America Online is not the Internet!

Another way to get to the Internet and the World Wide Web is through America Online (AOL). America Online is not the Internet! This is how it works: America Online is an online service that you join for a monthly fee. If you use a phone modem, your modem dials a local number that AOL gave you and you “log on” (connect) to the service; if you have broadband, you still have to open the AOL application and log on to connect to the Internet.

You are not directly on the Internet—you are safely contained in the AOL “village,” where there are clubs and organizations, conferences, chat rooms, a “post office” for ...

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