@Email Internet Hunt by Cindy O'Hora
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Use "1971First Ever Email" article to answer the following questions:

1. Who put the @ symbol in email addresses?


Thomas Watson answered the first phone call. Who received the first email message?


Why did R.T. develop email? (Watch the video)


2. List 3 advantages to using BCC (Blind carbon copy) versus Carbon copy in email.





3. How does quoting help clarify a response in an email?




4. What symbol tells you the material is quoted?



5. What is an email sig line?


6. Write the first 4 commandments of email.













7. What are flames in email?


If you receive a flaming email, must you read it all or can you just delete it?


8. When is it okay to send an unsolicited attachment to someone? (I don't know what unsolicited means.)


9. What is wrong with email spam?




10. What is a bounced email? Write two reasons why an email might bounce.




11. Different computers use different operating systems. So you cannot easily run a Macintosh program in a PC,
although Macs can run PC programming. How is it then that all computers can communicate via email?


How does the code work?



12. YOU GET AN EMAIL WHERE THE TEXT IS IN ALL CAPITALS. What does this mean? (Hint see 6.)


Watch How Email Works animation.
You send an email from your home to a friend. It passes through many computers? Is it private? (Servers are computers, toos)


Explore further:

Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye


Extra: Is the electronic mail you send or receive at school, home or work private?


Done Already? =:O

Emoticons - It can be a challenge to communicate via email. Our words do not always convey emotions well.
Enter smilies. Just a few keystrokes can distinguish a compliment from a criticism. Translate these smilies:





Enter your favorite:


bullet Meet the inventor of the Smilie :-)

bullet Email spam, spoof, phishing - Can you spot the baloney?

bullet Offline: Create an email sig line for yourself.

bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity | bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

bullet Online Collaborations & Social Networking

bullet Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of
the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases

"A lie gets halfway around the world, before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill did not even have email! :-)

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