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Choose or Delete an AOL Screen Name

Every AOL (America Online) account includes space for seven screen names, or user names: one primary plus six others. The primary name is the one you choose when you first joined AOL. The primary name [more…]

Dealing with Drop-Shippers in Your eBay Business

A drop-shipper is a business that stocks merchandise and sells it to you (the reseller) — but ships the merchandise directly to your customer.

By using a drop-shipper, you transfer the risks of buying merchandise [more…]

Setting Up Your PayPal Account and Profile

You start setting up your PayPal profile during the process of registering for a PayPal account. Open up your browser and type into the Address Bar. The PayPal home page has multiple links [more…]

JavaScript and HTML

You can think of JavaScript as an extension to HTML; an add-on, if you will.

Here's how it works. HTML tags create objects; JavaScript lets you manipulate those objects. For example, you use the HTML <BODY> [more…]

How Do Buyers and Sellers Use eCheck?

eChecks are the digital counterpoints of the pieces of paper found in a checkbook. Buyers and sellers pay and get paid by eCheck in electronic transactions similar to tradtional banking. [more…]

Why You Should Add PayPal to Your Web Site

If you think PayPal is just for eBay sales, then you're missing out on a great opportunity to get revenue (or more revenue) from your Web site. If you're not already selling products from your Web site [more…]

Compressing Files to Ease E-Mailing

You can compress files to make them smaller or to roll several files into a single file that's easier to manage and send in an e-mail message. These days, hard drive space isn't difficult to come by, and [more…]

Unmasking Search Engine Myths and Mistakes

A lot of confusion exists in the search engine world, and some of those ideas and omissions can hurt your search engine positions. Read, and take heed. [more…]

Constructing a Press Kit

A press kit is a collection of written materials designed to introduce an expert or a company to the media. Often these materials are contained in an attractive folder and accompanied by a cover letter [more…]

Using the Skype Search Directory

The ability to search Skype is a powerful feature. Although you can search for a Skype name, full name, or e-mail address, you can narrow your search based on a set of filters. The Skype search directory [more…]

Keeping One Step Ahead of the Spammers

If it's just a matter of time before a spammer catches up to your e-mail address, is there any hope? Sure, you have some hope. But, truth be told, you can do little to completely avoid spam. What hope [more…]

Examining the Internet's Many Uses

The Internet is unlike all the other communications media anyone has ever encountered. People of all ages, colors, creeds, and countries freely share ideas, stories, data, opinions, and products. Increasingly [more…]

How to Unblock MySpace Users

You can unblock MySpace users from your Blocked Users list — where you can see all the users you’ve blocked. So, if you change your mind about who you want to keep out of your MySpace space, you follow [more…]

Knowing Who's a Cybertroublemaker

Feeling safe on the Internet is easy if you think of yourself as just one little surfer out in the middle of a giant ocean of networks, computers, and users. [more…]

Placing Photos Inline with Your Text

Buyers love seeing pictures of the products in your auctions. That's why eBay lets you add a free picture to every auction you post. Of course, eBay also offers you the [more…]

Finding Out How PayPal Works

Like many great ideas, the fundamentals of PayPal are pretty easy to grasp. Your PayPal account is much like any savings or checking account, except PayPal was designed specifically for online transactions [more…]

How to Build a Website: The Home Page

Plan your home page carefully when you build your website. The contents on your home page can determine whether people will dive into your other pages — or whether they stay on your website, at all! But [more…]

Creating a Rollover Image in Dreamweaver CS3

In Dreamweaver, Rollover images — as the name implies — are designed to react when someone rolls a cursor over an image. The effect can be as dramatic as a picture of a dog being replaced by a picture [more…]

Knowing When Not to Use Priceline

Even if you're a frequent Priceliner, you're fighting against the odds if you try to use Priceline for some kinds of trips. If you're just looking for a weekend away, prices are generally low on your route [more…]

How to Make Your MySpace Profile Private

You can use a private profile on MySpace to limit who can view your profile information; you can narrow it down to only the individuals listed in your Friend List. Your private profile then doesn’t allow [more…]

Timing Google's Crawl

Google crawls the Web at varying depths and on more than one schedule. The so-called deep crawl occurs roughly once a month. This extensive reconnaissance of Web content requires more than a week to complete [more…]

Is Wikipedia Reliable?

The creators of Wikipedia are the first to admit that not every entry is accurate and that it might not be the best source of material for research papers. Here are some points to consider: [more…]

How to Block MySpace Users

You can block other MySpace users so that the person can no longer contact you at all through MySpace. That means (s)he can’t comment your page — or send you any message that you actually receive. [more…]

How to Create Your First Blog Using Blogger

The Difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet

People now talk about the Web more than they talk about the Internet. The World Wide Web and the Internet are not the same thing — the World Wide Web (which we call the Web because we're lazy typists) [more…]