading the
newsgroups is a good way to locate one's personal
- Chat (Rooms)
- Show example pages of chat (rooms) and topics (ParentSoup,
- Show example login/membership page.
- Some pre-arranged chat sessions (i.e. with a
qualified host) can be enlightening. Un-hosted
chat rooms should be approached with skepticism.
- Again, Caveat Emptor!
- List Servers
- List servers forward all e-mail messages sent by
individualsubscribers to all other subscribers.
- Subscribe to a list by sending an e-mail
to the list host,usually with the topic
'subscribe'. Unsubscribe by sending another
e-mail message with topic 'unsubscribe'. Some
list hosts may use variations of this approach.
Adoption list volume can be incredible, and the
comments can be hurtful to the unprepared.
- Discuss subscribing to digest vs. every message.
Digests are a summary of messages over a given
time period (1 week). The best digests are
manually prepared by the list host, others are
compiled automatically by a computer program.
- List servers, by nature, are generally organized
by a qualified person. However, the day-to-day
quality of the list server messages depend on
that qualified person to moderate all messages
(i.e. review and edit appropriately).
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