Surfing Net, Even Better!
Perhaps there is no student left without any exposure to internet. What would you think of a person with no email address? Or, who has not once in his life seen, used or heard WWW. It would be like had no name, or any other identity to speak of. Your eyebrows would raise high if you come across a person to whom you speak the net and see him bewildered and lost. These lines are for those who are aware of the internet and have been using it for some time.
Good Vs Bad Surfers
Remember, there are good drivers and bad drivers. A good driver adheres to the traffic rules and takes the passengers to their destination safely and on time. Then there are bad drivers, who break many passage rules, are unsafe to travel with, and never get their work done on time. Likewise, there are two types of surfers (internet users). Good surfers move along the information highway with speed and efficiency. They know that look for, where to look at, and how to get it from internet. bad surfers spend a lot of time online without getting what they were looking for. There chat sessions are unproductive. There emails take a long time to compose and be sent.
Following guidance can help you to make the best of your online sessions and you can decide what to do and what to avoid.
World Wide wait
The World Wide Web is sometime known as Word Wide Wait, especially in countries with slow ISPs. Seven years back, one could paint a house in a time a site would take to open. Now a day, with faster machines and networks, you can barely sip tea while surfing the net. On an average, a net surfer may spend 40% of the time on net in just waiting for web pages to download or to get connected to particular sites. In Pakistan, you can still find ISPs that are slow in service and even slower to take the responsibility. So if you are using a dial-up modem (you are connected from your home, or from stand-alone PC), switch your ISP now. Get a service that provides efficient speed at a reasonable rate. Look for special packages. They are mostly announced before Eids, summer, Holidays and in IT and non-IT exhibitions.
After logging on to user account, provided by your ISP or email service, download your mails and read them offline, at your leisure. Compose your mails offline too. Then upload them all at once to your server to be sent.
Ensure that your web browser is cookie enabled, and catches your previously visited pages. That saves you the time your computer spends in hello-how-do-you-do routine with other computers.
Save web pages to your hard disk or bookmark your page if you have little time. you can always review the site ( or web page ) at your leisure.
Keep heavy duty downloads as night activity. That way you wouldn’t be blocking up your telephone line, and you would be getting a better internet speed. During downloads or any passive activity. Utilize the time for browsing by opening another window.
Disable sound, video and animations of browser, if your internet lays only the text part of any web page. Multimedia takes longer time to load.
Get smart and use keyboard shortcuts to navigate around.
Enable filters to tackle spam mail.
Say no to Cut, Copy, Paste.
Hopefully, you are not among those who cut and copy and paste their way to a degree. Coping an assignment or quiz brings dishonor to student, without doing any good in long run. Of course, we learn from books and reproducing textbook material in an exam bring good marks, only when done honestly. Better students find the time to grasp to concept of their studies, and thus are better able to produce work that can be rightly classified as their own.
you should have some sites in mind to help you search the internet subject, keyword, and reference information. Try Google.com, as it has the fastest searching algorithm, and provides results in nanoseconds. It has also the preferred search engine of many websites
Establish Routine for a Better Life
Lastly, when you are comfortable with using internet for email and their web for information, you can establish routines that benefit your life. You can search the web regularly for news, shopping, employment, education, or your hobby needs.