Communicate on the Internet

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There are several ways to communicate on the internet, here we will discuss what are those ways and how to use them to communicate.


E-Mail: It is one of the most effective communication technologies in the internet. When sending an e-mail, you must know the functions of its "fields".

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    This is where you put the email of the recipient
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    This is where you put the subject or title of your message
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    This is where you can put another e-mail address of someone you want to have a copy of the e-mail you are sending
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    This is what we call the blind courtesy copy, you can add the address of the person whom you wish to send a copy of your email the same as the CC but this time e-mail addresses that is added to BCC will not be revealed to the recipient and other people who have received the email
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    This feature can be used to attach items like text documents, photos, sound and video files
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    Message Box
    This is where you type your email or message
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When someone sends you an email, you have several options to reply.

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    You can click on this option to reply to the sender; in this option there is no need for you to type the email address of the sender
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    You can use this option to send an email or a message that you received from someone to send it to someone else and this time you have to type in the email of the person whom you wish to receive this email.
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    This option helps you save the email in your folders if you want to keep the email or message in your mail
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    This option deletes the messages or emails in your e-mail account, if you wish to remove e-mails or message then this is what you need.
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Tracking Your Message

When you send an email that doesn't mean that the person automatically received your e-mail. The person might be away or the person did not receive it. Internet is also prone to failures.

  • Auto- Reply: This is an automatic reply that is set by the e-mail account owner when they are away or when they do not have time to check their e-mail. When you received one automatic reply is an automatic response set by the recipient of your e-mail, in which they will state why they cannot currently attend to your e-mail.
  • Bounce-back: This is an automatic reply by the server usually this happens when the inbox of the recipient is full or you typed an incorrect e-mail address. When you received one you should read and check the reason why your e-mail came back to you.
  • SPAM: This is a junk email, those unwanted messages, this is commonly used by sellers or those who want to trick people like scams. This kind of email is better deleted.

Instant Messaging

This is another way to communicate in the internet. This is similar to telephone except that instead of talking you have to type. There are so many programs nowadays that you can use for instant messaging. All you have to do is download and install these programs. Like for example Yahoo Messenger, Skype, AOL, Google Chat, Trillion, Facebook Chat, MSN Messenger and etc.

Because instant messaging or I'm is instant typing can be very slow that is why users have developed shorthand to speed communications.

Like for example:

  • BRB: Be right back
  • FYI: For your information
  • HAND: have a nice day
  • IMHO: In my humble opinion
  • LOL: Laughing out loud
  • ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing
  • OIC: Oh, I see
  • BTW: By the way
  • F2F: face to face
  • CTC: Care to chat
  • JK: Just kidding or joking
  • L8R: Later
  • GTG: Got to go
  • TC: Take care
  • TY: Thank you
  • BBL: Be back later

You can also express yourself by using emoticons in the instant messaging, like for example:

: ) - Happy
: - D - Laughing
: - 0 - Shocked
: - # - Lips are sealed
: ( - Sad
: - ( - Crying

And so on.....

You should also be careful in typing, it is better to use lower cases as using capital or upper cases is interpreted in instant messaging as shouting or angry.


This is a periodic or can also be an online diary entry. Most people use this to talk about themselves, express themselves and inform people about the latest on their life or sometimes it is used for news or any other commentaries. There are many sites in the internet

that host blogs like Bloggers and Xanga


== Podcast


This is like blogs but in a format of multimedia like audio and video. There are several hosts as well if you intend to create your personal Podcast . Like PodOmatic .

Search Engines

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Another type of internet

communication in which when you are trying to locate or find something through the internet
you may use search engines.  Examples of search engines are Bing, Yahoo, MSN

, Google and etc.

Social Networking Sites

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In this new generation aside from those mentioned above, Social networking sites are a very popular tool in internet

communication. Like for example, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace

, Tagged, Flixter , Multiply, LinkedIn, Bebo

and etc. 

To communicate using the social network, you need to visit the site that you prefer to join in, the most popular these days is Facebook so if you want to use this all you have to do is create your profile and provide the details needed to complete the profile and you may search for your friends by typing their names so you can add them as your friend in your profile.

Using Social network profile, you may send your friend a message privately and or send them a message on their profile for everyone else to read. In social network you can post a picture or video that you want and for everyone in your friends list to see you may also post a status to express yourself on how are you feeling at the moment. The setup varies on what social networking site you are using.

You may also play games on social network and the good thing is you can play with your friends; this is also a form of communication.

Other Form of Social Network (Virtual World)

Aside from the normal social network, there is also another form of social network that allows you to have an avatar, like for example, Gaia

Online, IMVU
and etc. 

In that social network, you also have to create a profile and an avatar you may shape and or create your avatar on how you look. In this type of social network you can live on a virtual world, usually they have a virtual setting of your house, you can design it according to your liking but if you want to make you properties realistic some of this Virtual social network requires for you to buy certain designs and or items that you want.

Online Games

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These days gaming is not only just a game some people meet up, became friends because of the online games, online games also have their chat room and or chat box

to communicate with the other players and or make friends with other players like for example SilkRoad

You can create your character to play the games and once you are in the game you can communicate with the other players.

Questions and Answers

CC option on the composer/Android?

Hi there! I am trying to send a text message to some people, but I can't find the BCC option on the composer on Android. Are there any suggestion? Thanks!

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    Open the Gmail application
    If you do not have it installed, then you can download it from Play Store. Here is the link: Gmail.
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    Start composing a message by pressing the button on the bottom-right.
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    Tap on the down arrow next to the "To" input field
    Alternatively, press the menu key at the bottom of your phone and select "Add CC/BCC". Two new input fields will appear: "CC" and "BCC".
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    Fill in the "BCC" field as required.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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