Internet users and I Guide - Resources and Review

First Monday is a monthly peer
reviewed academic journal about the Internet. It aims to follow the political and regulatory regimes affecting the Internet, examine the use of the Internet on a global scale, analyse research and development of Internet software and hardware, study the use of Internet in specific communities and report on standards.
A document (Internet RFC 1855) which provides a minimum set of guidelines for network etiquette (netiquette) which organisations may take and adapt for their own use. It is written in a bulleted format to make it easy to read and adapt. Covers electronic mail, mailing lists, Usenet news, Web services and interactive services.
A virtual clinic for cyber
related issues featuring an Internet addiction test, chargeable email and chat-room counselling, and information on the impact of the Internet on students. Deals with aspects of Internet addiction which affect men, women, and children at home, school, and work.
Monthly magazine that analyses industry issues and products for companies that use the Internet as an integral part of their business.
Examines the process of developing an acceptable Internet use policy within a library environment. Addresses the need for such a policy, covers the principles of policy development, identifies the elements of an AUP, and looks at how library staff put the policy into practice.
Offers advice on the safe use of Internet chat rooms, with a focus on children and teenagers. Provides a parental guide to the Internet in general, and more detailed information about the attractions and dangers of chat, with suggestions as to how parents can ensure the safety of their children.
HomeNet is an ongoing study of how ordinary families use the Internet.
A log of activities which took place in a workshop (April 1998) to investigate the possible use of MUDs and MOOs for supporting distance learning. The term 'MUD' stands for 'Multi
User Dimension', and it is a tool typically used by games players to invent characters and play games with other Internet users. MOO means a MUD is based on an object oriented database that keeps track of the environment, and what people can do with it.
Project intending to enforce governance over Internet policy and participation. Offers resources from non
governmental bodies dealing with domain names, Internet communities, and social responsibility. Also provides links to related initiatives in German and Japanese. A weekly newsletter, The Cyber-Federalist, is available.
User group for those wanting to get the most from online and CD
ROM products and services.
Defines what IAD (Internet Addiction Disorder) is, gives reasons as to what makes the Web addictive, examines diagnostic criteria, and offers possible explanations for such obsessive behaviour.
Article describing ways to make Web content, particularly multimedia resources, more accessible to users with disabilities. Covers issues such as navigation, format of material, colour, clarity, natural language and transformation of pages. Available in several formats including plain text, PDF and HTML.
A collection of links and information about human factors, user interface issues, and usable design specific to the World Wide Web, such as access, animation, design, speed, navigation, multimedia, searching, applets, frames and style sheets.
Report tracing the development of the Internet, considering how growth and usage trends affect policy making. Offers information on usage patterns according to gender, race and ethnicity, education and income levels.
Three chapters of a book which provides a snapshot of the Internet and Usenet communities, and gives its readers an overview of the history of network communications.
The Domain Survey attempts to discover every host on the Internet by doing a complete search of the Domain Name System. Results are published every six months, in January and July.
Internet user survey which attempts to analyse the impact of the Internet on society. Addresses issues including the range of activities performed by users on the Internet, demographic differences in Net access and use, social isolation, impact of usage on traditional media, and effects on working patterns. Presented as a PDF file.
Online magazine and pressure group to represent the interests of the UK online community.
Aims to help people use the Internet to change organisations, build partnerships and benefit communities.
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