this week topic : WEB BROWSER (WEB SEARCHING & WEB RESOURCE EVALUATION)
what is web browser?
it is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. in short, it is an application where human search any enquiries that they have. we can search for image, text, videos and any other information that will assist user in their work.
of course, we work with a lot of Web browser. which one do you frequently use? to me, it has to be Google Chrome. most of the Web browser all over the world are Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
what are the terms used in Web Browser?
1)HTTP - hyper text Transfer Protocol
2) URL - Uniform Resource Locator
- URL is the address input by the user into the browser. The URL will bring the user into the web pages they desire
3) HTML - HyperText Markup Language
- HTML is passed to the browser's layout engine to be transformed to an interactive document.
what are search engines? it is a program where user key in a specific keyword to find the information that they want. just like web browser, the information that come out will be in the form of images, text or videos depends on how you want it. i prefer using Google as my search engine as they are faster. major search engines that are used in the whole world are Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask.com. the video below shows you how do search engine work so that we can get information.
web directories is not a search engine and it is built by humans. unlike search engine, it is a list of websites that are listed based on their category or subcategory.
it is similar to search engine however it brings user to several search engine at one time. Metasearch enables user to find several information once without having to open several search engine to find what they want.
here are a few tricks that will maximise your use in the searching information:
1) if you want to find a meaning of a word in the search engine, instead of just typing aggregate, you may type define : aggregate. you will be directed into the specific meaning of aggregate instead of getting useless information about it. \
2) If you are looking for a definition of a term, put a quoting mark at the term so that you will be directed into the definition of a term instead of just getting a review of someone on their blog about the term . Example : "The Murphy's Law". this can also be applied if you are searching for a picture for Rachel Adams for instance. put a quote on her name. "Rachel Adams" and you will found only her pictures and not someone else.
this is just some tricks that I know and it is really helpful. enjoy! XD