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Internet is for everyone, online is used for everything from email and booking hostel accommodation to shopping
Gone are the days of just pen and paper, and travelling to the shops, now is the era of the internet, from checking your email, booking your hostel accommodation, buying the weekly groceries and checking the weather to countless App’s (Applications) on your Iphone, updating your Facebook page or sending a Tweet on twitter.

Now is the time to be computer literate or be left behind.

Don’t panic; carry on reading the internet is easy here are some easy tips and hints on how to make things easier for you and to take the first steps.

Right, you have a desk top or laptop and you have managed to access the internet, when your internet page opens you will see at the very top the Address bar, this is where you write the URL, this is the address of the page you want to go to.

What a lot of people do, is go to Google for everything, even if they have the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) web address.

This is doubling your work, its like having the address and telephone of a shop you want to visit in London then ringing Directory inquiring to ask for the address and telephone number again, doesn’t make sense, right?

All you have to do is write the sites address in the Address bar at the top of the page

For example to book your hostel or hotel accommodation, you can book on

The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) means the web address

At the top of the page write the address, then press enter, you go to the Home page of the site, from there you can check the availability and book which ever accommodation you like.

Top Tip
Be aware that not everything on the internet is true, and not all sites on the internet are genuine. Be careful how you give out your personal information on internet.

For anything on the Internet, that you will use your credit/debit card to pay, always check that at the beginning of the payment page address where you will pay, it has https the “s” stands for secure, it means that all the information added on that page, will be encrypted so no-one can see your payment details, it’s a bit like you making sure that no-one knows your Pin number for your Credit/debit card

For example the payment page on starts with https

Even though you are buying or doing business over the Internet, the company should still exist in the real world and therefore they should have a contact telephone number and Street address in case you want to contact them.

Searching on the Internet for what you want
If you do not have the address of the site you want to visit, or you want some information, this is when Google, Bing, Yahoo Search and other are used, to find the answer to your question or find the site you are looking for

Again write the address of the Search Engine you want to use for example

In the middle of all the pages you will see a search bar, write what you want to find inside here and then click on search or press enter.

You will see the results, there will be thousands of results but again do not Panic!

Look at the results, you have a small snippet of what the different page results are so you don’t have to open every page.

The top sentence is the Title of the page/website it tells you what the website is about in a few words, the second part is a slightly more details description about the website and it also highlights the words that you searched for, this helps you to decide whether the page is what you are looking for and at the bottom is the address for the site.

If you want to go to the site just click the title and you go straight to the page

For example for Hostels247 you would see

Hostels - Youth Hostel - Cheap Hotels Accommodation Bookings ...

Book cheap hostels & budget hotels accommodation online worldwide, confirmed reservations with no booking fees. Budget & independent travellers, backpackers ...

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)  or Web address

This is just a quick guide on how to search and go to a website, there are countless other things that can be done on the internet, you can virtually search for anything, and do nearly anything online so start here and begin to get computer literate, you will be surprised at how easy it is.

Happy Surfing :)

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