Understanding the Internet
Although many people think the "Web" is the same as the Internet, the Internet actually consists of five major services:
- World Wide Web (Web)
- Electronic Mail (Email)
- Newsgroups (Usenet) *
- Internet Relay Chat (IRC) **
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Most people only concern themselves with the Web and email. This walkthrough will focus on the Web. For an email walkthrough, click here.
*While NetZero does not maintain its own direct newsgroup servers, there are still several ways to access NNTP / Usenet services. Try going to the My NetZero homepage and use the "Search the Web" tools. Search for the words Usenet servers or Free NNTP to find Web-based and traditional Usenet Newsgroup access.
**NetZero offers Instant Messaging service through NetZero Voice, and also supports popular chat and instant messaging applications such as mIRC, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, and MSN Messenger.
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